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IRISH FOCUS: PUSHTAR

Alan Lambert

This film screened 16th August 2016.

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In the distant future climate change has devastated the Earth. Pushtar, a tundra on the outskirts of the Himalayas,
is home to a disparate settlement Among them, a breed of hypersensitive children acting as weather vanes to atmospheric changes that are guided by 8ft tall ‘Pteradogs’, and governed by a council of Elders.

Lambert’s third feature is an epic sci-fi film but, as critic Fergus Daly wrote, “…it’s as if Hollywood was suddenly taken over by artists”, and critic Maximilian LeCain calls it “[the] product of a truly independent cinematic sensibility.” Pushtar is the fruit of an unadulterated imagination. (Notes by Dean Kavanagh).

Director Alan Lambert will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

58 mins, Ireland, 2015, Digital, English & Subtitled

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