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A love divided – the true story behind the movie

October 23rd, 2008 No Comments

LOVE CONQUERS ALL; But for decades a village paid the price of


IT was one of Ireland’s most shocking episodes. The mixed marriage of Sean and Sheila Cloney hit the headlines in the 1950s when it led to the bitter Fethard-on-Sea boycott in Co Wexford.

Catholics refused to buy goods from their Protestant neighbours after Sheila refused to honour the infamous Ne Temere pledge to send her daughters Eileen and Mary to the local Catholic school. So great was the pressure on Sheila that she fled to Belfast and then Scotland with her daughters.

This prompted local priest Fr Stafford to order… Continue reading

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The Tiger and the Snow

October 3rd, 2008 1 Comment

I found this interesting article, although quite difficult to read in its entirety, about Roberto Benigni’s movie we watched last week.  See bellow some excerpts. Full article here (not free however…)

“Robert Benigni’s most recent movie ‘La tigre e la neve’ (The tiger and the snow, 2005, Italy, available both in English and Italian) deserves the attention of the futurists not for its being able to indicate premises about the life modes of the next generations, but rather because of his intrinsic endeavor to emphasize that certain values prevail (or shall prevail) through out time and space. This two dimensional facet of interaction is present in ‘La tigre e la neve’. On the one hand… Continue reading

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