(AN)OTHER IRISH CINEMA
Galway Arts Centre 2010
Maximilian Le Cain
19th October 2010
@ Nuns Island Theatre, Galway Arts Centre
What is ‘(An)Other Irish Cinema’ ?
‘(An)Other Irish Cinema’ is actually three ‘other’ Irish cinemas …
It is the work of three resolutely independent filmmakers based in Ireland who have built up prolific filmographies over the past decade in complete creative freedom, taking full advantage of the liberty for experimentation that low-and-no budget production offers. Although the visions audiences discover in the films of Donal Foreman, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain are very different, they are linked by the use of exploratory, non-script-based approaches to filmmaking and by a keen awareness of the cinema histories that have explored the medium’s possibilities far beyond the accepted rules of the multiplex.
Foreman, Rashidi and Le Cain formed ‘(An)Other Irish Cinema’ as a platform for joint screenings, to showcase their work and, in so doing, to propose the possibility of an/other filmmaking culture in Ireland.