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Winner Best Documentary The Galway Film Fleadh, 2015

Winner Best Documentary The Irish Times Ticket Award, 2015

Nominated The Bingham Ray New Talent Award, 2015

Best of the Fest: Cork Film Festival, 2015

Winner Director’s Choice Award Boston Irish Film Festival, 2016

Nominated Irish Film & Television Academy Award (IFTA) Best Feature Documentary, 2016

Nominated Irish Film & Television Academy Award (IFTA) Rising Star: Alex Fegan, 2016

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“Delightful…. It’s often said that the Irish, blessed with the gift of gab, can be splendid raconteurs. You’ll find generous evidence to that effect here. And a bit of poetry as well.”

New York Times

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The Boston Globe

★★★★@The Boston Globe

“These Irish Eyes have seen it all”

The Boston Globe

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The Boston Herald

“Older Than Ireland deserves attention.”

The Boston Herald

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“Alex Fegan’s documentary about centenarians weaves together oral histories to create a moving portrayal of living at the outer edge of mortality—the subjects are Irish, but the subject is life itself.”

The Film Journal International

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“A brilliant concept beautifully executed”

Reeling Reviews

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★★★★@Chicago Tribune

“Stunning and delightful…. It’s a glorious film”

Chicago Tribune

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“Inspiring… en masse they offer a plethora of essential thoughts, charming recollections and quotable quotes.”

LA Times

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“It’s an idea both perfectly simple and simply perfect”

Seattle Times

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“Older Than Ireland establishes a divine presence in the domestic lives of its subjects”

San Francisco Weekly

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The Herald News

“Older Than Ireland charms with wit and wisdom of centenarians.”

The Herald News

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★★★★@The Guardian

“You’ll shed a tear or two, possibly more.”

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The Guardian

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★★★★★@RTEten
“Older Than Ireland is peppered with wise words, great memories, plenty of humour, a lot of energy and – cue the Kleenex – one of the saddest true stories I’ve ever heard. If you’re not moved by this film, you’re not human. Poignant, funny, fantastic . . . Oh, just go and see it.”

RTE Ten

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irish-times

★★★★@Irish Times

“Older Than Ireland ends up as an extraordinarily comprehensive document.”

Interview with Alex Fegan

The Irish Times

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★★★★★@The Herald
“One of the most exquisite films of the year”

The Herald

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★★★★★@The Evening Echo

“Older Than Ireland is a heartfelt piece of work, sensitively filmed and beautifully shot.”

The Evening Echo

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“The result is also one of the most unique and insightful historical documents ever committed to film in this country”.

The Sunday Independent

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“You will LAUGH. Not an artificial laugh, but a true laugh borne of how alike we are at our core. And you will cry at the realization that the core is all that is important when one has walked the earth for so long.”

No Spoiler Reviewz

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★★★★@Hotpress

“Irish director Alex Fegan again becomes the ear for untold stories in Older Than Ireland, a warm and wonderfully humane documentary”.

Hotpress

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★★★★@Sunday Business Post

“Older Than Ireland is an essential document, a living history of who we were and who we are”.

The Sunday Business Post

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IRELAND REACTS TO THE OLDER THAN IRELAND TV PREMIERE

“Everybody loved the absolutely charming ‘Older than Ireland’ last night”

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“Older Than Ireland was a Winner on RTE last night”

The Irish Independent

 

“A Lot of Love for Older Than Ireland from TV viewers”

RTE 

 

“Everyone fell in love with this 104-year-old lady from Drimnagh on Older Than Ireland last night”

The Daily Edge

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Age Comes with Beauty in Older Than Ireland

Interview with Director Alex Fegan

The Boston Globe

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“Older than Ireland evokes the full range of emotions, from laughter to tears, in an ultimately inspirational film.”

Film Ireland

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“Director Alex Fegan has created a masterpiece that is filled with warmth, wisdom and precious memories.”

The RTE Ten team pick their best films for 2015. Older Than Ireland is picked at number 2 by two of the team.

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“A remarkable documentary, ‘Older Than Ireland’ prompted plenty of giggles, but also that wonderful deafening cinema silence, and tears.”

The Galway Independent.

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★★★★@Spooool.ie

“Older than Ireland is more than an enjoyable trip down memory lane, it is an important historical record as well as an investigation into Irishness itself.”

Spoool.ie

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★★★★@Entertainment.ie

“We’re treated to stories of first kisses, first loves, dating rituals, and marriage.”

Entertainment.ie

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★★★★@The Irish Examiner

”A fascinating mosaic of Ireland over the last century.”

The Irish Examiner

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★★★★@Sunday World

“Life, love and humour are the common threads in this utterly charming film”.

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★★★★@Mail on Sunday

“Thoroughly engaging and heartwarming… This is terrific stuff”.

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★★★★★@Kar Star Review.com

”The tales told are heart-warming, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and on many occasions, laugh-out-loud funny.”

Kar Star Review

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“An overwhelmingly heart-warming, heart breaking, life affirming and life questioning film.”

Today FM

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Clip from Older Than Ireland feature on the world’s longest running TV talk show, the LATE LATE SHOW

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NewsTalk’s Sean Moncrieff Interview with Alex Fegan

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“The film swells with indecent amounts of poignancy, wisdom and irreverent humour”

The Irish Times.

“You could barely imagine a record of the nation that so effectively combined economy with comprehensiveness.”

The Irish Times

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Ireland AM Feature on Older Than Ireland

Ireland AM

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UK Horror Scene rates Older Than Ireland in their top 5 films of 2015

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Movies.ie Rates Older Than Ireland in their top 5 Films of 2015

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Older Than Ireland again makes the list!

Spooool.ie

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“Poignant, warm and hilariously funny.”

University Times Review of Older Than Ireland

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“Older Than Ireland is quite simply one of the finest Irish films I have ever seen.”

Buzz.ie review of Older Than Ireland at the Cork Film Festival, where the film made the ‘Best of the Fest’ list

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Franco/German TV Network ARTE interview Bessie Nolan and Director Alex Fegan on Older Than Ireland and The Irish Pub

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Sunday Mirror Feature on Dr Flann Brennan, one of the 30 stars of Older Than Ireland

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“Older Than Ireland will leave an indelible mark on Ireland’s social history”.

The Irish Times Magazine

Irish Times Magazine

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“From his careful procedure of listening and subtle conversational nudges comes a portrait of Ireland both personal and universal, linking the past and present through the most remarkably everyday tales.”

The University Oberver

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“A Golden Moment at the Dawn of a Golden Age”

The Irish Times reflects on the 9 Irish Academy Award Nominations in the context of Irish cinema and mentions both Older Than Ireland and The Irish Pub!

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Check out this article written about two Older Than Ireland stars, May Spain and Bessie Nolan.

The Irish Independent

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“This beautiful film that gives some wonderful insights into Irish life while tugging at your heartstrings and it’s sure to find a lot of fans.”

No More Work Horse

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“The most beautiful documentary, Older than Ireland – I dare you not to die with how wonderful it is!”

Slainte Magazine

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“Utterly Charming”

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National Post

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Older Than Ireland Director Alex Fegan Nominated for Irish Film & Television Academy Award (IFTA) Rising Star Award, 2016

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The Irish Film Board

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Variety

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Older Than Ireland is  playing on AerLingus for the months of April/May

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