Ciné Gael Montréal 1996
Evening of Short Irish Film - Thursday, April 11th
A mixed bag of life and death, comedy and tragedy - a night introducing you to Ireland's young film makers and their stories. In our second evening of Irish Short Films, John Moore was again represented, with a film of his own, and it and another from his production company, Clingfilms.
35 Aside was a special favourite that year, a film that we regularly get queries about from Irish film buffs, so a pleasure to finally have it in place at our website. It was one of five short films that we showed in 1996.
From IMDB by Damian Keenan, “35 Aside is one of those rare treats
that cheers you up every time you see it. The acting, especially from James Mahon, is terrific, and Damien O'Donnell's
confident handling of the material shows he has a great future ahead of him. Every camera angle and edit adds to the humour
and the plight of the film's young protagonist, and there will be nobody who does not cringe at their own schoolday memories
whilst watching this.
All in all, great stuff which paved the way for O'Donnell's equally skillful treatment of the marvellous East Is East, which I also urge you to see.”