The Daisy Chain | Irish Artist's Film Index

The Daisy Chain

Polly Devlin


Artist's biography

Polly Devlin

Synopsis

'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)


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Title

The Daisy Chain

Year

1990

Form

Feature

Key phrases

documentary, autobiographical, diary, feminist, portrait, family, motherhood, filmmaking, boarding schools, subjecthood

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00

Original formats

to be confirmed

Aspect ratio

to be confirmed

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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