Showing: 15 January 2021 until 15 January 2022
The Man Who Wanted to Fly tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote from Cavan, who has had a lifelong dream to fly a plane. Available to rent on QFT Player.
Enlisting the help of his neighbour Sean, the two set out to build their own field of dreams, cutting out a runway in Sean’s farm and even building a hangar.
Bobby will get no encouragement from his brother Ernie, another octogenarian in the Coote family home. Ernie thinks the whole thing is daft but Bobby is determined to take to the skies if it’s the last thing he does.
Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, The Man Who Wanted to Fly is a unique journey into a disappearing border hinterland and a delight from start to finish.
Please note: This version of the film features subtitling throughout.
Students from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's will be emailed a promo code to watch the film for free on Friday 22 January.