Get ready for your nostalgia hit with A Nation Holds Its Breath.
The World Cup Italia ’90 is one of the most talked about soccer tournaments in Irish history. If you didn’t experience it you’ve definitely heard the stories. A Nation Holds Its Breath is a short film documenting one great nail biting heart thumping moment that has gone down in history as Ireland won a dramatic penalty shoot out against high fliers Romania.
The short is described as: An exciting story about a young father to be who is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and witnessing the miracle of Ireland reaching the quarter finals of the 1990 World Cup. This monumental event in Ireland was one of the most important football matches in the country’s history and the film explores this one man’s journey and the difficult and highly anticipated challenges that he faced along the way.
The film was named after this moment:
You can watch the film at it’s premiere at the Dublin Film Festival which runs from the 16th – 26th of February.