Fudge 44 (2006) is the second feature film from Irish director Graham Jones. It is... more »
Fudge 44 (2006) is the second feature film from Irish director Graham Jones. It is a mockumentary about six puppets in a financially impoverished Tokyo children's puppet theatre who, locals believe, came to life and robbed a nearby bank to avoid being put out of business.
The Irish premiere took place on June 24, 2006 at the 7th International Darklight Festival, the Canadian premiere at RHIFF in Toronto on June 20 where it won an experimental award, and the World Premiere at The Delray Beach Film Festival in Florida on March 10. The film was also winner of the 2007 Most Original Film Award at The Backseat Film Festival in Philadelphia and nominated for a 2006 Irish Digital Media Award.
It was suggested by some that the shooting technique adopted by Jones, which involved falsely translating Japanese interviewees, was questionable.
Jones' earlier feature film How To Cheat In The Leaving Certificate was also controversial - leading to condemnation by then Junior Minister for Education Willie O'Dea. « less