Requiem for Sally

Details

Location

Year

1979

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

17min 36sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Peter Mc Donald

Rights Holder

Peter Mc Donald

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Description

Two parents take their own path through grief as they come to terms with the loss of their daughter in a car accident.

This tender film produced by Terence Mc Donald explores the idea of resurrection through the experiences of two grieving parents, as they mourn the loss of their daughter. These emotional journeys are expressed through the changing seasons, from the barren despair of winter to new hope and new life emerging in the spring. 
 

Notes

Terence Mc Donald (1926 – 2001) was a teacher, film historian, film collector and a pioneering amateur filmmaker from Derry. He made 35 films in his lifetime covering a wide range of themes such as mental health, travelling theatre, and portraits of his home town, Derry. His playful fiction films often pay homage to classic cinema moments from Peyton Place to Potemkin, from Chaplin to Jacques Tati. Terence McDonald undertook all aspects of production - filming, sound recording and editing and produced a body of remarkably sophisticated work. This film is courtesy of his son Peter Mc Donald. Footage from this film may have appeared in the Radharc programme 205, 'Coping with Bereavement'.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

A Fairview Films production

Produced and Directed by Terence Mc Donald

Written by John McCullagh

Music by Gemma Hasson

Narrated by Gordon Fulton and Noeleen Ball

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