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A critically-acclaimed biopic charting the rise of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, and how the songs of his west of Ireland childhood helped shape his complex character.
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost.
Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó’Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Micheál O’Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, SONG OF GRANITE is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvellous exploration of music and song.
SONG OF GRANITE is Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language Oscar 2018.
Director: Pat Collins
Starring: Michael O'Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Leni Parker
Running Time: 104m
Language: Irish, English
Release Date: 8 December 2017