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Three IFB-Funded Documentaries Included in the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Line-Up

16th Aug 2012
The IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival takes place this weekend with some of the best feature-length documentaries from around the world including three Irish films THE RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARY, ANTON CORBIJN: INSIDE OUT and VERY EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

Sean McAllister's THE RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARY which had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and also screened at Hot Docs in Canada is an intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds. Told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais, an intelligent commentator on the changing time of Yemen, it offers poignant moments of reflection, loss, anger and hope on the unknown road to revolution.

Produced by Rachel Lysaght and Elhum Shakerifar for Underground Films with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) and BBC Storyville, the documentary was filmed over the course of a year with exceptional access to a country where no other camera crews or journalists were allowed to remain.

ANTON CORBIJN: INSIDE OUT is an intimate and revelatory portrait of the influential Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn and follows him as he works with, amongst others, long time collaborators U2, Depeche Mode, Lou Reed and Metallica. The documentary is the product of more than two years filming by director Klaartje Quirijns, whose close personal relationship with Anton allowed her unprecedented asses to both the man and his work.

The film which is a co-production between Fastnet Films, LEV Pictures and Savage Film with finance coming from the IFB, the Dutch Film Fund, the CoBo Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and VPRO, screened in competition at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

Paul Duane's VERY EXTREMELY DANGEROUS follows Jerry McGill, the last American outlaw, is 70.  With three jail terms behind him and staring death in the face, he gets one last chance at musical immortality - will he take it, or will be go out in a blaze of guns, police, drugs and ragged glory?  The film was produced by Robert Gordon and Duane for Screenworks with funding from the IFB.

All three films will screen in the IFI, Temple Bar on Saturday 18th August:

The Reluctant Revolutionary @ 15.30
Very Extremely Dangerous @ 17.30
Anton Corbijn: Inside Out @ 20.00
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