Audiences at the Galway Film Fleadh next month will be the first to see three exciting new films from TG4 which will premiere at the festival.
In total, five films from TG4 will be screened at the film fleadh in July, including two from Cine4, an Irish language film scheme supported by Screen Ireland, the BAI, and TG4.
The next Cine4 film, Tarrac, is to receive its premiere at this year’s film festival. Tarrac is an intimate character drama set in the Kerry Gaeltacht.
Aoife Ní Bhraoin returns home to help her father, Brendán ‘The Bear’ Ó Briain, recover from a heart attack.
Day to day they get along just fine. As we dig a little deeper we find that there is so much that has been left unsaid about the loss of Aoife’s mother.
Another from the Cine4 pot is Róise & Frank, a family film has been a hit at festivals since its release earlier this year.
Awards for the film to date include, a Dublin Film Critic Circle Award, Best Ensemble at the Dublin International Film Festival and Audience awards at both the Santa Barbara and Sanoma International festivals.
It’s been two years since Róise lost her husband Frank. Isolated by grief, she has cut herself off from family and the village community.
The arrival of a mysterious dog, who seems intent on connecting with her, heralds a huge change, but is it for the better?
The dog loves hurling and steaks, has a favourite armchair in Rósie’s house, and an aversion to her neighbour, Donncha.
Other TG4 films to receive Irish and world premieres at this years Galway Film Fleadh are Aisling Trí Néallaibh and Cathair na Mílte Grian.
Aisling Trí Néallaibh (Clouded Reveries) is an intimate exploration of Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s world and creative process. It is a film about memories, motherhood and the mysterious nature of creativity.
Captured through intimate performances of her own work and in-depth interviews, the film reveals Ní Ghríofa’s creative impulses and journeys with her to the heart of her inspiration: her homeplace in Co. Clare.
Cathair na Mílte Grian (City of a Thousand Suns) is a cinematic pilgrimage exploring the cultural and psychological impacts of war. Part poem, part elegy, this film forges connections between the inhabitants of two distant cities, Dublin and Hiroshima.
Asking the questions: who are we, and how can we remain human in the era of industrial mechanical warfare?
Also screening will be An Buachaill Gealgháireach, the remarkable and untold story of a song. An Irish song called “The Laughing Boy” written by a teenage rebel Brendan Behan in memory of another iconic rebel, Michael Collins – the centenary of whose death is commemorated this year.
This song also had an extraordinary and dramatic afterlife as “To Gelasto Paidi,” the powerful left-wing anthem of resistance against the dictatorship that ruled Greece in the late 60s and early 70s.
Translated by the poet Vassilis Rotas, Behan’s words in Greek were set to music by the legendary Mikis Theodorakis, the most famous Greek composer of all time.
Check out the full programme of films and events for the 2022 Galway Film Fleadh, which is returning to Galway, July 5-10.