11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (14-24 February 2013)
Fionnuala: Small Puppet On A Big Journey / An Cat
Sat, 23rd February
Director James Kelly will attend the screening.
This touching documentary follows Fionnuala, a small wooden puppet, and her makers (the Galway-based puppet theatre company Branar) on a journey from Barna, Co. Galway to Cologne for a performance of their acclaimed Irish language version of Clann Lir (The Children of Lir).
The film goes behind the scenes at Branar to trace the process of building the show, from hand-carving the wooden figures to composing the score, but will the set arrive in Germany in one piece, and what to do about the missing gloves? Fionnuala is a touching exploration of the art of puppetry and the skill and craftsmanship that goes into a show.
Alistair Daniel, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
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