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Breda Lynch and her work are featured in the documentary:

OUTLIVING DRACULA: LE FANU’S CARMILLA

 

Directed by Fergus Daly and Katherine Waugh, 108 min, Ireland,

The film premiered at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival 2010 and travelled to other festivals including the Boston LGBTQ Festival 2012

 

Irish writer J.S. Le Fanu’s creation, the female vampire Carmilla, has established a fascinating lineage through filmic adaptations, arguably inspiring a more radical and transgressive creative wellspring than her literary successor Dracula (as its the first lesbian vampire story). 

Made under the Arts Council’s Reel Art Initiative, Fergus Daly and Katherine Waugh’s engrossing new film explores the radical influence of Carmilla on generations of filmmakers – from Carl Dreyer’s extraordinary Vampyr to Roger Vadim’s Blood and Roses, from the Gothic kitsch of Hammer through to films produced within a visual art context. Featuring interviews with leading film scholars and visual artists influenced by Le Fanu, this film seeks to redefine his critical importance as an Irish writer whose ghostly traces remain profound and enigmatic.

Trailer clip here on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/82577967

 

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