Is there a place in the world for Yu Ming? He's a clerk at a convenience store in China, bored with his life. At a library, he spins a globe and stops it with his finger, which turns out to... See full summary »
London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to ... See full summary »
Richard E. Grant,
Is there a place in the world for Yu Ming? He's a clerk at a convenience store in China, bored with his life. At a library, he spins a globe and stops it with his finger, which turns out to be touching Ireland. He reads about the country and teaches himself Irish, flies to Dublin, and finds to his chagrin that no one understands him. He assumes that his Irish is at fault, that is, until he walks into a bar looking for work. Written by
I'm not really from Ireland; I'm from Jackson, Mississippi, USA, but I'm studying here for a year at the University of Limerick. I'm taking beginners Irish and we watched this short at the end of last semester. I almost cried to be honest. I don't have Irish by any means, and, realistically, I probably never will. I do, for whatever reason, really love the language and feel a real sense of loss because of its state in Ireland right. I think Yu Ming is Ainm Dom really highlights how tragic (I don't mean to be melodramatic, I really feel it is tragic) the loss of Irish is to Ireland and her people. Hats off to Daniel O'Hara for not being afraid to be bitterly honest.
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