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JDIFF: REEL ART: THE GREAT WALL

Director: TADHG O’SULLVAN

74 minutes, Ireland, 2014, Colour, D-Cinema


This film screened on Monday 23rd March 2015.

REEL ART: JAMESON DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Arts Council and Filmbase, in association with IFI, are delighted to present the world premieres of the latest two films made under the Arts Council’s Reel Art scheme. This influential programme is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries.

THE GREAT WALL

Director Tadhg O’Sullivan will take part in a post-screening Q&A.

“The Great Wall has been completed at its most southerly point.”

So begins Kafka’s short story At the Building of the Great Wall of China, and so, at Europe’s militarised southern frontier, begins this film. In the shadow of its own narratives of freedom, Europe has been quietly building its own great wall. Like its famous Chinese precursor, it has been piecemeal in construction, diverse in form and dubious in utility.

From Europe’s edges, The Great Wall moves across unidentified fortified landscapes, pausing with those whose lives are framed by borders and walls. Moving toward the seat of power, the film holds the European project up to a dazzling cinematic light, refracted through Kafka’s mysterious text.

BOOKINGS:
Tickets €11. To book, please phone JDIFF only on 01 687 7974 or visit www.jdiff.com

Sé Merry Doyle’s Talking to My Father is screening on March 24th (18.00) as part of Reel Art.

 

 

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