This film screened on Monday 27th February 2017.
IMMA Members can avail of the IFI Members’ admission price for this event. This rate is ONLY available in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office.
The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy is a new film work by Irish-born, Turner Prize-winning artist Duncan Campbell. Filmed in and around the Kerry village of Dún Chaoin the film integrates newlyscripted dramatised material with footage from The Village (1968), a film which Campbell encountered during research at the IFI Irish Film Archive. This new film is set against a fictional visit by two American anthropologists to Dún Chaoin, mirroring the premise of the earlier documentary, and re-imagining everyday sequences – turf cutting, rabbit hunting, and gatherings in the local pub – to prompt consideration of the relationship between the filmmakers, societal shifts and misrepresentations of rural Ireland.
Followed by a conversation with Duncan Campbell and Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA.
(Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn)