Competition: Win a Copy of ‘Thaddeus O’Sullivan: The Early Films , 1974-1985’ on DVD

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As part of their Christmas campaign, the festive folk at the IFI Film Shop have given us a copy of Thaddeus O’Sullivan: The Early Films , 1974-1985 to giveaway.

From the best in Irish film and T.V. to the top DVDs of 2014, from documentaries to dramas, from serials to sci-fi – One Million Dubliners, Jimmy’s Hall, Frank, Finding Vivian Maier and Ida,  there’s hundreds of gift ideas for film lovers at the IFI Film Shop which has extended opening hours right up to Christmas Eve! There really is something for everyone, so why not pop in and check it out for yourself!

From the 10th of December they are a running a 12 days of Christmas competition via their Film Shop Twitter account (IFI_FilmShop), all you have to do is retweet to be in with a chance of winning some great film prizes e.g. newly released DVDs, iconic film posters.

Competition Offer

We have a copy of Thaddeus O’Sullivan: The Early Films , 1974-1985 to give away. The two-disc, digitally remastered DVD features five films that O’Sullivan made between 1974 and 1985, including the BAFTA nominated The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985) and a rarely shown film on Jack B. Yeats (1981), as well as authoritative versions of his RCA and BFI work from the 1970s.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Who starred as master criminal Michael Lynch in Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s 2000 film Ordinary Decent Criminal?

Email your answer to by Monday, 22nd December when the Film Ireland Hat will carry out a large heist and select a winner.

The Early Films (1974-1985)
Dublin-born Thaddeus O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s most distinguished cinematographers and film directors. His award-winning feature films include Stella Days, The Heart of Me, Nothing Personal and December Bride. With this new DVD the IFI Irish Film Archive brings together five of his earliest films digitally re-mastered and made available for the first time since their original, limited release 30-40 years ago. The collection represents an important and vibrant period in the 1970s and ’80s when key Irish filmmakers were working in formally experimental and critically questioning ways within what is now called the first wave of Irish cinema.

This collection traces O’Sullivan’s early endeavours as a student in London, at Ealing Art College and the Royal College of Art, where he made the experimental student works Flanagan (1974) and A Pint of Plain (1975) through to his first commercial cinema release, the BAFTA-nominated The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985) starring Brenda Fricker and Bob Hoskins. In the BFI-funded On a Paving Stone Mounted (1978) which features performances by Christy Moore, Stephen Rea, Gabriel Byrne and Miriam Margolyes and his cine-essay Assembled Memories (1981) about the life and work of painter Jack B Yeats, viewers can better appreciate how O’Sullivan experimented with film to explore memory, migration and creativity.

Flanagan (1974, 11min)
A Pint of Plain (1975, 40min)
The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985, 28min)

On a Paving Stone Mounted (1978, 92min)
Assembled Memories: Jack B. Yeats, 1871-1957 (1981, 35min)
Aspect Ratio: All 4:3 except for The Woman Who Married Clarke Gable 16:9
Region: Free, Pal
Sound: Stereo
Length: Disc One 79 mins, Disc Two 127 mins
Language: English
Colour: Assembled Memories colour
All other titles black and white

EURO 21.99 includes postage and packing. Available for EURO 19.99 in person at the IFI Film Shop.

If ordering more than one copy, please call the IFI Film Shop on 01 679 5727


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