Hole in the Head

Fri 08 July / Pálás 1 / 16:00

2022 / Ireland / 95 min / Drama

Amateur filmmaker and part-time projectionist John Kline Jnr. is mute and suffers from missing time. He hires local actors to play his parents in a series of recreated home movies in order to investigate their unsolved disappearance 25 years earlier.
“A sophisticated and darkly comic exploration of the meeting point of traumatised memory and image technologies that recalled Atom Egoyan’s great 80’s films like Family Viewing (1987) and Speaking Parts (1989).” — Senses of Cinema

​​Hole in the Head is an experimental narrative feature, melding new with old technologies and a film-within-a-film structure. The film proposes a hauntological discourse on autofiction, trauma and private ritual.

Irish Premiere

Followed by Q&A with director Dean Kavanagh and cast.

Director: Dean Kavanagh
Writer: Dean Kavanagh
Producer: Anja Mahler
Cast: John Curran, Lynette Callaghan, James Devereaux, John Allen & John Murphy

Principal funder