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It's Now or Never / How to Invent Reality / My Irish Diary

30m Documentary, Comedy 1996

It’s Now or Never

A lonely Co Clare farmer employs the services of a matchmaker to find a wife – ideally “…a handy-sized woman, round the 10 stone mark, reasonable in looks; nice personality” in this funny and intimate portrait of rural isolation..

How to Invent Reality

Here Carlsen reveals how he has orchestrated the action in It’s Now Or Never, a film that claims documentary status despite having a script, storyboards and a dream sequence.

My Irish Diary

Revisiting Carlsen’s record of the year that his young son spent as a visitor at the village school in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, learning English, Irish and religion, and making friends with local children.


Jon Bang Carlsen





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