30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th - 15th July 2018


Sat 15 July / Town Hall Studio / 22:30 / Over 18's
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“The filmmakers deftly get at how the first glow of infatuation allows you to easily put aside the little tics, affectations, and oversights that are often warning signs of later trouble. We’ve all been there, which is part of what makes this seemingly insular New York artist story so universal, and so affecting.”
— Flavorwire

Competition Entry
European Premiere

Filmed over five years, Flames follows real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of first love to the heartbreak of the bitter end. High on their intense connection, the pair of artists document their relationship’s every beat, from their adventurous sex life, to their performance art collaborations, to a spur-of-the-moment getaway to the Maldives. But when the romantic vacation doesn’t exactly go as planned, the former couple are left to decide what to do with their film-in-progress, and the end of the relationship isn’t the end of the story. As they continue filming, reconstructing what happened and where it all went wrong, lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”. Flames is an extraordinary docu-art hybrid, a raw nerve of a film that finds within its unique idiosyncrasies and eccentricities a universally affecting manifesto of heartbreak.

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival,
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

Director Zefrey Throwell will attend

Directors Zefrey Throwell & Josephine Decker
Cast Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell, Michael Melamedoff & Hollis Witherspoon
Script Zefrey Throwell & Josephine Decker
Producer Michael Melamedoff

Year 2017
Country USA
Duration 86min

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