Breaking Out

BBFC RatingBreaking Out

Showing: 30 November 2021 until 02 December 2021

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Thu 2 Dec 2021

CertificateNot Rated
Year2020
GenreDocumentary
DirectorMichael McCormack
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 28MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Fergus O'Farrell was the charismatic voice of Interference, one of the most compelling and influential bands to emerge from the Irish music scene in the 1990s. He was best known for his timeless song “Gold” which featured in the soundtrack to Once, the Oscar-winning film and multi-Tony-award-winning musical.

Despite being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, through it all, Fergus had to keep singing. His unique talent and love for life inspired a generation of songwriters. Oscar-winner Glen Hansard was one of those songwriters and never forgot that voice, and in one of the many incredible moments in Breaking Out, he performs the ultimate duet as Fergus' greatest gift was failing.

Winner of Best Irish Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2019 and hailed by Screen Daily as “deeply affecting” and “a privilege to watch”, this intimate journey into the heart and soul of Fergus O’Farrell was filmed over ten years by director Michael McCormack.

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