Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fabulous stop-motion documentary on Irish furniture

If you are going to watch one stop-motion documentary on vernacular Irish furniture, watch this one!

I hadn't heard of this lovely little 2012 film, directed by Tony Donoghue, but it was recommended to me (thank you!) by Joy Hecht. Apparently, it has won an award for animation at the Sundance Film Festival. If you have 9 minutes or so to spare, check it out on YouTube.

3 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely!

Debbie O'Rielly said...

Love this. It's wonderful to see revitalization of old furniture, especially without the (modern?) desire to strip it down to bare wood. Paint had its place then, as now and this seems very authentic, especially with the background stories.This film speaks to so many things I love! Now I feel like finding an old piece of furniture and fixing it up.

rdbgreen said...

Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it. I have an old table that was in my grandparents' house in Sibley's Cove, which was painted with a brown paint that I still have a half gallon of, to touch it up every now and then. The accents remind me of home :-)