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His & Hers

Ken Wardrop
Screening time  
01.03. / Utorak, 21:00 - 23:00 Dvorana 3  
Director Ken Wardrop has established a sterling reputation by crafting elegant short films that capture humanity in quick bursts.

Expanding on this technique into the feature form, he crafts a cinematic mosaic that tells a 90-year-old love story through the collective voice of 70 ladies at different stages of their lives. The hallways, living rooms, and kitchens of the Irish midlands become the canvas for the film’s rich tapestry of female characters. The story unfolds sequentially from young to old, and the characters are charmingly unabashed; while the younger contributors are animated in discussing their relationship with their other halves, the older women describe their love, and often their bereft love, with grace and candor. ‘His & Hers’ celebrates the ordinary moments that add up to the extraordinary. Individually each piece works on its own, but together they create an emotional portrait that explores the way we share life’s journey with others.

Ken Wardrop

Ken Wardrop has been described as one of Ireland’s freshest creative talents. His work captures humanity through an original treatment of character studies. His documentary ‘Undressing My Mother’ is one of Ireland’s most successful short films, winning a European Film Academy Award in 2005. Expanding on this technique Ken has crafted his distinctive debut feature ‘His & Hers’.

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His & Hers

2009, 80', color, video

Directed by:
Ken Wardrop

Michael Lavelle, Kate McCullough

Edited by:
Ken Wardrop

Denis Clohessy

Andrew Freedman

Produced by:
Venom Film

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2010 - World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Prize

Dublin Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award, Best Documentary

Irish Film & Television Awards 2010 - Best Documentary

Galway Film Fleadh 2009 - Best Irish Feature

Screen Director Guild of Ireland 2009 - Director’s Finder Series Award

RiverRun International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Nonfiction Storytelling

Traverse City Film Festival 2010 - Non-Fiction Jury Award, Best Foreign Film