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Medicated Milk

Director: Áine Stapleton, made in collaboration with José Miguel Jiménez


Lucia Joyce was a talented dancer, writer and musician. She spent her life under the control of her father James, her family and multiple doctors. Her time in Ireland during the 1930s – particularly in Bray, Co. Wicklow – was one of her few moments of freedom. This film deftly interweaves Lucia’s story with the filmmaker’s own to explore accounts of loss and trauma spanning over 100 years, and is the first in a proposed trilogy, the second being Horrible Creature.

With a haunting electronic score by Somadrone, fine dance sequences, vivid underwater cinematography and graphic scenes of animal butchery.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

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