Dir: Aoife Kelleher
Prod: Rachel Lysaght
Ireland, 80 mins, Documentary
Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland’s national necropolis. ONE MILLION DUBLINERS reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, love, redemption, emotion, history – and the business of death.
But this is really a film about life: the Saint Valentine’s Day rush in the florists; the American visitors eagerly searching for Irish ancestors; lost and longed for love; discovery and bereavement; earthy gravediggers and musicians in celebration. Above all, it’s the story of an immensely engaging Tour Guide shepherding his charges – and us – through the headstones and monuments, through opinions and beliefs. Filled with the familiar and the fascinating, this is a documentary that offers a glimpse into the unknown, into a world we will all come to share.
Often humorous, always affecting, ONE MILLION DUBLINERS explores life, death and the afterlife, and ends in a way that will stay with you forever. Even in a cemetery you never quite get used to death.
“beautifully shot… genuinely moving” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Irish Independent
Best Irish Film of 2014, The Irish Times, Ireland December 2014
Best Irish Feature Documentary Film, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland July 2014