Director, Producer, Co-writer
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.
Featuring Marcus Mac Conghail, Ciara Ní É, Tristan Warner & many more
Cinematographer: Feargal Ward, Camera assistant & Sound Recordist: Jonathan Sammon, Music: Seán MacErlaine, Casting: Síle Nic Chonaonaigh, Production Manager: Karen Henderson, Fixer/Translator (Hiroshima): Jackie Ikegami in association with Tomoko Nishizaki, Japan Film Commission.
Musclaíonn an mhaidin ár míshuaimhneas síoraí
Morning awakens our eternal unrest