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Love Child

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LoveChild

Supporting Independent Cinema with Our Next Cultural Film at Home 

Love Child

 Written and directed by Eva Mulvad

  

Running Time: 111 minutes

 

By downloading this film and using the code "Dunamaise", we will receive a percentage of the rental fee and is an enormous support to us!

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Tensions run high from the opening minutes of this film. A desperate man in Tehran speaks to the camera: "I'm not sure if, tomorrow, I'll be dead or alive." This is Sahand, who has been in a long-term adulterous relationship with Leila, despite Iran's threat of the death penalty for infidelity. Now, the couple is fleeing the country with Mani, their four-year-old love child. Danish documentary filmmaker Eva Mulvadfollows the family as they go into exile in Turkey and then enter United Nations bureaucratic limbo. They have the bad luck to start their journey in 2012, just as the Syrian Civil War is creating a mass wave of refugees; their case is pushed further down the list. Sahand and Leila are sympathetic and compelling figures on screen, keeping control of their negative emotions, as many parents do with children around. But they are quick to display joy, as revealed by the film's small moments: a birthday party, buying a bicycle, getting a job. As the years go by, their fate rests...

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•             Your support now, will help both Dunamaise Arts Centre AND the Independent Film industry to survive.

•             You receive access to new films, even earlier than if cinemas were open.

•             You receive access to a selection of specially selected, highly acclaimed or award-winning films.

•             You are part of a unique group of people who share a common goal - supporting and enjoying an art form that brings so much joy to all!

We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this and we hope you can help us out and at the same time enjoy some riveting films that we believe will enthral!

Falling

Dunamaise Cinema Wednesday Screenings available ONLINE!

                                                 

Falling

Supporting Independent Cinema with Our Next Cultural Film at Home 

Falling

 Written and directed by Viggo Mortensen

  

Running Time: 112 minutes

 

By downloading this film and using the code "Dunamaise", we will receive a percentage of the rental fee and is an enormous support to us!

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John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.

During his stay at John's California home, tension builds between Willis and the rest of the family. Willis’s abrasive nature, by turns caustic and occasionally funny, is aggravated by his memory loss, bringing past and present into conflict and causing old wounds and years of mutual mistrust between father and son rise to the surface.

As Willis and John confront the events that have tornthem, including their differing recollections of John’s mother Gwen (Gross), the challenge they face is to find a way to forgive each other, to accept what has happened in the past and, most importantly, what is happening to them in the present. We embark on a journey from darkness to light, from rage and resentment to acceptance and hard-won grace.

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    WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!

•             Your support now, will help both Dunamaise Arts Centre AND the Independent Film industry to survive.

•             You receive access to new films, even earlier than if cinemas were open.

•             You receive access to a selection of specially selected, highly acclaimed or award-winning films.

•             You are part of a unique group of people who share a common goal - supporting and enjoying an art form that brings so much joy to all!

We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this and we hope you can help us out and at the same time enjoy some riveting films that we believe will enthral!

Podcasts and Videos

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Belly Flop

Belly Flop - animated short film from Triggerfish Animation Studios on Vimeo.

Persistence pays off when an unashamed young girl learning to dive is unperturbed by a talented diver who steals the spotlight.

 

For some resources and activities to go along with this short click HERE.....Enjoy

We would like to say a big thank you to Mike Tate & Alice Black at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival, and also to Lindsey Law, the creator of the resource activities.

The Statues of Emo Court by Pat Boran

altThe Statues of Emo Court

Dunamaise Arts Centre is proud to present The Statues of Emo Court, a poem and short film by renowned poet Pat Boran. The film; which is a mindful reflection on the statues surrounding the beautiful grounds of Emo Court in County Laois; was commissioned by Dunamaise and funded by the Arts Council, and is now available to view on Pat Boran’s Youtube channel or click here.


Pat Boran, an award-winning Poet and member of Aosdána- the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, who was born in Portlaoise, has held a number of esteemed positions within the world of literature and broadcasting and has published seven full-length collections of poetry. As Director of Dedalus Press for the past decade, he has edited a large number of poetry publications: more than a hundred books by fellow poets and close to a dozen significant anthologies of Irish writing, including the most recent in 2020 The Word Ark: A Pocket Book of Animal Poems, illustrated by Gaetano Tranchino, edited and prepared for press during lockdown.


Recently, Pat has been increasingly drawn to the possibilities presented by matching graphic forms with text, not only producing an ongoing series of PoemCards, but more recently exploring short poem-films. The Statues of Emo Court is another link in Pat’s exploration of poem-films and is the first of a series of films to be commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre.
“With lockdown and travel restrictions, we’ve all been seeing our local environments with fresh eyes, not just for what’s there in terms of amenities but for how they shape and make us what and who we are. We’re not all lucky enough to live close to a place as special as Emo Court (and indeed I now live about 60 km away and am currently prevented from visiting), but the alert eye can find meaning and consolation in the most unlikely of places”. That’s very much been the purpose of my recent work in making short poetry films, an activity I took up as a way to learn and do something new in these strange times”, Commented Pat.


“I’ve been visiting Emo Court since I can remember and have always been drawn to its statues, watching over us, as it seems, while we go about our business. In times of fear and worry (and most of us have never known anything of this level before) one looks for a way to slow down the beating of the heart and the racing of the mind in order to cope, and the statues seem to offer an example in that respect, having survived wars, hardships of all kinds, virtual abandonment etc over the years. The poem is, in a way, a tribute to Emo Court, but its real subject is heritage in general, the purpose, meaning and value of artistic endeavour and its very real contribution to our lives”, he added.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful meditation about The Statues of Emo Court.

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