Jeremy agus Judi ar bhruach na Siúire
Catherine Foley, author and broadcaster, tells the story of a feature film, once a cause celebre, now mostly forgotten. The film, Langrishe, Go Down, starring young actors Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons, both later to have stellar film careers, was shot at various locations in south Kilkenny in 1978. The screenplay was by Harold Pinter, based on Aidan Higgins’ acclaimed novel of the same title. Funding for the production came from the BBC and with support from RTÉ. On release, the film was banned by the Irish Film Censor who took exception to some scenes of nudity. As a result, it was never screened in Ireland.
Last year at the local cultural festival, Éigse Sliabh Rua 2014, the film was screened in Ireland for the first time in the village where it was originally shot. The reactions of those present at the gala screening 35 years later are seen in this new documentary. Jeremy Irons, who was present to view the film and talk to friends and fans afterwards, says that the part he played in Langrishe, Go Down was his first big break into films.
The video is available to watch for the next 36 days at the following link: