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LOLA stylishly fuses time-travel and found footage elements to craft a clever ‘what-if’ story that buzzes with timeless ingenuity.
Impressive debut film from an Irish director destined for cult status… like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice as written by HG Wells. – Irish Times
England, 1941. Sisters Thomasina and Martha have created a machine that can intercept broadcasts from the future. This delightful apparatus allows them to explore their inner punk a generation before the movement comes into existence.
But with World War II escalating, the sisters decide to use the machine as a weapon of intelligence, intercepting information from the future that could help with military intelligence.
The machine initially proves to be a huge success, rapidly twisting the fortunes of the war against the Nazis. While Thomasina becomes intoxicated by LOLA, Martha begins to realise the terrible consequences of its power.
A thrillingly inventive Irish sci-fi thriller… Andrew Legge’s mockumentary, shot with vintage cameras, conjures a chilling glimpse of an alternative fascist reality. – The Guardian
Andrew Legge’s imaginative and experimental science-fiction feature commits itself admirably to an outlandish idea, and skilfully weaves black and white found footage into an intriguing, playful movie. – Irish Independent
Andrew Legge’s distinct authorial voice continues to wow, and one can’t help but look forward to what he does next! – Film Ireland Magazine
Even with all the metaphysical mayhem, the movie remains rooted in the lives and attitudes of its characters, and in the magnetic performances of Martini and Appleton. – Los Angeles Times
LOLA is the feature debut of Irish filmmaker Andrew Legge who loves playing with film form and music as part of the story telling process. He has made a series of award-winning short films. The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish, a silent love story, was partly shot on a hand wound 16mm camera and screened in Dublin, New York and the Barbican in London with live accompaniment from a pianist. The Girl With The Mechanical Maiden was screened with a twenty-five-piece orchestra and team of Foley artists dressed in lab coats at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Lincoln Center in New York.
Filmed at Killadoon House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare; Knockmaroon Farm, Castleknock, Dublin; and King’s Inns in Dublin. Music by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.
- Ireland/UK, 2023 | Language: English | 80 minutes | Cert: TBC
- Director: Andrew Legge
- Cast: Stefanie Martini, Emma Appleton, Rory Fleck Byrne, Aaron Monaghan
- Foreign language films are subtitled. Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
- A short film may be shown before the feature.
- Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
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