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The Image You Missed

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Synopsis

An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig's decades- spanning archive of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Drawing on over 30 years of unique and never-seen-before imagery, The Image You Missed is a documentary essay film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ with the story of a son's search for his father. In the process, the film creates a candid encounter between two filmmakers born into different political moments, revealing their contrasting experiences of Irish nationalism, the role of images in social struggle, and the competing claims of personal and political responsibility.
Official Selection Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018 - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
74 mins
Director
Donal Foreman
Producer
Donal Foreman
Executive Producer
Nicole Brenez, Philippe Grandrieux
Editor
Donal Foreman
Director of Photography
Arthur MacCaig, Donal Foreman, Seán Brennan
Sound
Sound Editor: Andrew Kirwan
Music
Michael Buckley, Ohal Grietzer. Christopher Colm Morrin

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Last updated 9th April 2018

Production Company

Ireland, France, US, UK coproduction

Donal Foreman
donalforeman@gmail.com

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Donal Foreman
donalforeman@gmail.com