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Five TG4-supported films to receive world premieres at Galway Film Fleadh 2022
30 Jun 2022 : Nathan Griffin
Róise & Frank to screen at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Irish language national broadcaster TG4 will see five of its projects screened at the 2022 Galway Film Fleadh.

TG4 and Screen Ireland will also host a networking event at the Fleadh on Saturday 9th July, for Producers interested in creating content in the Irish language.

The next Cine4 film, Tarrac, is to receive its premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh and will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre Friday, 8th July at 9pm. 

Tarrac - Galway Film Fleadh 

Tarrac is an intimate character drama set in the Kerry Gaeltacht. Aoife Ní Bhraoin returns home to help her father, Breandán “The Bear” Ó Braoin, 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. Directed by Declan Recks, written by Eugene O’Brien and produced by Clíona Ní Bhuachalla, the cast includes Kelly Gough, Lorcan Cranitch, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Kate Finegan, Rachel Feeney & Cillian Ó Gairbhí. 

Róise & Frank - Galway Film Fleadh    

Another from the Cine4 scheme is Róise & Frank, which will be showing at the Town Hall Theatre at 6pm on Wednesday, 6th July. Róise & Frank is a family film that 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 Sonoma International festivals. 

Róise & Frank was written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy, and produced by Macalla. 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. The film stars Bríd Ní Neachtain, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Lorcan Cranitch, Ruadhán de Faoite, Michelle Beamish, Claire O’Connor, Peadar Cox, and Deaglán de Paor. 

Other TG4 films to receive Irish and world premieres at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh are Aisling Trí Néallaibh and Cathair na Mílte Grian

Aisling Trí Néallaibh (Clouded Reveries) - Galway Film Fleadh 

Directed by Ciara Nic Chormaic and produced by Sharon Whooley, Aisling Trí Néallaibh screens in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, 7th July at 2pm. 

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. Funded by The Arts Council & TG4 through the ilDÁNA scheme.  

Cathair na Mílte Grian (City of a Thousand Suns) - Galway Film Fleadh 

Cathair na Mílte Grian will premiere in the Town Hall Theatre on Friday, 8th July at 2pm. 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? Directed and written by Paula Kehoe & Feargal Ward, the film stars Marcus Mac Conghail, Kazuyoshi Meiki, Tristan Warner, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (narrator), and Rióna Ní Fhrighil. 

An Buachaill Gealgháireach (The Laughing Boy) - Galway Film Fleadh 

Also screening will be An Buachaill Gealgháireach in Pálás cinema on Sunday, 10th July at 1pm. An Buachaill Gealgháireach is 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. The song remains an enduring and potent cultural force in the heart of Greece today. Directed by Alan Gilsenan and written by Theo Dorgan, An Buachaill Gealgháireach is produced by Kathryn Baird & Sheila Friel. 

Fáiltiú TG4 & Fís Éireann ag an Fleadh - Galway Film Fleadh

TG4 and Screen Ireland will host a networking event for producers at  the Rowing Club at 2pm on Saturday 9th July. Producers, directors, and creatives are welcome to the announcement of a new Irish language development fund in partnership between Screen Ireland and TG4. The new fund is for producers & creators interested in developing drama and documentary projects.  This informal social afternoon is also an opportunity for those in the industry to meet or reacquaint themselves with the TG4 commissioning team, discuss ideas and hopefully sow the seeds for future creative relationships. Fáilte roimh dhaoine le smaointe.

Cine4 is an Irish language film scheme supported by Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and TG4.

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