Dollhouse

Part of: Screenings at Strelka

Date:
13.07.2012
Format:
Screenings
Place:
strelka courtyard

Ireland 2012, 95 min.
Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
Starring: Seána Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Kate Brennan, Shane Curry, Ciaran McCabe, Jack Reynor

Five wild teenagers break into a luxury house on the Irish coast while the owners are away. They waste no time trashing the stately interior, plundering the liquor cabinet and throwing a legendary bacchanalia. The fun lasts until they discover a photograph of Jeannie, one of the five, in a family album.
Director Kirsten Sheridan hired amateur actors and filmed without a clear script, resulting in a classic unity of time, setting and action in which natural improvisation flourishes.
The film was screened in the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won a special mention from Label Europa Cinemas, and at the SXSW Film Festival.