Image You Missed

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The Image You Missed

Donal Foreman
IRL/F/USA, 2018
Features, 73min, OmeU

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The Image You Missed

Donal Foreman
IRL/F/USA, 2018
Features, 73min, OmeU

Mo
29
Okt
15:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Fr
02
Nov
21:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Mit: 
Arthur MacCaig
Donal Foreman
Maeve Foreman
Ernest Larsen
Drehbuch: 
Donal Foreman
Ton: 
Andrew Kirwan
Kamera: 
Arthur MacCaig
Seán Brennan
Donal Foreman
Schnitt: 
Donal Foreman
Musik: 
Ohal Grietzer
Michael Buckley
Christopher Colm Morrin

Produktion: 
Donal Foreman
Weltvertrieb: 
Donal Foreman
Format: 
DCP
Farbe und Schwarz/Weiß

Ein Filmbrief an einen Abwesenden, von einem Filmemacher über die Zeiten hinweg an einen anderen gesandt. Seinen Vater hat Donal Foreman nie wirklich näher kennengelernt. Der politische Dokumentarfilmer Arthur MacCaig (1948-2008), bekannt unter anderem für seine Nordirland-Chronik THE PATRIOT GAME (1979), war ein „filmmaker in solidarity with a community in opposition to astate“. Die IRA und die „troubles“ waren sein Lebensthema, an einem Familienleben hatte er kein Interesse. Nach seinem Tod erbte der Sohn sein altes Filmmaterial und sucht darin nun den Vater – und ein Stück gemeinsamer Geschichte. (Robert Weixlbaumer)

In Anwesenheit von Donal Foreman.

 

In a faraway land called the 1970’s, US-born Paris resident Arthur MacCaig was an internationally well-known activist-filmmaker whose works were created as partisan acts of political support; which is to say: There was Good and Evil in the world, with MacCaig telling you through films like THE PATRIOT GAME (1979) what was what and why; they did things differently there and then, no doubt … Who were these people who made films that tacitly supported acts of killing for causes deemed just and worthy? In the case of Donal Foreman, this man was his father – one he barely knew; activism meant more to him than family. THE IMAGE YOU MISSED is Foreman’s attempt to understand MacCaig’s ideals-driven life and work. The stress needs to be on “try”, as his father’s films make him feel above all the abyss between them: Static-distorted images of IRA soldiers marching into a bar and telling the chanting patrons that they need everybody’s cooperation to harm and hurt the Occupier as badly as possible puzzle him above all. THE IMAGE YOU MISSED is in the truest sense of the word an essay: results are neither desired nor reached – it’s all about the process, the act of making sense, one heart’s one mind’s journey. (Olaf Möller)

In the presence of Donal Foreman.

Donal Foreman: YOU’RE ONLY WHAT I SEE SOMETIMES (2008, K), REPEAT (2010), REFUGE (2010, K), OUT OF HERE (2013)