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The Book That Wrote Itself

Vincent Macken believes he has written the great Irish novel. When publishers turn it down he decides to prove them wrong by turning it into a movie. The film culminates at the Venice Film Festival, where Vincent pitches George Clooney, Kenneth Branagh, Robert DeNiro and others what he now believes to be the great Irish film. An eccentric black comedy on the pretensions of art & filmmaking.

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Program Details
  • Format: 1 x 70 Minutes
  • Production Year: 2000
  • Supplier: Siar A Rachas Muid Productions Ltd.
  • Original Language: English

"Hip and Charming..." - Empire magazine

"Funny... refreshing... an appealing road movie..." - The Boston Herald

"Nice One Mate..." - MTV

"Amusing..." - Seattle Weekly

"Intriguing...." - BBC Film 2001

"Wonderful, witty, cutting edge indie film..." - www.filethirteen.com

"Audacious and cleverly executed... if 'The Book That Wrote Itself' was actually a book, I'd recommend it." - Filmthreat.com

"Clever... energetic... an awesome talent..." - The Blizzard Of Odd - RTE

"Mad but fun..." -Film Review

"Stunning... unique and highly individual feature film..." - Hot Press

"Par Excellence..." - Variety

"Funny..." - Sunday Times

"O'Mochain's unique and unabashed approach to filmmaking will definitely mark him out from the crowd..." - D-Side

"Inventive comedy... that proves surprisingly memorable." - Time Out - London

"Good Humoured..." - Irish Times


1999 Vancouver International Film Festival
1999 Austin Film Festival
1999 Oslo Film Festival
1999 Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina
1999 Cork Film Festival
1999 Galway Film Festival

2000 Local Heroes Film Festival, Canada
2000 Arizona International Film Festival
2000 London Irish Film Festival
2000 Cannes Film Festival
2000 BradfordFilm Festival
2000 Durban Film Festival, SA
2000 Seattle Irish Film Festival

2001 Cambridge Film Festival
2001 Boston Irish Film Festival
2001 Raindance Film Festival
2001 Berlin Irish Film Festival
2001 Britspotting Film Festival, Berlin

2002 Budapest Irish Film Festival


Best feature film at the 1999 Austin Film Festival

Runner up – Seattle Irish Reels


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