An animated adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s only novel written in Irish under the pseudonym of Myles Na gCopaleen, An Béal Bocht

An Béal Bocht (The Poor Mouth) is the 1941 novel in Irish by Strabane-born Brian O’Nolan (Flann O’Brien), published under the pseudonym ‘Myles na gCopaleen’. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish- language novels of the 20th century.

It is the first time that the book has been brought to screen and is also the animated debut for critically acclaimed feature film director, Tom Collins.

The film is a biting satire of the life story of a young Gael reflecting on his life from Sligo Gaol and stars Seán Misteál, Donncha Crowley, Tommy Tiernan and Bob Quinn.

An Béal Bocht is a co-production between award- winning animation production company Raw Nerve Productions and De facto Films. Principal animator at Raw Nerve is BAFTA-nominated animator, John McCloskey, who took the role of animation director working closely with writer/director Collins.