It’s Not Yet Dark


It’s Not Yet Dark
reż|dir Frankie Fenton | IE | 2016 | 81 min
prod|pro Lesley McKimm, Kathryn Kennedy zdj|ph Kate McCullough muz|mus Stephen Rennicks mon|ed Dermot Diskin ob|cast Colin Farrell dys|dis Autlook Film Sales


Simon Fitzmaurice was an Irish director. He was 34 when his wife and him were expecting another baby. He was at the peak of his career. In 2008, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. It’s not Yet Dark is a poignant story about dying. Simon tries to fight the disease which slowly deprives him of muscle control. He writes a book, directs a full-length film, and appreciates the unconditional marital love. Private archive materials and Colin Farrell’s narration of the sick protagonist’s journals make this documentary a poetic testimony of an unrelenting will to survive. 

2017 Sundance Film Festival — World Cinema Grand Jury Prize nominee
2017 Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award

Frankie Fenton – Irish director and producer. Studied anthropology and sociology and graduated from the Dublin City University with a master’s degree in Film and Television Studies. Specializes in production of engaged documentaries about current social issues. Currently, he is working on a nature documentary focusing on the controversial methods of preventing the approaching energy crisis.

2016 Póki jest jasno|It’s Not Yet Dark

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