Archive of films Eamon / Eamon

Ireland
2009, 85 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2009

Little Eamon still loves sleeping in bed with his mother Grace, something his father, Grace’s boyfriend Daniel, doesn’t much appreciate. He just feels left out and frustrated by Grace’s lack of interest. When the family is forced to spend a week’s vacation at the beach, their problems increase. Unfolding at a gentle pace, this unostentatious film is a promising feature debut with an original outcome that makes it well worth viewing to the very end.


Synopsis

Little Eamon still loves sleeping in bed with his mother Grace, something his father, Grace’s boyfriend Daniel, doesn’t much appreciate. He just feels left out and frustrated by Grace’s lack of interest. Eamon basks in his mother’s favor, which abruptly ends when the family is forced, during Eamon’s school vacation, to spend a week at the rugged Irish coast. There, Grace spends whole days on the beach basking in the sun, ogling a tanned and muscular surfer, and feeling that her boys are just in the way. This story of three disparate characters unfolds at an unhurried tempo with minimal essential dialogue; everything important happens under the surface or inside the protagonists. The director leaves room for the viewer to ponder their motivations and the reasons why they are unsatisfied. She gradually and very gently shifts interest from Grace to Daniel and finally to young Eamon, whose unexpected gesture ends the film. Unostentatious and impressionistic, the movie’s original outcome makes it worth watching to the very end.

About the director

Margaret Corkery (b. 1976, Cork) graduated from the Scottish Film School of Napier University, Edinburgh. She also holds a master’s degree in art from Westminster University, London. For the past two years she has worked with Zanita Films shooting commercials and television dramas. Her short films have received numerous awards at international festivals: Killing the Afternoon (2005) competed at the Berlin IFF. A year later she shot another short entitled Joyride (2006). Eamon is her feature writer-director debut. She is currently working on several projects, including a horror film and a comedy for kids.

Contacts

Zanita Films
Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, County Wicklow, , Bray
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 276 9541
Fax: +353 1 276 0020
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.zanitafilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm
International premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Margaret Corkery
Screenplay: Margaret Corkery
Dir. of Photography: David Grennan
Music: Colin J. Morris, Miriam Ingram
Editor: Mairead McIvor
Producer: Seamus Byrne
Production: Zanita Films
Cast: Robert Donnelly, Amy Kirwan, Darren Healy
Contact: Zanita Films
   
www: www.zanita.films.com/eamon.htm

Guests

Margaret Corkery

Film Director

Seamus Byrne

Producer


Amy Kirwan

Actress

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