Two crows disturb a badger's hibernation. The badger climbs out of its hole once to try to silence the crows. When that doesn't work, fate intervenes and the hill on which are the crow's ... See full summary »
Europe; the plague years. A wigmaker, locked in his shop, observes the events and writes about them in his journal. Mostly, we see shrouded bodies, and a young girl who lives in the tavern ... See full summary »
During the Korean War in 1951, little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the... See full summary »
On a moonlit fall night, a priest races to the home of Mr. Moulin running a motorcycle off the road and arriving just in time to catch the old man as he falls from a chair on which he ... See full summary »
In a noisy bar crammed with people, the remarkably diverse clientele interacts with each other through a series of lively bubbles. Words can be rich and emotional, or sharp and pitilessly accurate; but, what would man be without them?
A TV crew visits a primary school. The teacher asks Mary to tell the story of John the Baptist as the crew films. John calls on folk to "give up yer aul sins." One woman refuses. John gets tossed in jail and begins to have doubts, so he asks a passer-by to find Jesus and ask if he really is God. Jesus, fishing in the sea, assures the man that He is. So the passer-by returns to the jail to give John courage. Meanwhile, the king is invited to a party, takes with him the woman John has earlier confronted, asks her to dance for him, and is so impressed he offers her anything she wants. Mary's colorful narrative, John's head, and the crew's spool of film near their end.Written by
Just a small correction on the above. The voices of the children in the "Give up yer aul sins" series are real. They are taken from recordings of children in their religious studies classes made in an inner city Dublin school during the 1960s. Their teacher introduced a cassette recorder as an incentive to the children to learn the Bible stories with the suggestion that they'd be on the radio if they did a good job. The recordings were forgotten about for thirty years before being discovered again. Excerpts were played on Irish radio and touched a cord with listeners remembering a now distant Ireland. EMI secured the rights to release them on CD and eight years after that animator Cathal Gaffney together with Brown Bag films begin to animate the collection.
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