We continue our series of posts on the films at 2015 Galway Film Fleadh, taking a look at Robert Manson’s debut feature Lost in the Living. The film screens Thursday July 9th, at 4pm in the Town Hall Theatre.
Lost in the Living follows a young man, Oisi?n (Tadhg Murphy), a musician from Dublin, who travels to Berlin with his band, and is buzzing with the potential for adventure. He leaves behind the weight of losing his mother and an anger towards his absent father.
Oisi?n meets Sabine (Aylin Tezel), a pretty young Berliner, who shows him the secret places that belong to the people who live in the city; hot parks, uninhabited stations, and lakes in the countryside where the free body culture is still active. These pleasures are thrown into chaos when Sabine reveals that she has a boyfriend and the futility of Oisi?n’s situation dawns on him. His band have left, he’s lonely, homesick, homeless and broke. He embraces the darkness, tumbles through the void and out the other side.
Lost in the Living, was made by Irish and Berlin based film-makers and by actors in Ireland and Germany during the summer of 2013, and had its world premiere at the Achtung Berlin Film Festival. The film was a hit with the festival audience, screening four times, and winning Best Director for Manson.