30.09. - 09.10.2021

Helen United Kingdom, Ireland 2008 | 79 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Joe Lawlor

Christine Molloy (born in 1965) and Joe Lawlor (born in 1963) have been engaged in perfomative art/theatre projects and short films. Their works have been presented at the 26. Bienale Sao Paulo. Their film“Who killed Brown Owl” won the Best UK Short Film award at the Edinburgh International Festival. “Helen” is their feature film debut.

Christine Molloy

rated for 0 + years
18-year old Joy is missing. The young actress Helen slips into her role for a TV film, through which the police hopes to receive tips from the population. While Helen grew up in various children’s homes, Joy had a family, friends and a promising future. Helen increasingly identifies with Joy, visiting places and people that were of importance to her, and must ultimately face the issue of whether she wants to find out what happened to Joy or whether she is seeking her own identity. An unconventional, fresh perspective typical of high quality British cinema.


Original title: Helen
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy
Screenplay: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor
Cast: Annie Townsend, Sandie Malia, Dennis Jobling, Sonia Saville
Producer: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor
Director of Photography: Ole Birkeland
Music: Dennis McNulty
Production Design:
Editor: Christine Molloy
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
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