Scene from the film The Image You Missed
Scene from the film The Image You Missed
Scene from the film The Image You Missed
Scene from the film The Image You Missed
Scene from the film The Image You Missed

The Image You Missed

  • Ireland
  • France
  • United States
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An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig's decades- spanning archive of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

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.

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  • Original Title
    The Image You Missed
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Donal Foreman
  • Cast
    Arthur MacCaig, Donal Foreman, Maeve Foreman
  • Cinematography
    Arthur MacCaig, Donal Foreman, Seán Brennan
  • Music
    Ohal Grietzer, Michael Buckley, Christopher Colm Morrin
  • Sound
    Andrew Kirwan
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ireland
    • France
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • Dublin International Film Festival,
    • CPH:DOX
    • BAFICI
    • IndieLisboa
    • Art of the Real
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival,
    • Dokufest
    • Melbourne International Film Festival
    • Viennale
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • Hamburg FilmFest
    • Montreal International Documentary Festival
    • Irish Film Institute
    • Cineteca Nacional
    • ICA Cinema
    • Sarasota Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Prize for Best Original Music - Cinéma du Réel 2018
    • Special Mention, French Competition - Cinéma du Réel 2018
    • Grand Jury Prize for Avant-Garde & Genre Competition - BAFICI
    • First Look Award - Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, Greece 2018
    • Best Film in “Portraits” Competition - DocsMX, Mexico 2018
    • First Prize in International Competition - FilmmakerFest, Milan, Italy 2018
    • Best Film - La Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, Spain 2018
    • Special Mention in International Competition - L’Alternativa, Spain 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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