Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Good night from JDIFF

I really like this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Commandant Humphreys, festival director, has assembled a programme that manages to surprise you into happy compliance. Tonight we got a glimpse at something from left field that advertised the aesthetic …

Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 02:38

   

I really like this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Commandant Humphreys, festival director, has assembled a programme that manages to surprise you into happy compliance. Tonight we got a glimpse at something from left field that advertised the aesthetic very nicely. Kristina Buožytė’s Vanishing Waves is, almost certainly the best Lithuanian, artificial consciousness, science-fiction film I have ever seen. It’s a hard movie to summarise. So, I won’t try. But let’s just say that it welds philosophy with erotic ponderings in almost equal measure. Ms Buožytė (yeah, cutting and pasting has taken place here) turned up at the close to chat with this newspaper’s Tara Brady. (Above, L to R: Brady, Buožytė) There was a swell of appreciation mixed in with grateful puzzlement.

In the hugely unlikely event that you want to catch more Irish Times action, this writer will be chatting to Costa-Gavras, legendary director of Z and Missing, after the screening of his new film Capital this evening. I promise not ask why, like Prince, he insists on going by just one name.