Man of Aran

Film, Documentaries
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Flaherty was neither the documentary purist nor the victim of movie commerce that he has so often been called - more a talented exoticist. Here he quite happily places the Aran fishermen in a preconceived mise en scène of spartan struggle in order to arrive at his intended goal: images of stylised heroism. A film which remains - especially in its elemental images of sea and storm - mightily impressive.

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Flaherty
Screenwriter: Robert Flaherty, Frances Flaherty, John Goldman
Cast: Colman King
Maggie Dirrane
Michael Dillane
Pat Mullen
Patch Ruadh
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