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Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion

1h 2m Documentary, F-Rated 2015

This riveting new documentary explores the life, work and sensual poetic imagination of the revolutionary Irish poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Born in 1922, her story is set against a backdrop of a tumultuous century in Irish history in which she and her family (her father Seán MacEntee, her husband Conor Cruise O’Brien) were centrally involved. It is told from an intimate perspective through dramatic representations of a sequence of poems reimagined and choreographed as short films intercut with her father’s home movies and the poet’s own commentary on her life and work. Featuring performance artist Maureen Fleming, Louis de Paor, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Olwen Fouéré.


Paula Kehoe


English, Irish



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