Gabriel Byrne: Stories from Home
South Wind Blows / Harvest Films | 2008 | 75 mins
Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Broadcasting Authority of Ireland / The Arts Council of Ireland / TV3
Over the last thirty years, Irishman Gabriel Byrne has established himself as one of the leading actors of his generation. He has worked with some of the most interesting directors of international cinema, including Jim Jarmusch, Ken Loach, John Boorman, Costa Gavras, David Cronenberg, Wim Wenders, and the Coen Brothers.
Gabriel Byrne - Stories from Home is a revealing and evocative insight into Byrne's life and creative impulse. Blending home movie films and contemporary footage, it's an intimate profile, emanating from the man himself and giving the viewer a rare insight into Byrne's private and public world.
Dir: Pat Collins | Prod: Tina Moran | Sound: John Brennan | Camera: Richard Kendrick | Ed: Isobel Stephenson
“With its extraordinary level of access to Byrne and his family, it was one of those documentaries which transcends its form and becomes a movie in itself.” - The Irish Independent
“Mr. Byrne was at ease with the camera as he spoke of his life experiences, his dealing with depression and the victory over alchohol... all explored with the subtle detail of a painter layering his canvas..” - Terry Winders, LA2Day