North Circular

dir. Luke McManus / 2022 / Ireland / 85min.
“North Circular” is a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road.

“North Circularis a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road, from the Phoenix Park to Dublin Port, exploring the history, music and streetscapes of a street that links some of the country’s most beloved and infamous places. Told in black and white 4:3 Academy ratio, the film evokes many narratives from the history of the city and nation, from colonialism, to mental health, to the struggle for women’s liberation while also engaging with urgent issues of today, including the battle to save the legendary Cobblestone Pub, centre of Dublin’s recent folk revival, from destruction at the hands of cynical property developers. The film also includes musical performances from artists local to the North Circular, including John Francis Flynn, Séan Ó Túama, Eoghan O’Ceannabháin, Ian Lynch & Gemma Dunleavy.

duration:
85 min
country / year of production:
Ireland / 2022
director:
Luke McManus
cinematography:
Evan Barry, Jamie Goldrick, Luke McManus, Paddy Jordan, Richard Kendrick
producer:
Elaine Gallagher / Madhouse Films
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2022 – Sheffield FF, 2022 – Dublin FF: Special Mention Award in Documentary Competition, 2022 – IndieCork FF: Special Mention Award in Documentary Competition, 2022 – DocPoint Helsinki, 2022 – DocPoint Tallin
sections:
Muse and Inspiration
competitions:
Chopin’s Nose Award Award for Best Cinematography
tags:
music cities relations

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