QFT Player: Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens

BBFC RatingQFT Player: Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2019
GenreDocumentary
DirectorAdam Low
LanguageEnglish
CountryUK
Running Time1HR 28MINS
Extra InfoFree to watch worldwide for 3 days
SeasonQFT Player

QFT, in partnership with the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's, present a free screening on QFT Player of Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens. Available to watch worldwide from Fri 24 - Sun 26 July.

Also available, In Conversation: Catherine Heaney and Glenn Patterson, a 20 minute conversation filmed specially for QFT Player to accompany the film. Free to watch here.

Born into a farming family in rural Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney became the finest poet of his generation and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, but his career coincided with one of the bloodiest political upheavals of the twentieth century, the Northern Irish ‘Troubles.’

Six years after Heaney’s death in 2013, his wife Marie and his children talk about their family life and read the poems he wrote for them, and for the first time his brothers remember their childhood and the shared experiences that inspired many of his finest poems. What emerges is an intimate portrait of the poet and an insight into how his work continues to resonate today.

Executive Producer – Michael Hewitt
Produced by Dermot Lavery and Martin Rosenbaum
Directed by Adam Low

A DoubleBand Films production in association with Lone Star Productions.

BBC Northern Ireland / BBC Arts / Northern Ireland Screen

Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens will be available to watch worldwide on QFT Player from Fri 24 - Sun 26 July. In Conversation: Catherine Heaney and Glenn Patterson is available here. Both free to watch, no subscription necessary.

Portrait of Seamus Heaney: Antonio Olmos