30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Image You Missed France, Ireland, USA 2018 | 73 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2018

Donal Foreman

DONAL FOREMAN (*1985) grew up in Dublin and has been making films since he was 11. Today, he lives in New York, works as a director and critic and is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.

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ESSAY The civil war in Northern Ireland as the backdrop for a father-son story – and for a reflection on political cinema. For more than 30 years, the American Arthur MacCaig was the film chronicler of the Troubles – and is father of the Irish director Donal Foreman. Using MacCaig's and his own works as a starting point, the son attempts to get closer to the father, who back in the day prioritized the war to the detriment of his family. Foreman links private biographies with national history to form an intelligent, visually impressive essay about the spirit of committed cinema and its authors' political and artistic positions.
Original title: The Image You Missed
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, French
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Donal Foreman
Screenplay: Donal Foreman
Cast: Arthur MacCaig, Donal Foreman, Ernest Larsen, Maeve Foreman
Producer: Donal Foreman
Director of Photography: Arthur MacCaig, Donal Foreman, Seán Brennan
Music: Ohal Grietzer, Michael Buckley, Christopher Colm Morrin
Production Design: Donal Foreman
Editor: Donal Foreman
Sound: 0
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