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I DOLOURS

I, Dolours  

Synopsis

A cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and dissident Republican who, two years before she died, gave a filmed interview on the condition that it would not be broadcast in her lifetime. Now for the first time her story can be told in full and entirely in her own words.  

I, Dolours takes us deep inside the IRA, charting one woman’s journey from passionate idealist into disillusioned cynic, haunted by the memories of the terrible things she did for a cause she once so strongly believed in but for which she believes she was ultimately betrayed.  

Fascinating, moving and at times deeply disturbing – this is her story.

*****

PRESS REVIEWS: 

Sheds new light on a notorious murder in Northern Ireland” – THE NEW YORKER

Of all the films that have been made about the IRA in recent years this is by far the most powerful, honest and disturbing” – THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH

“I, Dolours brings Price’s story to vivid, brutal life” – NOW TORONTO

The idea of watching an explosive, never-before-seen interview from beyond the grave has a curious, morbid appeal to it” – THE IRISH NEWS

“Chilling” – THE NEW YORKER

“Sad, beautiful, delicate and finely crafted, this is a major film” – GUTH GAFA

 “Shows the massive impact... on Dolours Price’s life in a very honest, deeply moving documentary” – MEADTH CHRONICLE

“I, Dolours is able to handle a loaded issue with respect, treating its source with dignity but without falling into reverence, exploring the history without accepting it” - POV MAGAZINE

As a last memoir and portrait of Price, I, Dolours acts as an unsettling but captivating watch” – THE IRISH NEWS

A chilling account” – THE IRISH TIMES

“Apart from the insight into the IRA and the descent into hell of Northern Ireland this film offers a rare glimpse into the pathway to radicalisation of an intelligent young woman — the motivation and excitement leading to violence and ultimately despair.  It is a story which is more relevant today than ever” – NEW DECADE

“With such controversial subject matter, I, Dolours has all the appeal of being let in on a secret. Intimately, we gain access to forbidden knowledge, the indulgence of gossip being grounded by the severity of real events” – POV MAGAZINE 

**** [Four Stars] - THE IRISH TIMES 

"Hypnotic" - THE IRISH TIMES 

"This is among the most impressive interviews ever immortalised in a feature documentary" - THE IRISH TIMES 

"Absolutely essential" - THE IRISH TIMES 


Genre: Theatrical, Films

Year of Production: 2017

Running Time: 1 x 83-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: Ireland

Production Company:A New Decade TV & Film Production