The Galway Film Fleadh | 8th – 13th July 2014
Academy Awards Arts Council

Galway Film Fleadh 2011 Programme

Director: Paddy Jolley | Ireland | 2011

A Door Ajar

A Door Ajar

In 1937, the French poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud arrived in Cobh in County Cork, bringing with him a stick that he believed St Patrick owned. His intention was to return the staff to its rightful owners and, with their help, to rediscover some fundamental truths. His journey didn’t turn out as planned and he was arrested while trying to gain entrance to a religious house on the outskirts of Dublin. Other than these facts, little record remains of his journey, except for a scant outline of his movements provided by two unpaid bills and some postcards sent from Galway. A Door Ajar examines Artaud’s poems, letters and essays and uses them to create a possible account of the weeks he spent travelling in Ireland, revealing a fascinating portrait of a man hell-bent on a search for truth.

Running Time 85 mins | B&W | Digi-Beta

Producer Patrick Jolly, Edwina Forkin

Script Paddy Jolly using texts from Antonin Artaud

Cast Marcus Lamb, Peadar Lamb

Production Zanzibar Films

Print Source Zanzibar Films


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