FILMMAKER Sophie Fiennes was in town to promote her new film, 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology', but had something more pressing she really wanted to do.
"It's St Patrick's Day and I really want to go to the parade," said Ms Fiennes who was one of the prominent faces at this year's Dingle International Film Festival. Born into a creative family, her brothers Ralph, of 'The English Patient' and 'Schinder's List' and Joseph of 'Shakespeare in Love' have made their careers in front of the cameras, while she prefers to remain behind it.
For 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology' she teamed up with Irish film producer, Katie Holly who was recently appointed to the Irish Film Board. The documentary explores the mechanisms that shape what we think and how we behave and examines footage from films including 'Jaws', 'The Sound of Music', 'Titanic' and 'The Last Temptation of Christ'.
"I love working in Ireland," she revealed. "We grew up in west Cork, on the Sheep's Head peninsula."
Her latest project is a documentary on singer Grace Jones, 'Grace Jones, The Musical of My Life'.
The heads of the world's top five animation companies were in Co Kerry for the festival where an inaugural award for animation, 'The Jimmy Murakami Award', named after the Japanese American who animated 'The Snowman'. was presented to Jimmy Murakami himself, who is based in Dublin.