Song of Granite follows the dramatic life story of legendary traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney (1919-1984), from his boyhood in the picturesque village of Carna in Connemara to his anonymous life as a New York City doorman, and finally to recognition at the Newport Folk Festival in 1966.
With elements of fiction and documentary, Pat Collins celebrates the art of Sean-nós singing through an atypical, poetic portrait of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney. This work of stirring beauty, shot in sumptuous B&W cinematography, is an ode to the power of singing—Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France