The Daisy Chain

Polly Devlin

Description

‘Directed by Irish-born author Polly Devlin, The Daisy Chain is conceived as a ‘traditional’ documentary but explodes into a whirl of ethical contradictions when Daisy, Polly’s young daughter and main subject of the film, apparently withdraws her co-operation. In front of the cameras, an emotional battle for power unfolds and the documentary enters a realm where accepted notions of objective observation collapse. Amid the accusations of manipulation and betrayal, the viewer can never be certain of the truth, never sure when the protagonists are performing for the camera and when they are genuinely its victims.’

(Sourced from http://www.ifi.ie/daisy-chain on July 25th 2016)

Details
Title

The Daisy Chain

Year

1990

Creator

Polly Devlin

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Feature

Genre

Documentary, Autobiographical, Diary, Feminist, Portrait

Subject

Family, Motherhood, filmmaking, Boarding schools, Subjecthood

Language

English (eng)

Duration

60 minutes

Original format

to be confirmed

Aspect ratio

to be confirmed

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Polly Devlin

Artist website

http://www.pollydevlin.com/

Link to work

no online link available