‘Súitú’ – an Irish language term pronounced Suet-two – evokes the sucking in-and-out sound made as the sea moves through stones at the shoreline, a sound often heard in springtime as large waves pull pebbles and stones before rolling them back in. Evoking the elemental, the programme’s pacing picks up not just on the familiar ebbs and flow of the sea, but also the rhythmic actions that circumscribe contemporary lived experience. From inner psychological journeys to the phenomenological, the seven films in this programme together offer an emotional, embodied and deeply sensory experience.
Following on from its screening with Cork International Film Festival, ‘Súitú’ will now travel to a number of venues and festivals both in Ireland and abroad. Curated by aemi and featuring work by Fábio Andrade, Susan Hughes, Morgan Quaintance, Bárbara Lago, Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Lisa Freeman and Holly Márie Parnell.
Fábio Andrade, Contorno/ Contour, 2021, Brazil, 10 mins
Susan Hughes, Eyes Like Cats 2022, Northern Ireland, 3 mins
Morgan Quaintance, A Human Certainty, 2021, United Kingdom, 20 mins
Bárbara Lago, Yon, 2021, Argentina, 8 mins
Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Other Tidal Effects, 2021, USA, 7 mins
Lisa Freeman, Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out, 2020, Ireland, 3 mins
Holly Márie Parnell, Cabbage, 2023, Ireland, 28 mins
Running time: 80 minutes
Text by Ruairí McCann
The programme is accompanied by a newly commissioned text by writer and film programmer Ruairí McCann.
To read Ruarí’s text click here.
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