Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early ’60s and one of its most celebrated figures was Robin Walker. Robin studied under Le Corbusier and later worked alongside Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. Upon his return to Ireland he became a key agent in the shaping of the emerging modern nation.
Looking again to Dublin’s streets which he has so faithfully recorded in earlier works (James Gandon, A Life; Alive, Alive Oh!), Sé Merry Doyle follows Simon Walker, a quarter of a century after Robin’s death, as he explores the legacy of his father’s work. The film allows Walker’s buildings to speak for themselves, taking us with Simon in his search for Robin’s architecture of place. (Sunniva O’Flynn).
Talking to My Father is released exclusively at the IFI from Friday, 16th October 2015. Director Sé Merry Doyle will take part in a Q&A after the screening at 18.30 on 16th October.
Thanks to our good friends at the IFI, we have a pair of tickets to give away to Friday’s screening plus Q&A.
To be in with a chance of winning answer the following question:
Complete the title of Sé Merry Doyle’s 2010 documentary:
John Ford – ____________________.
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2pm Thursday, 15th October when the Film Ireland Hat will plan, design, and construct a winner.