Irland, Großbritannien 2022
Sprachen(OF): deutsch, englisch
Regie: Andrew Legge
Drehbuch: Andrew Legge, Angeli Macfarlane
Darsteller: Emma Appleton, Stefanie Martini, Theodora Brabazon Legge
79 min

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Ïrish Film Berlin - Festival 2024

England, 1941, sisters Thomasina and Martha have created a machine, LOLA, that can intercept radio and TV broadcasts from the future. This delightful apparatus allows them to embrace their inner Bowie years before he was even born and place bets knowing what the outcome will be. But with World War II escalating the sisters decide to use the machine as a weapon of intelligence, with world-altering consequences.

In a clever meta-narrative twist, the events of the film are chronicled by Martha, an aspiring filmmaker. The 16mm sound film we are watching is hers. Andrew Legge’s fascination with found footage, early cinema and ingenious inventions, explored with such confident whimsy in his short films (The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish, Chronoscope, The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden), is here given full flight to create a time-travel odyssey that transports us to a cleverly imagined past, underscored by the music of The Kinks, Elgar and Neil Hannon (of the Divine Comedy).

A brand-new Irish film festival has been announced for Berlin.
Irish Film Berlin will be an exciting showcase of Irish screen creativity taking place on 24, 25 and 26 May at Berlin´s arthouse cinema, ACUDkino.
Festival days in May with a specially curated programme of contemporary Irish films –shorts, features, live-action, documentaries and animation films.
Irish Film Berlin will bring a group of Irish filmmakers to Berlin - to showcase their films in a specially-curated festival. The curator of the festival is OFFline Film Festival. OFFline - based in Birr in the heartlands of Ireland – has been bringing cultural cinema to Irish audiences since 2010.