It’s Now or Never & My Irish Diary

(Min Irske Dagbog)

Fri 08 July / Pálás 2 / 13:00

1996 / Denmark & Ireland / 74 min / Documentary

It’s Now or Never (1996) 45 min
It’s Now or Never presents a raw yet comedic portrait of rural isolation. Set in the Burren, Co. Clare, Jimmy, a middle-aged, lonely farmer dreams of the perfect woman to share his life with. He decides to approach a matchmaker in the hope of finding a wife. Jimmy waits, fantasizes, asks God and his dog for advice, chats with his neighbour, until one day, he gets a call from the matchmaker.

My Irish Diary (1996) 29 min
Min Irske Dagbog
In My Irish Diary, six-year-old Hjalmar, moves to a small village in the West of Ireland with his family. In the form of a video diary, Hjalmar documents his struggle in adjusting to new surroundings, learning a language and making friends in a world full of fog and rain.

See also Banality of Grief by Jon Bang Carlsen 


Conversation with Jon Bang Carlsen

Fri 08 July / Pálás Cinema / 14:30

Join Jon for a discussion on his career and the documentary form with Irish director Tadhg O’Sullivan. A ticket to either screening grants admission to this discussion.

Director: Jon Bang Carlsen
Writer: Jon Bang Carlsen
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