This film screened 29th November 2016.
YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU & THE HOST
Acclaimed since its premieres at LFF and Rotterdam, Miranda Pennell’s The Host examines the history of British Petroleum in Iran by taking a forensic look at material drawn from BP’s archive in which details of her own family legacy slowly emerge. ‘The film asks us to look, and look again, at images produced by the oil company and personal photos taken by its British staff in Iran – including the filmmaker’s parents – not for what they show, but for what they betray.’
Showing with The Host is Pennell’s short You Made Me Love You in which twenty-one dancers play a game of cat and mouse with an unpredictable camera. Miranda Pennell trained in contemporary dance and studied visual anthropology before turning to filmmaking. Her work has screened in galleries (The Tate, Whitechapel) and cinemas (Courtisane & Oberhausen Festivals).
Dr Lisa Godson, historian of design and material culture and lecturer at NCAD will introduce this screening.