30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th - 15th July 2018

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Sun 16 July / Cinemobile / 16:15 / All Ages
Buy ticketsNew Irish Documentary

“A remarkable  look at the life of Jennie O’Sullivan (Sister Paschal) one of Ireland’s last Catholic missionary nuns who spent
75 years in Japan before returning home at the age of 98.”

Competition Entry
First Feature
World Premiere

After 75 years in Japan, Jennie O’Sullivan has returned to her native Ireland. Just after her 100th birthday, this energetic, elderly nun agrees to have her memories recorded by her younger cousin, James. Over one year, they voyage together through the various episodes in her epic life story. It begins in the staunchly Catholic Ireland of her youth, which she left in 1935, and continues in Paris where the Order she belonged to was founded. Later in Japan, James discovers a wellspring of love for Jennie amongst a legion of adoring past pupils. What is it about this woman that sees past pupils travel thousands of miles to visit her in Ireland? Interspersed with archive footage of Ireland and Japan in the early 20th century, this biographical film weaves a journey through Irish and Japanese history as well as Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.

The director will attend

Director James Creedon
Cast Jennie O’Sullivan & James Creedon
Producers James Creedon & Elisabeth Feytit

Year 2017
Country Ireland & France
Duration 95min

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Opening Film: Song of Granite

Opening Film: Song of Granite

Rocky Ros Muc

Rocky Ros Muc

Making It

Making It

Writing Home

Writing Home

It Tolls for Thee

It Tolls for Thee

Jaha’s Promise

Jaha’s Promise

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Maudie

Maudie

No Party for Billy Burns

No Party for Billy Burns

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The Limit of…

The Limit of…

Butterfly City

Butterfly City

The Farthest

The Farthest

Condemned to Remember

Condemned to Remember

Release

Release

The Drummer & The Keeper

The Drummer & The Keeper

The Silver Branch

The Silver Branch

Michael Inside

Michael Inside

A Cambodian Spring

A Cambodian Spring

Elián

Elián

Aithrí (Penance)

Aithrí (Penance)

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Limbo

Limbo

Maze

Maze

Bad Day for the Cut

Bad Day for the Cut

Rocky Ros Muc – Extra Screening

Rocky Ros Muc – Extra Screening

Poc na nGael

Poc na nGael

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Closing Film: Return to Montauk

Closing Film: Return to Montauk