‘When we were children my father made recordings of us on an old Grundig ¼ inch tape recorder. I can hear my mother’s voice on those tapes. She’s dead for twenty years but on the tapes she’s ten years younger than I am now. Before she died she said of my father “Dad knows lots of small things”. Indeed, remembering, recording and recounting run deep in my father’s character. His father died when he was eight and I often wondered did my father choose to document the world so carefully because he had lost so much as a child.’ Film director Paddy Breathnach accompanies his father, Diarmuid, as he rediscovers who his own father was and the forces that shaped his extraordinary life.
2012 Galway Film Fleadh Programme
Paddy Breathnach | Ireland | 2012 | Running Time 50 mins | Colour | DigiBeta