Cert: TBC

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

Eighty-something Cavan bachelor Bobby Coote left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn’t great. He fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture. But his lifelong dream is to fly. His neighbour Sean has also caught the bug. They have cut out a runway and even built a hangar in a small rural border community. And now Bobby has used all his savings to buy a plane! He’ll get no encouragement from his brother Ernie. Ernie thinks the whole thing is mad but Bobby says he’ll make this happen … even if it’s the last thing he does.

Winner of the Best Feature Audience Award at the IFI Documentary Festival 2018.

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