Michael Scott - A Changing Man (2006)

  • Documentary
  • 52min

As Ireland’s foremost 20th-century architect, Michael Scott was driven by a determination to elevate his country’s visual arts onto the world stage. A man of charm and vision, he set out to change the face of post-war Dublin, and inspired a new generation of artists and architects.

Yet Michael Scott’s vehemently modern outlook attracted no shortage of controversy amongst mid-century Ireland’s authoritarian, Catholic establishment. His best known works – Busáras, the Abbey Theatre, his gleaming white home Geragh at Sandycove – attracted both admiration and outrage in an Ireland emerging from the cultural and economic gloom of the 40s and 50s. Award-winning director Ciarín Scott traces her father’s flamboyant and colourful life as he struggles with family pressures while fighting to bring visual modernity to the country he loved.

Director / Screenwriter

Ciarín Scott


Mary Finnegan





You may also like

Architecture on Film
Architecture of Infinity (2018)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 26m
The New Bauhaus (2019)
  • Documentary, F-Rated
  • 1h 29m
City Dreamers (2018)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 20m
Aalto (2020)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 43m
Palace for the People (2018)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 16m
Hotel Jugoslavija (2017)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 18m
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 32m
Push (2019)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 32m
An Engineer Imagines (2018)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 28m
Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (2017)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 22m
Talking To My Father (2014)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m
Floating Structures (2018)
  • Documentary
  • 1h 4m
Build Something Modern (2010)
  • Documentary, F-rated
  • 1h 10m
IFI & Irish Architecture Foundation: Paddy Cahill Remembered (2021)
  • Documentary
  • 40min