Events 2018

Festival Events

Shamus (1958)

3:00 PM, Mon, 19 Mar

Venue: Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tickets: €4.80 or €14.40 for a family

This rarely seen drama, made in 1958, is a tale about a tail – a monkey’s tail – which appears on orphan boy, Shamus, when he steals an evil leprechaun’s pot of gold. Shamus wanders woefully, tail in tow, around the streets of Belfast before stowing away on a ship to Liverpool where he is befriended by a wholesome English family who are enchanted by his quaint and lovable ways.  Set against a colourful backdrop of 1950s Belfast streets bustling with life this quirky and rarely-seen film is about an unusual child’s search for happiness and home.

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