The Irish Premiere of “Film About a Father Who” at the 66th Cork Film Festival

aemi: Contested Legacies: Lynne Sachs and Myrid Carten
66th Cork Film Festival
Showings – select to order tickets: Wed, Nov 10th, 8:00 PM @ Triskel

The Irish premiere of Lynne Sachs’ celebrated feature Film About a Father Who screens here alongside the world premiere of Myrid Carten’s short film Sorrow had a baby. Both artists will be in attendance for a discussion of their work following the screening. 

Both Film About a Father Who and Sorrow had a baby deal, in very different ways, with familial legacy incorporating personal archives and pushing against the traditional boundaries of documentary practice. Myrid Carten’s film Sorrow had a baby is also the first film produced through aemi’s annual film commissioning programme, supported by Arts Council of Ireland.  


Sorrow had a baby [WP] – Myrid Carten
(aemi Film Commission 2021)
Sorrow had a baby explores the mother-daughter relationship through multiple lenses: memory, beauty, inheritance. Who writes the stories in a family? Who can change them?  

Film About a Father Who – Lynne Sachs
Between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot film and video images of her father.