Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion
Director/Producer: Paula Kehoe
Writers: Paula Kehoe & Louis de Paor
Funded under Splanc!, the Irish language documentary scheme of the Arts Council and TG4.
Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion explores the life, work and sensual poetic imagination of the poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Máire Mhac an tSaoi helped revolutionise Irish poetry by drawing on a native tradition to express a passionate sensibility and taboo emotions, at a time when women's voices were on the margins of literature and society.
Featuring performance artist Maureen Fleming, as well as Louis de Paor, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Olwen Fouéré, Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion incorporates luminous 16mm home movies taken by Máire's father, Seán MacEntee in the 1930s and 40s, which have never been seen before by the public.