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Short Film – Chippers



TITLE: Chippers

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Nino Tropiano
Producer: Nino Tropiano
Production Company: Fall Films

Running Time: 52 mins
Year: 2008
Language: English

DOP: Matt Naughton


Borza, Macari, Cafolla, Mizzoni, Cassoni… some of the names with which the discerning Irish fish and chip consumer will be familiar. For nigh on 100 years, these and other Italian families have provided fish, chips and the odd battered burger to Dublin’s hungry masses. In fact, since the early 20th century, upwards of 4,000 Italians have settled in Dublin. Following Barbato Borza (son of chipper legend Donato Borza) on a trip to Casalattico, director Nino Tropiano tells the story of Dublin’s Italian chippers, a charming and nostalgic story of struggle, of family, and of chips.

More Information:

-Special Jury Mention at “hai Visto Mai?” (Siena, Italy, 2008)
-Winner, Best Documentary at Concorso Memorie Migranti (Perugia, Italy, 2010)

Special Mention:
-Stranger Then Fiction Documentary Festival (Dublin 2008)
-Boston Irish Film Festival (Boston, 2009)