Irish Film Archive Presents This Other Eden

Part of the series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ardmore Studios, this month the Irish film Archive presents This Other Eden (1959), digitally re-mastered from elements preserved at the British Film Institute.

The first Irish feature to be directed by a woman, This Other Eden is a caustic comedy set in 1945. The film explores the traumatic legacy of the Civil War. With a supporting cast of Abbey players from Milo O’Shea and Hilton Edwards, This Other Eden is not just a critique of the past but a witty and complex comment on an emergent modern Ireland. The film will be introduced by Dr. Luke Gibbons.

This Other Eden is presented by the Irish Film Institute at 6.40 pm, Wednesday 17th December 2008.