Lament for Art O'Leary (Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoire) and Poteen (Poitin)  

Lament for Art O'Leary
“Regarded on its release as the breakthrough film of Irish Cinema, Lament for Art O'Leary explores the relationship between the eighteenth century and the present. Art O'Leary's wife expresses her sorrow through the famous lament about the death of her soldier husband, one of the Wild Geese, who was outlawed and killed by English soldiers in 1773. The film intercuts historical sequences and the present-day rehearsal of a play about the events.”

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