Venue: The Phoenix Cinema
Date: Monday 18th March
76mins/2012/Ireland/B&W & Colour/16:9
Dreamtime Revisited, a new film by Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Julius Ziz is a “walkabout in dreamtime Ireland” inspired by the works of Irish writer, poet and philosopher, John Moriarty considered by many “as a major writer, comparable to Yeats, Joyce and Beckett” (Guardian Obituary 2007).
Dreamtime Revisited weaves together contemporary and archive material, with excerpts from some of Moriarty’s key talks, in a labyrinthine invocation of what he called his “dream-vision” of Ireland; exploring the spiritual and poetic dimensions of its landscape and people. ‘Philosopher-poet John Moriarty drank deep from the well of Irish mythology, seeking a new understanding of what it means to be Irish, to be Celtic, to be human.
“Dreamtime Revisited is a mesmeric kaleidoscope of images from Ireland’s past and present, in a joyous tribute to one of the sharpest minds that Ireland has produced in our time.”
Michael Gray, Film Critic – Irish Echo, New York
“Magical, wondrous, sensual and spiritual”
Film Ireland Magazine
“A piece of truly original cinema! Not just food for thought but a feast for thought!”
Poet Paul Durcan
“A magical, hallucinatory feast of wonders. I emerged from the cinema spellbound
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)