Irish Film Institute -WITHOUT NAME


Director: Lorcan Finnegan

93 mins, 2016, Ireland, Digital

This film was released on Friday 5th May 2017 and is no longer screening. 

★★★★ –

Director Lorcan Finnegan will join us after the 18.15 screening on Friday May 5th for a Q&A, hosted by Mark Sheridan. 

Director Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature sees land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna) working in a remote woodland area.

Having begun his task alone, the location has unsettled Eric, a situation not alleviated by the arrival of assistant and mistress Olivia (Niamh Algar). Instead, his mental state worsens as the woods come to seem increasingly threatening. Suffused with elements taken from Irish mythology, Without Name, while undoubtedly taking its place in the folk horror tradition, is equally interested in its central character’s psychological isolation from both those around him and his environment, to which he must eventually adapt or succumb. It makes for hypnotic, unsettling viewing.

The eerie Foxes (2012), Lorcan Finnegan’s acclaimed, award-winning short, will screen before Without Name.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.


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