Monday, March 17, 2014

New Voices in Irish Experimental Cinema

"Irish cinema has never been renowned for harbouring a vibrant underground or experimental film scene. There have been significant exceptions (most importantly, aspects of the Irish “First Wave” of the 1970s), but it’s only in recent years that a body of films has emerged that offer a powerful rebuttal to that perception. While to announce a fully-fledged “movement” would be premature, it is safe to say that the work of Rouzbeh Rashidi, Maximilian Le Cain, Dean Kavanagh and Michael Higgins represents an important new direction in Irish cinema."

Donal Foreman's new essay 'New Voices in Irish Experimental Cinema' is by far the most extensive and in-depth study to date of the four Irish-based members of Experimental Film Society. It is also an extremely insightful and well-informed one. It can now be read in the online magazine Estudios Irlandeses


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