An animated Irish short which last night won a prize at the Sundance Film Festival was made as “pure propaganda” for people to look differently at Irish rural dressers, its director has said.
“I wanted people to look at it in a new way so had to find a new way to do it,”maker of the eight minute documentary Tony Donoghue told The Irish Times. “Furniture is boring” so the film lets the audience walk into the subject, he said.
Mr Donoghue was "shocked" when his film Irish Folk Furniture received the award for best animated short at the prestigious festival in Utah last night.
“We found this film full of life and told with simplicity” Mike Farah of said as he presented the award on behalf of the Sundance jury.
GENEVIEVE CARBERY and DONALD CLARKE, IRISH TIMES