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The Silver Branch (2018)

A film about one man's journey through life which underpins a search to reconnect with nature and culture as primary sources from which we learn a deeper understanding of ourselves and our surroundings.
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Cast overview:
Patrick McCormack Patrick McCormack ... Himself
John Joe Conway John Joe Conway ... Himself


An uplifting and emotional celebration of people and place, which captures the delicacy of the natural world; the heart and soul of a peasant farmer-poet, Patrick McCormack; and the ancient rural spirit of Ireland which stands behind him. The Story is centered around Patrick and the land, The Burren, Western Ireland. A wild place where Mesolithic tombs, famine villages and present day small rocky fields are like jewels telling of our long human story on these hills. Patrick longs to farm in the quite pace his ascendants did. But his life gains a different momentum when he's called to Battle in the Supreme courts to decide on the fate of this iconic wilderness. Written by Katrina Costello

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nature | farm | heart | courage | poetry | See All (9) »





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Release Date:

14 July 2017 (Ireland) See more »


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€150,000 (estimated)
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Sea Fever Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (RCA Sound System)


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True Sovereignty
25 November 2018 | by macodaphotoSee all my reviews

No greater example of sovereignty of Heart have I seen in a long, long time, both in those who were filmed, and those who filmed.

If you get a chance to see this on the big screen, do it. Your Heart will soar and your eyes will weep tears of grief and joy at the depths, and heights, this film takes you to.

Take a bow Katrina Costello. This Earth is blessed by your presence.

I'd love to see an extended cut/special edition released. This world is in dire need of more profundity.

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