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A Beach Near Belfast

France, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Documentary)

Director: Henri-Francois Imbert

Ghostly images flicker through the projector. An unidentified family amuse themselves on a beach. This home movie accidently left in the super 8 camera given to the filmmaker by his girlfriend on return from Belfast becomes the filmmakers obsession. Transfixed by the family m the film he sets out to find them, to return to them their film and their memories. Arriving in Belfast the day after the historical ceasefire of October 13 1994, he commences his journey.

An intriguing and delightful personal documentary/roadmovie of which the filmmaker states "I no longer know whether my films are documentaries diaries of fictionI try to tell stories that live " (TP)

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