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Docs Ireland: A Sense of Loss
CertificateNot Rated
Year1972
GenreDocumentary
DirectorMarcel Ophüls
LanguageFrench
CountryFrance
Running Time2HR 15MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled / Recommended 15
SeasonDocs Ireland

Though the legendary filmmaker Marcel Ophüls is best known for his epic-length investigations into French collaboration during World War II, A Sense of Loss, an incisive inquiry into the Troubles, is every bit as enormous an accomplishment.

Taking testimony from both Protestants and Catholics, notables and everyday citizens, Ophüls creates an invaluable document of life during wartime, haunted by the specter of sudden death and seemingly endless strife. As in all of his works, Marcel Ophuls is as much a “star” as his subjects, via his pointed comments during the interview sequences.

Docs Ireland is delighted to be screening A Sense of Loss on 35 mm for the first time in NI, and will be introduced by Thom Powers, documentary programmer for DOC NYC and TIFF, who knows and has interviewed the great man.