Daughter of the Sun will receive its Irish theatrical premiere as part of the Free Radicals Programme in the 67th Cork International Film Festival. It will screen at 16:30 on November 11th 2023 in The Gate Cinema.
Daughter of the Sun is an experimental film by Maximilian Le Cain based on the legend of the Cailleach Beara or Hag of Beara. It takes a personal, formally intense approach to themes of identity and cyclical time. It is Le Cain’s most direct engagement with the landscape and mythology of Beara, where he grew up and made his first films. The various aspects of the Cailleach are embodied by Aisling O Connell and the visceral soundtrack is the work of Sarah Ellen Lundy.