FAMILY STORY ‘Irene’s Ghost’ follows the director’s search to find out about the mother he never knew.
The Linenhall Film Club’s spring 2020 season kicks off with a special First Fortnight screening of ‘Irene’s Ghost’ on Tuesday next, January 14.
Made by filmmaker Iain Cunningham, the film follows his search to find out about the mother he never knew. Iain was three years old when his mother, Irene, died. His dad never spoke about it, and the family silence around Irene meant that she was alive only in Iain’s imagination. Later in life, the birth of his own child inspires a journey to discover the truth about Irene, piecing together fragments of the past to uncover a long held family secret.
Using animation mixed with filmed footage, ‘Irene’s Ghost’ explores memory and mental health to movingly rebuild a lost life. There will be a 20-minute post-screening discussion for those who wish to participate.
First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. This film screening is part of the annual First Fortnight Festival.
Linenhall Film Club screens every second Tuesday. Full details about the club and its forthcoming programme contact The Linenhall Arts Centre on 094 9023733, or visit www.thelinenhall.com.