Sun 14 July | 11:30 | Pálás Screen 1

2023 | USA, Spain, UK | 58’

English, French

Elements of a Journey: Antoni Tàpies is an experimental documentary focusing on the legacy of Antoni Tàpies, the 20th-century Catalan painter and sculptor. The film, which began principal photography in 1974 and was put on hold due to lack of funding, follows the artist’s early life during the Franco dictatorship. It is strongly relevant to the divisive politics of today, engaging viewers through both Tàpies’ story and his art. It explores how artists navigate complex journeys; spiritual, political, and the everyday. Tàpies stood out in his lifetime, not only as a major painter, but also as a voice of freedom and hope for a generation during a dark and painful era in Spain.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: James Scott
Cast: Noah Moros, Liam Chirkova, Ruhan Solanski, Sasha Marie Speer, Pam Lange, Blanca Cruz

Principal funder