Eliza Lynch: Queen Of Paraguay

Thursday, 20th February 2014

8:00PM @Savoy

Irish Paraguayan Feature Documentary Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay starring Irish actress Maria Doyle Kennedy is a love story between the beautiful Eliza, Heroine of Paraguay and President Francisco Solano Lopez, is one of the most intriguing, and yet one of the least known lives of modern history.

Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay is an epic story of hunger, war, wealth, of family, love, tragedy and loss told through the eyes of Eliza brilliantly and movingly played by Marie Doyle Kennedy and as a young woman by Paraguayan model and Olympic athlete, Leryn Franco.

Eliza was born in Charleville, County Cork in 1833, and became the wealthiest and the most famous woman in South America in the 19th century; and, as distorted by her enemies, the most infamous.

Produced by Stuart Switzer of Ireland’s Coco Television and Directed by renowned Irish director and film-maker, Alan Gilsenan was Shot in Ireland, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, France, England.


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Director: Alan Gilsenan

Cast: Leryn Franco, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Duration: 80 minutes

Guest Attending: Alan Gilsenan, Maria Doyle Kennedy


Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.


The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.