4 x 25'
Fancy Vittles is a series written and performed by the comedian Maeve Higgins. Set in a country kitchen Maeve helps her sister Lilly, a brilliant cook, to prepare minor feasts for various people. The sisters poach a whole fish to impress their boyfriends, make appetizers for a dead pet's anniversary dinner and construct a lollipop tree for some children they vaguely know. The whole time Maeve talks through her ideas and feelings about the guests and the food, while Lilly stays quiet. The sister's words and food are complemented by beautiful archive footage of Ireland in the past and magical stop-frame animation.
A Scratch Films Production for RTÉ