The Silver Branch premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh July 12, 2017
Katrina Costello’s creative, feature-length documentary will premiere Friday July 14th at the Galway Film Fleadh. The film sold out in a few days, but we hope to have more Irish screenings, watch this space.
The Silver Branch is a philosophical vision-poem on the life of 5th generation Burren farmer/poet Patrick McCormack. Though it is centred around one man’s life, it is a bitter-sweet end-of-era evocation, and finds the universal in the local while exploring much deeper themes: the relationship between man and landscape, between tradition and spirit, between body and soul.
Central to the story is a divisive thirteen year battle our protagonist faced with the Irish Government to preserve the ancient landscape of Mullaghmore in The Burren.