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To the Moon

To the Moon
Tadhg O’Sullivan
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition 2020
Documentary Film
Ireland
2020
76 minutes
Czech,
German,
English,
Estonian,
Persian (Farsi),
French,
Irish,
Italian,
Japanese,
Norwegian,
Portuguese (Brazil),
Romanian,
Russian,
Albanian,
Swedish,
Chinese
subtitles: 
English

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Tadhg O’Sullivan
Clare Stronge
Heino Deckert
Clare Stronge
Sara Ross-Samko
Amanda Feery
Feargal Ward
Michael Walsh
Apal Singh
Margaret Salmon
Peter Rubi
Sam Hamilton
Ian Powell
Ben Mullen
Clare Stronge
Jimmy Gimferrer
Lorenzo Gattorna
Joshua Bonnetta
Scott Barley
Tadhg O’Sullivan
Linda Buckley

How come the moon is able to pour such equally familiar and mysterious light on the earth it shines on? And why have the countless lunar addicts among international filmmakers been so willingly seduced by this magic power that they set important scenes of their works in the somnambulistic mood between a deeply decadent blood moon and the fresh innocence of the new moon? “To the Moon” is an entrancing ode to one of cinema’s central motifs.

Director Tadhg O’Sullivan, too, surrendered like a hypnotized man to the strange light of the moon and its cinematic supercharge. Using 130 sequences from international film history and enchanting 16mm footage shot exclusively for this project he weaves an immersive meta-narrative in which precisely placed film dialogues, literary “moon passages” and an ingeniously eclectic soundtrack also do their part. Is this where you find your own moon films, with which you were hopelessly struck at a time? Did Tadhg O’Sullivan give due space to “Black Moon” (no), “Suspiria” (no) or “Carnival of Souls” (yes)? Many may ask this. But profound consolation awaits the disappointed ones: Every missing film is outweighed by three others that are so amazing that the loss is easily got over with.
Ralph Eue
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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Animation Perspectives 2020
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Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár David OReilly
A computer animated music clip to dark breakcore beats celebrates effects and mysticism. But suddenly the abrasions of a vulnerable digital DNA are revealed.
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Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár

Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár
David OReilly
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Ireland
2005
4 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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David OReilly
David OReilly
David OReilly
David OReilly

Celtic cult sites communicate effectively with the cosmos, the terrestrial darkness is churned by energy fields and sunrays. Even in one of his earliest works – a video clip for breakcore pioneer Venetian Snares – David OReilly dissects the myth of a homogenous CGI world, revealing the abrasions of a vulnerable digital DNA.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries