Sunday, April 19, 2015


The following announcement from Experimental Film Society. Hours of fun ahoy!

Over the past five years, four prolific underground filmmakers have emerged to define a new and distinctive visionary strain of filmmaking in Ireland. Under the banner of Experimental Film Society, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Michael Higgins and Maximilian Le Cain have forged a defiantly personal and marginal cinema that is fast becoming recognized as "an important new direction" (Donal Foreman, Estudios Irlandeses) in Irish film. Sharing an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques, their work has been singled out for its radical formal qualities and poetic sensibility. Made with low or, most often, no budgets, this is filmmaking at its most challenging and independent.

Now, for the first time, their archive of forty-three feature and medium length films is available on VOD to stream or download. Explore this unique catalogue of work here.

Trailer here.

Any proceeds from the online rental or sale of these films will go towards funding future Experimental Film Society projects.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Coming 2016...

Thursday, April 09, 2015

All's Welles!

My thoughts on the legacy of the great Orson Welles can be found in an article in Verité magazine's Welles centenary tribute (on page 57):

Monday, April 06, 2015

Not To Be Missed!

Double premiere next week, details here!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Manoel de Oliveira (1908-2015)

"He is sovereign, free, unique, perched high on a tightrope no one else can reach, defying the laws of gravity and above all the rules of cinematic decorum and commerce." - Cahiers du cinema, 1998.