| 18.2°C Dublin

A question of culture: Liz Kenny, Fingal Film Festival

Close

Liz Kenny

Liz Kenny

Liz Kenny

Upcoming film that you are most excited about?

Noble, a UK/Irish drama based on the true story of Christina Noble, founder of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation. I read the book many many moons ago, such an inspiring story. Hope I'm not disappointed.

FAVOURITE DIRECTOR?

Aisling Walsh is one. She's Irish, living in London now, and has proved hard work and determination pays off, as she has a successful career as director/writer in this industry, which is incredibly hard to do. Her Song For A Raggy Boy is an amazing film, with a great cast. Her direction is sometimes dark but that's what I love about her, and how she beautifully pulls all the elements of film directing together.

FAVOURITE BAND?

I'm really proud of the young guys in Kodaline. I love their music. They are so talented. They started out very young with drive and determination and they are so successful today. Some of them are local too - up Fingal!

BEST CONCERT/GIG?

The Stranglers, many years ago in the late 70s/early 80s I think. The energy on stage and the music - it was a gig I will never forget. What a band.

FAVOURITE CITY/COUNTRY?

Portugal, in particular an amazing area called Sesmarias near Albufeira. The coastline has some of the best natural sandy beaches and stunning dramatic landscapes. It's just beautiful, a piece of heaven.

FAVOURITE BOOK?

Marching Powder by Rusty Young, about Thomas McFadden, a drug trafficker from Liverpool. It gave an insight into his life in San Pedro Prison in Bolivia, and provides a unique window on a bizarre and corrupt world in prison. A very disturbing story.

YOUR ALL-TIME ICON?

Since I was a child I was in awe of Bette Davis - a classic icon, and what an actress. I was mesmerised by her performances. She had such charisma on screen and was one of the leading method actors of her time.

CULTURAL BLINDSPOT?

Sports programmes, especially golf. I can't understand why anyone would want to watch a ball being pushed around a field by a stick. It's so boring.

Fingal Film Festival 2014 runs from September 26 - Sunday September 28 at movies@swords, The Pavilion Centre Swords. www.fingalfilmfestival.com

Indo Review