The Flats

By

Alessandra Celesia

In his tower-block apartment in New Lodge, Joe reenacts memories from his childhood amidst the “Troubles”. In this Catholic area of Belfast, the number of deaths was tragically significant. Joe is joined by neighbours Jolene, Sean, Angie, and others, all willingly participating in this process of revisiting the collective memories that shaped their lives and the district they live in.

Festivals & Awards

CPH:DOX 2024 – DOX:AWARD Winner

Visions du Réel 2024 – Highlights section

Press

“A powerful, timely and haunting film about a community living in the shadow of the pain and trauma of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.”
Lise Pedersen – Variety

 

“A dark, uneasy reminder of the indelible, multi-generational stain of violence”
Fionnuala Halligan – Screen Daily

 

“It’s a powerful, urgent and deeply sad film
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

Original title: The Flats

Production: FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE — THANK YOU & GOOD NIGHT PRODUCTIONS — PLANET KORDA — DUMBWORLD

Nationality: FRANCE — BELGIUM — REPUBLIC OF IRELAND — UNITED KINGDOM

Year of production: 2024

Running time: 114

Language: English

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