IFB Films on TV this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
Posted: 29th March 2018
Saturday March 31st
Traders, RTÉ 2, 21:30
What if it made sense for ordinary people to kill each other for money? Jobs are gone. Homes are being repossessed. Suicide rates are soaring. But Vernon Stynes might have the answer - Trading . Two people empty their bank accounts, sell everything they own and put the cash into green bags. They travel to a remote location, dig a grave and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and takes the two bags. Then you find someone else and do it again, and again, and again, until you are rich enough or dead, whichever comes first. Harry Fox has lost his job, his dignity, his best friend. What else has he got to lose? Why not become a Trader?
Mattress Men, RTÉ 2, 00:30
Paul and Mick, creators of the eccentric online persona ‘Mattress Mick’, have their friendship challenged as they try to earn a living against the backdrop of a struggling Irish economy.
Sun April 1st
TV3 will air a special double-bill celebrating the work of the late award-winning Irish film-maker Simon Fitzmaurice.
My Name is Emily, TV3, 21:00
Emily runs away from her foster home on her 16th birthday, and with her school friend Arden, they set out to find Emily’s father, a visionary writer who she hasn’t seen in two years. They drive across Ireland in an old yellow Renault 4. They are an odd couple, this pale girl and the boy in the velvet suit, and along the way, they fall in love. In the end, Emily learns she must face her the truth about her Father to find happiness.
It’s Not Yet Dark, TV3, 22:50
It’s Not Yet Dark tells the inspirational story of Irishman Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young filmmaker living with Motor Neurone Disease, as he embarks on the mammoth task of directing his first feature film, communicating only through the use of his eyes.
Monday April 2nd
Song of Granite, TG4, 21:30
Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost to the singer and those closest to him.