Joy

Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor

Description

‘Joy is a story about a 17-year-old girl, Joy, who has gone missing. The police stage a reconstruction of Joy’s last known movements in a local park. But by the time the reconstruction is ended it is clear that what we are watching is more than a reconstruction of a teenager’s last movements. Rather it is a meditation on the fragility of youth. Joy won the Prix UIP Rotterdam award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008. It is also a lyrical, virtuoso prelude in one take to Helen (2008) the first full-length film by the Desperate Optimists ‘

(Sourced from http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/films/civiclife on September 26th 2016)

Details
Title

Joy

Year

2008

Creator

Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Lyrical, Portrait

Subject

Youth

Language

English (eng) (spoken)

Duration

9 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 35mm

Aspect ratio

7:3 (Panavision or CinemaScope)

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Desperate Optimists

Artist website

https://www.facebook.com/DesperateOptimists/ https://www.facebook.com/DesperateOptimists/ https://www.facebook.com/DesperateOptimists/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/185302603