Welcome to a Bright White Limbo
Dir. Cara Holmes / Ireland / 2019 / 11’ / Polish premiere
Director: Cara Holmes
Screenplay: Cara Holmes
Featuring: Oona Doherty
Cinematography: Luca Truffarelli
Editing: Mick Mahon
Sound: Caimin Agnew, Cara Holmes
Music: DIE HEXEN
Producer: Zlata Filipović
Production: Invisible Thread Films
World sales: Invisible Thread Films
“Welcome To A Bright White Limbo” is an honest and stimulating account of dance theatre which pushes boundaries, visually and aurally while revealing the raw energy, talent and creative ability of one of the best dance artists in Ireland today, Oona Doherty. Combining documentary and dance performance, this visually arresting film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty's award winning dance show “Hope Hunt”. Using interviews and a dance performance in the streets of Belfast, the film plays with dichotomies; a sense of home, gender, dance, redemption and how to be in the world.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Tribeca Festival (Special Jury Mention), Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Irish Film & Television Academy (Best Live-Action Short Film), Cork International Film Festival, Dublin International Film Festival (Best Irish Short Film), Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Odense International Film Festival, The Craic Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Still Voices Short Film Festival (Best Short Film), Catalyst International Film Festival (Best Documentary), Belfast Film Festival, Toronto Irish Film Festival, Irish Film Festival Boston, Concorto Film Festival, Dance on Camera Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival
Cara Holmes is an Irish-based film director and editor. Her work has been predominantly in the form of documentary feature films (both independent and broadcast), as well as television dramas, award-winning observation documentary series, experimental and short films. Cara's interests focus on feminism, disability rights and the stories of the LGBT community. She is interested in making films that discover interesting truths. Cara's most recent work is the IFTA winning documentary “Welcome to a Bright White Limbo”. Combining a documentary and a live dance performance, this visually fascinating film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty and her award-winning dance show “Hope Hunt”.