Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story director Brad Bernstein will travel from the US this week to join Tomi Ungerer for a special screening of the film in the The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, ... More this Friday. The screening which will mark the films release will be followed by a much anticipated Q&A with both Brad and Tomi. Buy tickets on the IFI website
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough delves into Tomi’s youth in France and offers a feature-length retrospective of the pioneering mid-century graphic artists controversial life and art (from advertisements to children’s literature to political posters and erotic art) and his influence on such artists as the creator of Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak and the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer.
Tomi’s children’s books are now more popular than ever. His book Moon Man has been made into a feature length animation which will be on release in Irish and UK cinemas later this month and his latest book Fog Island which is his ‘homage to Ireland’ where he now lives in West Cork, has been voted one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013 by the New York Times.
To celebrate the release of both Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story and Moon Man in Irish cinemas this month, Wildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. have commissioned a mural highlighting the two releases and some of Tomi’s work on Chancery Street in Dublin.
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough has recently been nominated for a Best Documentary Award at the Producers Guild of America Awards has been wowing audiences and critics alike. It has screened at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world including the Toronto International Film Festival and has picked up numerous awards including the Best Documentary award at the Jameson Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. earlier this year.
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story will be released in the IFI on Friday 13th December.