We tell each other stories ‘in order to live’ writes Joan Didion.
So, what happens when we are not allowed to tell our stories?
We begin to die a little.
If we cannot hear stories that reflect our lives, our lives become inaccessible, irrelevant, dreamless...
A woman. A house. Sheets stir.
The end is near, but new beginnings await...
Using dance as a unique cinematic language, "The Wake" is an Irish short film that challenges how women and their bodily rites are portrayed on screen. "The Wake" will have its world premiere at ADIFF Festival on Thursday 25th February, 4:30pm, at the Lighthouse Cinema. http://www.diff.ie
Cast: Olwen Fouéré, Cindy Cummings, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Deirdre Murphy, Emma O'Kane, Linda Buckley
Written and Directed by Oonagh Kearney
Produced by Zlata Filipovic