Irish director, Mike Hannon’s cinematic documentary, The Cloud of Unknowing has today been nominated for the Best British & Irish Short Film Award, at the 38th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.
The film was nominated for the London award, by IndieCork Film Festival, the only Irish festival which participates in nominations for the London Film Critic’s Circle. The Cloud Of Unknowing also won IndieCork’s Best Irish Short Film award last October.
The winner of the 38th London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best British & Irish Short Film will be announced at a red carpet awards ceremony on January 28th.
The five films vying for Best British & Irish Short Film were announced by actors Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones) and Morfydd Clark (The Man Who Invented Christmas) at the Mayfair Hotel, London, on Tuesday 19th of December.
The Cloud of Unknowing is a documentary on a modern day hermit who dedicated his life to the mystical tradition of contemplative prayer. Rodney Thompson, a Cork man, spent almost thirty years in an isolated cottage in Connemara in pursuit of solitude, silence and prayer. Without electricity or running water, Mr. Thompson lived simply, prayed ceaselessly and welcomed visitors to his hermitage close to Roundstone, Galway.