:The Great Wall

Screening Schedule: 08/08, 20:00, Kino Lumbardhi | 08/10, 16:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës

:The Great Wall

Ireland, 2015, 74 min

The Great Wall - Trailer from Tadhg O'Sullivan on Vimeo.

'The Great Wall has been completed at its most southerly point'. So begins Kafka’s short story 'At the Building of the Great Wall of China', and so, at Europe’s heavily militarised south-eastern frontier, begins this film. In the shadow of its own narratives of freedom, Europe has been building its own great wall. Like its Chinese precursor, this wall has been piecemeal in construction, diverse in form and dubious in utility. 'The Great Wall' moves across fortified landscapes, pausing with those whose lives are framed by borders. Moving inward toward the seat of power, the film holds the European project up to a dazzling cinematic light, refracted through Kafka’s mysterious text; ultimately questioning the nature of power.

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Tadhg O'Sullivan is a film-maker, editor, sound designer and sound recordist based in Carlow, Ireland. His work has been regularly supported by the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2015 he was recipient of the Art Council's film bursary.
CPH:DOX 2016
DocPoint, Helsinki 2016
Cork FF 2016
San Francisco DocFest 2016
Irish Film Institute
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Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Ireland
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08/08, 20:00, Kino Lumbardhi 08/10, 16:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës
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