1959 Cork Film Festival programme content


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1959 Cork Film Festival programme content


Cork Film Festival, Charles Frend, Bert Haanstra, Hilmar Hoffmann, Bjørn Rasmussen, Alf MacLochlainn, Francis Koval, Sean Hendrick, Japan, Vittorio De Sica, Robert Breathnach, Mise Éire, George Morrison, Seán Ó Riada, Jean Healy


The original 1959 programme is a soft card-bound issue measuring 16.5cm x 24cm. The bind is stapled and it has 40 numbered pages. There is some minor wear & tear on the cover – particularly around the staples on the bind. The inside cover is signed by Jean Healy.

The 1959 festival programme pdf includes profiles of Jury president Charles Frend, Dutch director Bert Haanstra, German director Hilmar Hoffmann, film critic Bjørn Rasmussen and the writer Alf MacLochlainn (1926-2018) – who went on to become director of the National Library of Ireland. The programme notes that the German film critic and friend of the festival, Francis Koval, gave a lecture on film festivals on Sunday 27 September 1959. Articles include East Comes West, about the Japanese Film Industry and its relationship with the Cork Film Festival by Sean Hendrick (pp.34-35) and a tribute to the Italian film director, Vittorio De Sica by Robert Breathnach (pp.35-36). The listing for Mise Éire (George Morrison, 1959) with music composed by Seán Ó Riada, covers the final page of the programme and details the magnitude of the task in making this documentary. As well as programme listings the brochure includes a large number of advertisements from local and national companies across all sectors of the business world.


University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, D & A O’Leary Ltd.


Cork Film Festival


University College Cork




Cork Film Festival, Dermot Breen, J.Dowdall, Gus Healy, Robert Breathnach


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Paper, 16.5cm x 24cm


English, eng; Irish, gle


start=1959-09-23; end=1959-09-30;
Cork, Ireland

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University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, D & A O’Leary Ltd., “1959 Cork Film Festival programme content,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed December 11, 2023, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/620.