Rocky Road To Dublin (12)
- Director: Peter Lennon
- Genre: Documentary
- Starring: John Huston
- Country: UK and Ireland
- Language: English
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- Running time: 69 mins
- Release date: 24 October 2005
A massively controversial film from Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and legandary French Nouvelle Vague cinematographer Raoul Coutard, set against a backdrop of Dublin in the 1960s.
Decades before Michael Moore, Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and legandary French Nouvelle Vague Director of Photography Raoul Coutard managed to get a society to condemn itself on camera. In Rocky Road to Dublin (1968), Ireland's patriotic sportsmen, priests, censors and 'brain-washed' children unwittingly convey the truth about a repressed, suppressed and
massively censored Republic. Lennon and Coutard expose the hypocrisy of church, politics, and state through a series of seemingly 'innocent' interviews. Unsurprisingly, after one screening in a Dublin cinema in 1968, it was banned for more than three decades - never released in Ireland nor even shown on Irish television.
The Making of Rocky Road to Dublin