Irene's Ghost follows a son's search to find out about the mother he never knew. He breaks the silence and tracks down her friends and family to rebuild a picture of her. Iain was 3 when his mother, Irene died. His dad never spoke about it and the family silence around Irene meant that she was alive only in Iain's imagination, as a thistle seed or in the image of the moon. Later in life, the birth of his own child inspires a journey to discover the truth about Irene, piecing together fragments of the past to make sense of the present. Using animation mixed with filmed footage, the film movingly rebuilds a lost life.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Iain Cunningham.
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