Cry of Granuaile to screen at the Eye


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Cry of Granuaile to screen at the Eye Cry of Granuaile to screen at the Eye

The Cry of Granuaile, the new film from Irish filmmaker Dónal Foreman, who divides his time between Dublin and New York, will screen at the city’s Eye Cinema at 7pm daily from this Friday, September 9,

It’s blend of psychodrama and fantasy from Dónal, whose previous films include the award-winning The Image You Missed (the IFTA-nominated documentary, named by the Irish Times as one of the 50 best Irish films ever made.) Shot on lush 16mm film and starring Dale Dickey and Judith Roddy, The Cry of Granuaile follows a grieving American filmmaker and her Irish assistant on a tour of the West of Ireland as they research a film about Granuaile (Grace O’Malley), the 16th century rebel and pirate queen.

The two women develop an uneasy intimacy as they journey towards Clare Island, where boundaries begin to blur between past and present, myth and history, dream and reality.

The Cry of Granuaile is the first feature funded by the Arts Council’s new Authored Works Award, which offers film artists creative and editorial freedom. Dónal took the opportunity of being the prize’s first recipient to create an ambitious work that “balances heartfelt drama, surreal experimentation and a playful sense of humour and absurdity”.

Mostly filmed on location on Clare and Achill Islands in Mayo,The Cry of Granuaile was previously screened in Galway at this year’s Film Fleadh

Dónal Foreman will be attending a Question & Answer session with the audience at the Eye after the 7pm show this Friday.

Visit to book ahead.

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