Central Arts, Tuesday 30th July at 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.


We are delighted to present a screening of Rouzbeh Rashidi‘s recent film, Phantom Islands in Waterford. Rouzbeh is an Iranian-Irish filmmaker. He has been making films since 2000, at which time he founded the Experimental Film Society in Tehran. He has always worked completely away from mainstream conceptions of filmmaking, striving to escape the stereotypes of conventional storytelling. Instead, he roots his cinematic style in a poetic interaction of image and sound. Rouzbeh will be attending the screening to talk about his film and there will be a Q&A afterwards.

Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundary of documentary and fiction. It follows a couple adrift and disoriented in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s islands. Yet this deliberately melodramatic romance is constantly questioned by a provocative cinematic approach that ultimately results in a hypnotic and visceral inquiry into the very possibility of documentary objectivity.

For the past fifteen years, Rouzbeh has been continuously working to create a truly alternative vision of Irish cinema. Phantom Islands is the culmination of this process so far.

This is a BYOB event and entry fee is €5 + 78c [service charge] & may be purchased here.

Central Arts, Central Hall, 123a Parade Quay, Waterford.


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