Song of Granite
Plus a Q&A with director Pat Collins
Saturday 2nd December
Regent Street Cinema, 16:45
Ireland 2017. Dir Pat Collins. With Michael O'Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Leni Parker, Alain Goulem. 118 min. Cert 12A. Language: Irish & English
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary sean-nós singer Joe Heaney to the screen with an audacious exploration of the man and his music. With an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage, the film celebrates the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait of Heaney, the man. Song of Granite is Ireland’s entry for the 90th Oscars, in the Best Foreign-language Film category.