Thursday, 24 January 2013
"So you kept the half-door?" Irish film, Irish Folk Furniture wins Sundance award for best animated short.
The director of the film, Tony Donoghue hails from County Tipperary and previously had success with another film, 'A Film from My Parish', which was screened at Sundance in 2009. Yesterday, after winning the award for best short, he described Irish Folk Furniture as 'pure propaganda', because it was made with the intention of getting people interested in Irish dressers, because furniture can be seen as 'boring'. Mike Farah, speaking on behalf of the Sundance jury, he praised the film's 'simplicity' and said it was, 'full of life'. A great achievement of the short is that it captures the natural flow of Irish conversation, including rural accents and the easy-going way of speaking. There's nothing scripted, overly-formal and over-rehearsed about the dialogue.