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Mary Jackson, Mark Mulholland, Brid Brennan
“Don’t tell me how I’m supposed to be!” Maeve’s sharp retort to her boyfriend still resonates. Influenced by Brecht and Godard, it was co-directed by Pat Murphy and John Davies. Murphy was a founder member of feminist film and video distribution network Circles during her time in London and the film gleefully utilises its tactics for feminism in order to tell the story of a young woman going home to Belfast after years in London.
Lines such as “men’s relationship to women is just like England’s relationship to Ireland” offer a reminder that, in May ’68, The Troubles started as part of a wave of global struggles against imperialism – including the rule of patriarchy.
A cast member of Born in Flames who wrote her own speeches, Murphy made an equally explosive film in Maeve – one that comes close to home for UK audiences in the era of Brexit and #MeToo.
Our advisory certificate for Maeve is 15.
**Please note that due to DCP availability, Maeve is only available to book from 1st to 31st August 2018.