The Rogue


  • Director:Arjen Sinninghe Damsté
  • Country:Ireland
  • CategoryNon-Fiction
  • Runtime:15 mins 23 secs
  • Date:December 17, 2017
  • Selection:Programme 24
  • Screening Times:

    • Aug 17 Cooney's Hotel - 6-7pm

    • Aug 19 Cooney's Hotel - 3-4pm
  • Links: Website

The Rogue

In 1983 a wild bottlenose dolphin named Fungie settled down in the bay of Dingle, a town at the Atlantic in Ireland’s southwest. Over the years Fungie has built up a special bond with a number of residents of Dingle. Also large groups of tourists have been visiting Dingle to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon. Tourists only come for the excitement and opportunity to take a quick photo. But Fungie gives hope, faith and stability to those who live beside him and belief to have a special relationship with him. As Fungie is getting older, gradually the question arises, how will it be without him…

Director Bio

Arjen Sinninghe Damsté (1990) studied performance at the Theatre Academy Maastricht. During his studies he becomes interested in documentary and after graduation he continues his studies at the Dutch Film Academy where he focuses on directing for documentary. In his subjects he tries to let emotion and humor coexist and try to answer personal questions . In 2017 he graduated as documentary director and for his graduation film The New Man he received the Wildcard Prize of the Dutch Filmfund. Arjen Sinninghe Damsté is based in Amsterdam.


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