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Short Film – An Bonnan Bui



TITLE: An Bonnan Bui

Funded by: TG4/Filmbase Lasair Award

Animators: Maria Murray, Edith Pieperhoff
Writer: Antoine O’Flatherta
Producer: Padraig O’Neill
Production Company: Corrib Films

Running Time: 5 mins
Year: 1995
Language: English
Format: 35mm Optical

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An Animated Short, based on the song ‘An Bonnain Bui’ by Cathal Bui Mac Giolla Ghunna. A lament to the Bonnain Bui (Yellow Bittern), a bird that has died of thirst. On a cold new year’s eve, the singer compares his own situation to that of the bird.

More Information

-James Horgan Prize Galway Film Fleadh 1995

-Cork Film Festival
-Irish Animation Festival
-Oireachtas 1995
-Foyle Film Festival
-Irish Film Festival Riverside Studios, London
-Selected for Clermont Ferrand, Celtic Film Festival