Hiroshima, Mo Ghrá Gheal (My Bright Love) is a poetic and cinematic meditation on the horror of war, suffering and forgetting, based on the poem Aifreann na Marbh (Mass of the Dead) by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc, written in commemoration of those who died in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
This work is inspired by an imagined meeting and marriage of art forms: cinema and poetry. A classic of French new wave cinema and one of the most important films of the twentieth century, Hiroshima mon amour, was released in 1959. A few years later, in 1964 the Irish poet Eoghan Ó Tuairisc published Aifreann na Marbh in the collection Lux Aeterna. Did the film inspire or influence Ó Tuairisc’s poem? This creative arts film repays an imagined debt by translating Ó Tuairisc's twentieth century masterpiece of literature back into the medium of cinema in the twenty first century, paying homage to Hiroshima mon amour.
Cinematographer: Feargal Ward, Music: Seán MacErlaine, Consultant Producer: Arthur Lappin
Musclaíonn an mhaidin ár míshuaimhneas síoraí
Morning awakens our eternal unrest