Seven of the Splanc! 2016 films are available to view on the TG4 Player until April 30th including:
- Dónal Ó Céilleachair’s ‘Áiliu Iath n-hÉrend’ (‘Invoking Ireland’) which draws its inspiration from the ancient collection of poems, The Songs of Amergin, which, according to legend the Poems, or Songs, of Amhairghin Glúngheal are the first poems in Irish recited in Ireland. This film brings the poems to life with a chorus of Ireland’s finest living poets and a kaleidoscope of images from Ireland’s past and present.
- Fergal Ward’s and Adrian Duncan’s ‘Bungaló Bliss’ that revisits Jack Fitzsimon’s housing catalogue of 1971, and the extraordinary effect it had on Irish house design and rural ways of living.
- Tadhg O’Sullivan’s ‘Solas Céad Bliain’ that is a poetic meditation on light, explored as a cinematic journey through one hundred years of Irish art.
- Sharon Whooley’s ‘Imogen Stuart Dealbhóir’ which explores the powerful work of German-Irish sculptor Imogen Stuart. Imogen’s prodigious work in a variety of media has attracted international attention and critical acclaim over her career.
- Pat Collins brings us into the beautiful, immersive paintings of Co. Tyrone’s William McKeown in ‘Idir Neamh agus Talamh: Saothar William McKeown’.
- Megs Morley’s and Tom Flanagan’s ‘Cruth na Cumhachta’ (Allegories of Power) explores the significance of stone statues found throughout Ireland and their relationship to our political history and our collective memory.
- Oonagh Kearney’s ‘Oíche Nollaig na mBan’ is inspired by Seán Ó Ríordáin’s well known poem and aims to capture the powerful energy of the work in a highly visual treatment. Working with a schoolgirl choir and inter-generational cast of female performers, the film pays tribute to Ó’Riórdáin’s language and radical vision of Women’s Christmas night.
To view all Splanc! films click the following link: http://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=4818413925001