A short film made with the “Actor as Creator” Comission for Screen Ireland and Bow Street Academy 2021.
“Something to live for. Something to die for”.
What does it mean to be free? What does it cost? A life. A woman, held in captivity, awaits her death sentence.
“Now I have done what I was born to do. The great wave has crashed against the rock and now all the bubbles and little me slip back into the quiet pool of the sea”.
This short filmic work explores the final hours of a woman, Constance, awaiting a death sentence. She is coming to terms with the consequences of her political and personal life. She reflects and dreams through her captivity. Her inner thoughts accompany her in the prison of darkness. This surreal intimate portrait is inspired by the words and letters of Constance Markievcz, particularly during her imprisonment. The film seeks to reflect on the continuous struggle for freedom of thought, mind and body and the continuous fight for political amnesty by female prisoners today.
This film brings together a unique combination of drama and animation.
Directed by Úna Kavanagh
Written by Úna Kavanagh.
Produced by Úna Kavanagh and Image Ireland.
Edited by Breege Rowley.
Composer and Sound Design Sinead Diskin.
Cinematography by Stephen Lohan.
VFX and post production by Stephen Lohan.
Cast – Úna Kavanagh. Ailbhe Kavanagh Lohan. Aoife Ni Bhroin.