‘Barbaric Genius’ Now Available on iTunes in Ireland and the UK

Posted March 31, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
Barbaric Genius
Barbaric Genius


Paul Duane’s critically acclaimed film Barbaric Genius is now available on iTunes in Ireland and the UK.

The Grierson-nominated Irish documentary tells the story of London-Irish ex-wino John Healy and his journey from alcoholism and homelessness to chess master and the world of literary fame and fortune, and untangles the story of his sudden disappearance and the mysteries that grew up around it.

Access Barbaric Genius on iTunes in the UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/barbaric-genius/id828929410

Access Barbaric Genius on iTunes in Ireland: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/movie/barbaric-genius/id828929410

The film has been well received by critics in the UK and Ireland.  Here’s what some of the critics have been saying about the film:

“Enthralling” **** The Guardian
”Absorbing” **** Sunday Times
“Stunning” **** Hot Press
”A must-see” **** London Evening Standard

John’s award winning book, The Grass Arena, is now a Penguin Classic which celebrated its anniversary last year.

Barbaric Genius was produced by Duane and Mary Carson for Screenworks with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) and RTÉ and is distributed by Wildcard Distribution.

As well as accessing the film in iTunes you can also buy the DVD or download or stream the VoD on the Barbaric Genius and Wildcard Distribution websites. You can also purchase the DVD in various stores throughout Ireland and also on Amazon.co.uk.