An Online Festival of Magical Literary Films
IMRAM festival goes digital for 2020, with an exciting programme of literary film events running from 10-21 December.
Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Irish
Ovid’s poetic narratives translated into beautiful Irish by Caitríona Ní Chléirchín and read by Cathal Póirtéir to musical accompaniment by Síle Denvir and Thomas Johnston. The stories are visually represented by shadow puppets created by NiamhLawlor of Púca Puppets and on-screen images from Margaret Lonergan. Irish Language Advisor: Gabriel Rosenstock. Latin advisor: Ronan Sheehan
Produced in association with Poetry Ireland
Rilke’s Duino Elegies in Irish
Duino Elegies is Rainer Maria Rilke’s masterpiece, a visionary exploration of life and death. Begun in 1912 while the poet was a guest at Duino Castle on the Adriatic Sea and completed in a final bout of feverish inspiration in 1922, these ten elegies face death and grief head on, but celebrate the life force in a vibrant cast of lovers, angels, mothers and fathers. This series of film features five elegies translated into Irish by acclaimed poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi. They are read by Dairena Ni Chinnéide to music by Seán MacErlaine, and images from Margaret Lonergan.
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Learn more about the festival from Liam Carson, IMRAM Director.
“IMRAM was founded in 2004. The word IMRAM can mean a ‘voyage of discovery’ and the festival takes its audiences on a magical journey that reveals the depth and diversity of modern literature in Irish, through eclectic and imaginative event programming that fuses poetry, prose and music in lively venues. IMRAM has also featured film, drama, puppetry, debates, lectures, and writing workshops for both adults and children. IMRAM’s core mission is to bring writers and readers – and particularly new readers – together.” Read the full story here.