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Film: Poitín (Drama, in the Irish Language.) 

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8th February, 2020

Poitín

(Drama, in the Irish Language.)

Directed by Bob Quinn.  Written by Colm Bairéad.  

Produced by Cinegael.    

Starts 5.00pm

Tickets £8.00/ Festival £20.00

 

A sometimes hilarious, but fundamentally grim  story about two poteen agents, Labhrás (Donal McCann) and Sleamhnan (Niall Tóibín), who steal their confiscated goods back from the Gardaí and cheat  their elderly poteen-maker, Micíl (Cyril Cusack) out  of his share of the money. Poitín made history in Connemara as the first feature film ever to be made in the Irish Language. Set against a desolate background Quinn’s raw and grim depiction of Irish rural life and living generated outrage when it was first screened  in 1979. Images of stupidity and cruelty dominate this defiantly unsentimental film that, even today, retains its power to act as a riposte to idealisations of Ireland.

 (65 mins) Ireland 1979.  

Details

Date:
8th February, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom

Organiser

Irish Cultural Centre
Phone:
020 85638232
Website:
irishculturalcentre.co.uk