Phantom Islands

Directed by Rouzbeh Rashidi
  • Ireland
  • 1hr 14mins
  • 2018

Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Directed by Rouzbeh Rashidi, with the visual intensity that has marked him as one of Ireland’s most unique and radical filmmakers, it follows a couple adrift and disoriented in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s islands. Yet this deliberately melodramatic romance is constantly questioned by a provocative cinematic approach that ultimately results in a hypnotic and visceral inquiry into the very possibility of documentary objectivity.

His latest film is less a documentary and more of a filmic meditation, Rouzbah Rashidi has a unique vision which avoids traditional definitions.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Filmmaker in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

27 Feb 18:30 Irish Film Institute Book