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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME DOUBLE BILL MARCH 2012: ORLA WALSH & KIERON J. WALSH

Join us for free screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. See calendar for details.

DEBUT
Continuing our series of early works by established practitioners.

PROGRAMME 1:
Writer/Director Orla Walsh is acclaimed for her mastery of the short film form. Her award-winning films foreground a feminist perspective and explorations of politics and sexuality.

The Visit, her first film, follows a Belfast woman’s mental and physical journey to visit her husband, incarcerated in the Maze Prison for republican terrorist offences.

22 minutes, 1992, Colour, Dig-beta

PROGRAMME 2:
Kieron J. Walsh is a feature film director (When Brendan met Trudy, Watermelon) and co-founder of Blinder films (The Savage Eye, Sensation). His early films focus on Irish emigrants in England in more politically fraught times.

Bossanova Blues (a graduation film from Royal College of Art in London) follows three young Irish (one an ex-prisoner, one a mermaid) en route to Blackpool who are mistaken for terrorists.

27 minutes, 1991, Colour, Digi-beta

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