This film screened 19th February 2016.
The Audi 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.
A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
In their debut documentary Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor take as their point of departure the compelling 18th century figure Ambrose O’Higgins and attempt to retrace his remarkable journey from Ireland to Chile. Key locations in O’Higgins’ life are visited and reflected upon in the hope that something might be revealed, as if these very locations might contain clues. As they speculate on the idea of place and what O’Higgins embodies, the filmmakers continually get sidetracked by a competing story of immigration and displacement. Gradually, and not without humour, these intertwining narratives uncover ideas about the transformative powers of travelling.
Also screening as part of REEL ART: We are Moving- Memories of Miss Moriarty.
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