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A film between Donal Foreman & Arthur MacCaig.

An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig's decades-spanning archive of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Drawing on over 30 years of unique and never-seen-before imagery, The Image You Missed is an experimental essay film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish Troubles with the story of a son's search for his father. In the process, the film creates a candid encounter between two filmmakers born into different political moments, revealing their contrasing experiences of Irish nationalism, the role of images in social struggle, and the competing claims of personal and political responsibility.

For more info, visit donalforeman.com/theimageyoumissed/


“[An] engaging and quietly rewarding affair … An impressionistic primer on tumultuous Ulster affairs during and after the Troubles.” —Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“A moving and thoughtful first-person essay film … No longer beholden to his elder’s legacy, Foreman seems poised to carve out one of his own.” —Jordan Cronk, Film Comment

“Superb ... a wonderful film from an intriguing, restless talent. ” —Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

“[An] exquisite, elliptical autobiographical essay film … one of the most charged and beautifully weighted essay films of recent times.” —Kieran Corliss (Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound)