Between land and Sea // IRISH FILM FESTIVAL SYDNEY
Address: 249 Oxford Street, Paddingotn, Sydney, NSW
Buy / Ticket: https://irishfilmfestival.com.au/sessions/between-land-and-sea/05_05-2019-200pm/
Call: +612 8065 7363
This is a documentary by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) who spends a year in Lahinch, a small town on Ireland’s west coast, and the unlikely home of one of Europe’s best big-wave breaks.
This epic and intimate observational feature embeds itself within Lahinch’s surfing community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.
Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film profoundly portrays the day-to-day lives of the people who live and surf there, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline-fueled surf film to create an intimate portrait of the diehard group of surfers who want their local wave to be known around the world.
Featuring Ollie O’Flaherty, the current poster-boy of Irish surfing, former pro Fergal Smith, Aussie surf journalist Ben Mondy and Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian, Between Land and Sea provides the most exhilarating of big-wave surf footage while also giving a moving, humorous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of County Clare.