Surrender Your Horns
Thu 07 July / Pálás 3 / 19:00
2022 / Ireland / 61 min / Documentary
After snorting a line of powdered horn, a lonely Irishman undergoes a Kafkaesque metamorphosis that turns him into a rhino-headed man. Embodying both hunter and hunted, he guides us into an eclectic series of real and fantasy worlds, from the medieval hunt of the unicorn to the recent death of the world’s last male northern white rhino.
“An interesting narrative, told with a balance of reality & re-enactments and a sprinkling of the absurd makes for an engaging, nicely odd viewing experience. A surreal but accessible watch.” — WF
Documentary scenes in Kenya, Vietnam, and across Europe merge with the Theatre of the Absurd-style stage performances of unicorn nightclubbers, horn smugglers, and reproductive biologists to explore the fragile entanglement of all species versus the enduring power of the human imagination.
Followed by Q&A with director Bryony Dunne and cast.
Director: Bryony Dunne
Writers: Elle Kurancid & Bryony Dunne
Producers: Nuala Carr, Luke Mc Manus & Bryony Dunne
Cast: Tom Connors, Oddie Braddell, Derek Ugochukwu, Nancy Onu, Mairead Carty, Fabiano Roggio, Nina Mendes, Helen Desbois, Wayne Davis, Martins Akindojutimi, Shruti Shandilya & Joshua Donoghue