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ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN &
THE MAKING OF ROCKY
ROAD TO DUBLIN


ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN

Year: 1968
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Sean O'Faolain
Director: Peter Lennon
Country: Ireland
UK: 70 mins
UK Release Date: 16 September 2005 (Limited Release - London, ICA)

THE MAKING OF ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN

Year: 2004
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Lennon
Director: Paul Duane
Country: Ireland
UK: 30 mins
UK Release Date: 16 September 2005 (Limited Release - London, ICA)

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Synopsis

Decades before Michael Moore, Irish journalist Peter Lennon and legendary French New Wave cameraman Raoul Coutard got a society to condemn itself on camera...

One of the few independent documentaries made in Ireland in the 1960s, Lennon's film takes a revealing snapshot of his country post-revolution and finds a society straining under the pressure of social and religious traditions.

After one screening in Dublin in 1968, ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN was suppressed for three decades and never released in Irish cinemas or shown on Irish television. Its international fame was sealed when it became the final film to be shown at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, before Godard, Truffaut and co. shut the event down.

More than just a fascinating time-capsule piece, this exceptional, rarely-seen documentary still remains resonant today. An accompanying half-hour Making of... documentary directed by Paul Duane puts the original film into contemporary context, while featuring footage of Coutard at work and Lennon in Cannes.










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