Wonderful critical reviews of The Silver Branch August 3, 2017
Just delighted to see some wonderful reviews of documentary The Silver Branch. Donald Clarke, perhaps Ireland’s foremost film critic, writing in The Irish Times described the film as,
“Breathtakingly lovely … Costello’s rich images offer elegant underscores to the subject’s pastoral verse.”
While we received this beautiful personal feedback from none other than our own Brendan Gleeson, thank you so much sir!!
“Film making as it should be in Ireland, finding the universal in the local – with a sure footedness that is most unusual, magical … a unique and an important cinematic gift”
Donald Clarke’s full review
“There was another campaign at the heart of Katrina Costello’s breathtakingly lovely The Silver Branch, but her film is first and foremost a character study of a remarkable man. Patrick McCormack has,
like generations of antecedents before him, worked a patch of land that rubs against the beautiful, austere Burren. Costello’s rich images offer elegant underscores to the subject’s pastoral verse.
A fox lowers itself. A horse makes efforts to care for a calf. The film gains a different momentum when McCormack gets drawn into the campaign against the controversial Burren Interpretive Centre.
The film does trust that we share its subject’s passion for nature, but it will win over even those agnostic about the philosophy.”