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Song of Granite

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The movie revolves around the life story of the complex, and the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. His songs symbolize myth, fables, and his early life in the west of Orland. He is a talented person with a unique style that manages him to achieve a great success. Song of granite portraits Joe's life and a great explanation of music and song.
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Slant Magazine
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December 13, 2017

Director Pat Collins's approach to visual composition is more interesting in theory than practice.
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Guardian
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December 15, 2017

The biographical details are of far less interest to Collins than the music, and the film will be a particular delight to lovers of Irish folk music, with its keening textures and melancholic tones.
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Village Voice
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November 15, 2017

This patient and luminous life-of-the-artist film freshens everything stale about its genre.
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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December 12, 2017

An enchanting lyrical look at the life of the enigmatic legendary traditional sean nós singer Joe Heaney.
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Variety
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November 14, 2017

There's a unifying purpose to this seemingly scattered approach, underlining the essential unknowability of a retiring figure who left principally his art as evidence of a jagged, unstable life.
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Butaca Ancha
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December 27, 2017

... one of the most adventurous explorations in the field of the musical documentary. [Full review in Spanish]
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Los Angeles Times
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December 07, 2017

More than the story of an individual, the film is a stirring tribute to endangered folk traditions.
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Sunday Times (UK)
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December 14, 2017

The director and co-writer Pat Collins does a superb job with this strange biopic of Joe Heaney, a sean nós singer who became a big name in American folk music.
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New York Times
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November 14, 2017

Mr. Collins doesn't shed light on what makes his subject tick, and the arty shards never cohere.
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The Big Issue
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December 14, 2017

An elliptic, bracingly experimental feature told mostly in Gaelic.
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Hollywood Reporter
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November 22, 2017

If Andrei Tarkovsky had grown up in rural Ireland, he might have made a biographical cine-memoir as luminously beautiful as Song of Granite.
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indieWire
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March 16, 2017

For an artist whose work in a proud and robust tradition carried a recognizable grace, Song of Granite is a stirring, solemn tribute.
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