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“Beautiful, poetic. Town of Strangers leads us to reflect on ourselves, what it means to be an immigrant, how the passage of time makes us all strangers, somehow, in our own fleeting lives. The formal innovation and lyrical confection create a strange alchemy.”
TOWN OF STRANGERS
82mins ‧ HDV ‧ Ireland ‧
See the world in one small Irish town.
There are only two stories: a person goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
Town of Strangers is a ‘hybrid’ feature film using auditions, observational documentary and magical realist dream scenes. It is a documentary of the imagination, with many scenes transcending the genres of documentary and fiction, going deep into the experience of migration and home through cinematic methods.
Writer & Director: Treasa O’Brien
Executive Producer: Joshua Oppenheimer (dir. The Act of Killing)
Producers: Martha O’Neill (Wildfire Films) & Treasa O’Brien (Stinging Hornet Films)
Cinematography: Gina Ferrer & Treasa O’Brien
Editor: Mirjam Strugalla
Flying Broom Feminist Film Festival, Turkey
Rejkavik Feminist Film Festival, Iceland
Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare
Heart of Gort Festival
Docs Ireland Belfast
Dingle Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh
‘Town of Strangers’ ‧ Treasa O’Brien ‧ 82mins ‧ HDV ‧ Ireland