It’ll be a highlight for history fans.
The world premiere of ‘Rebel Wife,’ which tells the story of Mary Jane O’Donovan Rossa, the Clonakilty poet and wife of famous Irish nationalist O’Donovan Rossa, will take place in Cork in December.
The film, which highlights the activist’s crucial role in the path to Irish freedom, will be one of many screened on Leeside as part of the IndieCork Film Festival, one of the country’s biggest celebrations of independent film, which will run from December 15th to 22nd at the newly opened Arc Cinema, formerly The Gate.
The Festival will be the first event onscreen at the stylish new venue.
‘There are so many great films this year, but a standout for anyone interested in Irish history will be the world premiere of ‘Rebel Wife,’ which tells the story of Mary Jane O’Donovan Rossa, the wife of O’Donovan Rossa, the famous Irish Nationalist from Cork.” said festival Co-Director Mick Hannigan.
“Rebel Wife has been directed by her great-grandson who will visit Cork for the screening. It’s one of many very powerful documentaries in the lineup for IndieCork 2023.”
Speaking about the documentary, Williams Rossa Cole said the project was a labour of love “fueled also by a strong belief that the story of women in history has long been erased, sidelined, and unacknowledged.
“This project will do a little something to help that,” he added.
This year’s IndieCork programme has amongst its highlights, world premieres of internationally acclaimed documentaries and features, special focus programmes and as always, at the heart of IndieCork, an expansive selection of short films curated from a record-breaking number of entries this year.
The opening night film is ‘The Trouble with Jessica,’ directed by Matt Winn, who will attend on the night. Winner of both the Special Jury and the Audience award at the recent Dinard Film Festival, this charming film features a sterling cast of British actors.