KINGS Close Caption

Thurs 13 July | 17:15 | Pálás Screen 1

2007 | Ireland, UK | 88’ | Narrative

Tom Collins was a significant figure in the landscape of Irish cinema, producing Irish-language feature films Kings and An Bronntanas, both selected as the Irish entry in the foreign-language category at the Academy Awards. The Galway Film Fleadh will remember Tom with a screening of Kings, presented by his daughter, Eibh O’Brien-Collins.

Five immigrants from the Connemara Gaeltacht are confronted with the poverty of their lives in London when their friend Jackie is found dead on a railway line. Colm Meany, Donal O Kelly, Brendan Conroy, Barry Barnes and Donncha Crowley animate this bleak portrait of Irish emigrant experience.

Post Show discussion will follow

Director: Tom Collins
Writers: Tom Collins, Jimmy Murphy
Producer: Jackie Larkin
Cast: Colm Meaney, Donal O’Kelly, Brendan Conroy, Donncha Crowley

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