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Song of Granite (CTBC)

15-21 December

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Ireland’s selection for best foreign-language film at the 2018 Academy Awards, acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence) brings the dramatic true story of legendary sean nós (old style) singer Joe Heaney to the screen in a fittingly lyrical film, largely in Gaelic dialogue. Weaving traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage and musical performances, Song of Granite offers a complete, unflinching portrait of the man and the country that made him, and celebrates the traditional Irish music Joe Heaney created.


Buy a copy of the Sunday Herald on 17 December for your two-for-one voucher, redeemable at the Mon 18 December (20.30) screening of Song of Granite


£5.50 ticketsFri 15 Dec (15.50)

A gorgeous, unconventional Joe Heaney biopic. 'Song of Granite' delivers a profile of not just a singer but the country that made him.

★★★★ IndieWire

Collins’ film gradually splinters into elusive, non-linear shards of memory and music, unified by its stony monochrome imagery and a fragile, folky soundtrack — as quietly radical a musical biopic as we’ve seen since Todd Haynes’s “I’m Not There”

Variety
  • Director Pat Collins
  • Cast Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Alain Goulem,
  • Certificate CTBC
  • Running time 1h38m
  • Language Gaelic with subtitles
  • Country Ireland/Canada
  • Year of production 2017
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