Monday, December 2, 2019

The Image You Missed

Co-presented with Irish Film Festival Boston

  • Trailer

The Image You Missed Details

  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Length: 73 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: Digital
  • Language: English
  • Screens with: Cellaigh at Kilmainham

About the Film

World Premiere at 2018 Independent Film Festival Rotterdam. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize of Avant-Garde & Genre Competition at BAFICI. Official Selection of the Dublin International Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Cinema du Reel, and Art of the Real at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Filmmaker Dónal Foreman will attend in person for Q&A with local filmmaker Kavita Pillay.

Drawing on over 30 years of unique and never-seen-before imagery, The Image You Missed is a documentary essay film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish Troubles with the story of a son’s search for his father. In the process, the film creates a candid encounter between two filmmakers born into different political moments, revealing their contrasting experiences of Irish nationalism, the role of images in social struggle, and the competing claims of personal and political responsibility.

“A meticulous and challenging comparison of two different ways of being a man, a citizen, and a filmmaker … A vibrant call for new fictions to be collectively written.” — Chloé-Galibert-Laîné,

“Irish director Dónal Foreman’s exquisite, elliptical autobiographical essay film stages a profoundly moving encounter with his late estranged father … How to reconcile the personal and the political, how we connect (or fail to) with images and with each other through images lie at the heart of this absolute must-see, one of the most charged and beautifully weighted essay films of recent times.” — Kieran Corliss (Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound)

About the Filmmakers

Dónal Foreman Director

Dónal Foreman (born in Dublin, 1985) is an Irish filmmaker living in New York City. He has been making films since he was 11 years old. Since then, he has written, directed and edited over fifty short films and two features. His first feature, Out of Here (2013) was theatrically released at the Irish Film Institute in […] Read More

Screens with: Cellaigh at Kilmainham

Cellaigh at Kilmainham Details

  • Year of Production: 2013
  • Length: 7 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: 16mm to digital
  • Language:

About the Film

“A 16mm collaged and handcrafted exploration of land, roots, and the strength of the women who came before me.” – Kelly Gallagher

About the Filmmakers

Kelly Gallagher