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Declan Clarke

WHAT ARE THE WILD WAVES SAYING?

Germany / 2022 / Colour and B&W / 72’
World Premiere

Declan Clarke
What are the wild waves saying ? Following up on Saturn and beyond (Georges de Beauregard International Award, FID 2021), Declan Clarke listens in again. The waves here, are those that, through the figure of the writer Francis Stuart, connected the Irish nationalist movement to Nazi Germany : anti-English broadcasts for German radio from 1940 to 1944, pirate radio transmitter sent from Germany to Ireland, infiltration of German agents helped by the author’s wife who stayed in Ireland… The director plays the writer’s role but we never hear his voice, as if to offset the power of radio as a means of propagating a discourse. Both rigorous and playful, vivid and melancholic, this film is a meditation on political compromission and the mass media that serve as their tools.(Nathan Letoré)

Technical sheet

Original version : english
Subtitles : french
Script : Declan Clarke
Photography : Simon Köcher, Declan Clarke
Editing : Declan Clarke
Sound : Adam Asnan, Jamie Lemoine
With : Declan Clarke, Gernot Wieland, Maria Dabow, Irina Gheorghe
Production : Declan Clarke.
Selective Filmography : Saturn and Beyond, 2021
The Museum of Broadcasting and Loneliness, 2020
The Hopeless End of a Great Dream, 2016
Wreckage in May, 2015.

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Director

Declan Clarke - Germany

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