• Irene's Ghost + Director Q&A

  • Wed, 12-06-2019 at 19:00
  • Phoenix Leicester
    4 Midland Street
    LE1 1TG Leicester
Irene's Ghost + Director Q&A - Phoenix Leicester - Leicester

Join us at Phoenix for a screening of new documentary Irene's Ghost, followed by a Q&A with director Iain Cunningham.Iain's mother Irene died before he was old enough to form memories of her. The layers of silence surrounding her death were so tightly bound that it has taken him decades to broach the topic with his father. As Cunningham encounters long-lost relatives and Irene’s best friend, Lynn, he gets to know his mother through the stories they tell: life in Nuneaton in the 1970s; factory work and living for nights at the Co-op Hall and holidays. Like putting pieces of a puzzle together, Irene’s personality comes to life. Bursts of animation illuminate memory and fantasy in this moving portrait of mental illness, grief, and female friendship.