Taking the compelling 18th Century figure Ambrose O’Higgins as their point of departure, two filmmakers attempt to retrace his remarkable journey from Ireland to Chile and speculate on the idea of place. But the duo continually get sidetracked by a competing story of immigration and displacement.
A riveting, completely original anti-biopic from one of our favorite filmmaker duos, whose revisionist crime film, Helen is an ingenious gem. Molloy & Lawlor’s first foray into documentary explores identity and space while playfully dissecting the very nature of cinematic language. And it’s funny!
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada