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Francis -Faoladh My Picture House

    • Arts

For a long time I have intended to make a film, this film,
Francis, based on my feelings in relation to George Romero’s Martin. Martin is a vampire movie without a vampire but with a deep and deeply disquieting examination of religion, sex and culture. I loved Martin at first sight and instantly thought (felt) that the idea would make something wonderful about
being Irish - and also a great werewolf movie.

This is my version of that film. I spent a long time
thinking I just would never have the resources to make it, except as a short story and that is indeed how it started, until I suddenly had the idea ‘Why not La Jetée the thing?’ I am not sure if ‘to La Jetée’ will catch on as a verb in
English but let’s give it a try.

It was made for basically nothing and I want those limitations
to be part of the atmosphere – how else to capture that strange and intoxicating feeling of 70’s and 80’s exploitation cinema.

It is the story of a young man who has a miserable life, a
violent early death, and seems to be having at least as bad a time of it in the afterlife. But in the answer to the question of why this is all so horrible there is possibly something beautiful and rather life affirming…but you’ll need to dig that out for yourself.

 

https://youtu.be/jmK6ryxsHOo

For a long time I have intended to make a film, this film,
Francis, based on my feelings in relation to George Romero’s Martin. Martin is a vampire movie without a vampire but with a deep and deeply disquieting examination of religion, sex and culture. I loved Martin at first sight and instantly thought (felt) that the idea would make something wonderful about
being Irish - and also a great werewolf movie.

This is my version of that film. I spent a long time
thinking I just would never have the resources to make it, except as a short story and that is indeed how it started, until I suddenly had the idea ‘Why not La Jetée the thing?’ I am not sure if ‘to La Jetée’ will catch on as a verb in
English but let’s give it a try.

It was made for basically nothing and I want those limitations
to be part of the atmosphere – how else to capture that strange and intoxicating feeling of 70’s and 80’s exploitation cinema.

It is the story of a young man who has a miserable life, a
violent early death, and seems to be having at least as bad a time of it in the afterlife. But in the answer to the question of why this is all so horrible there is possibly something beautiful and rather life affirming…but you’ll need to dig that out for yourself.

 

https://youtu.be/jmK6ryxsHOo

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