De José Luis Guerín

“Innisfree” straddles the line between the poetic documentary and the fictional drama as an homage to Ford’s “The Quiet Man”, in which John Ford used his alter ego Sean Thornton (John Wayne), a man forced to emigrate as a child who decides to go back to live in his ancestral home, Connemara.


Produced by: Paco Poch AV, Virginia Films and PC Guerín
With the associated production of: TVE, Le Sept, Samson Films Limited

Script and direction: Jose Luis Guerín
Producer: Paco Poch
Cinematography: Gerardo Gormezano
Editing: Jose Luis Guerín
Art direction: Sindria Segura
Sound: Licio Marcos de Oliveira
Music: Excerpts from Victor Young’s “The Quiet Man”. The Exiles’ “Nowhere” theme. Ballads sung by the inhabitants of Innisfree.
Adviser: Lord Killinan


Padraig O’Feeney
Bartley O’Feeney
Anna Livia Ryan
Anne Slattery
And the inhabitants of Cunga St. Feichin


Year: 1990
Aspect ratio: 1:1.66
Shooting format: 35mm
Sound: stereo
Languages: Welsh/English
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Runtime: 110 minutes



Best Artistic Contribution Award at the Barcelona Film Festival
Best Film Award at the Alcalá de Henares Film Festival
“Costa Cálida” Cinematography Award at the Week of Spanish Cinema in Murcia
City of Barcelona Award, 1990
Sant Jordi Award for Best Catalan Film
Icaro Award for Best New Cinematography
Fotogramas de Plata Award, 1990, with both “Atame” (aka “Tie Me Up”) and “Boom boom”
Best Direction of Photography Award, Generalitat de Catalunya, 1990
Best Executive Production, Generalitat de Catalunya, 1990