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This week, presents the Oscar-nominated and poignant tale of one family’s struggle after the Chernobyl fallout.

EVERY FRIDAY LUNCHTIME, presents an award-winning short film for you to enjoy as you ease into the weekend.

This week: The Door

The Door is a film rich in symbolism using impressionistic images to construct the story of one father’s attempt to make sense of his daughter’s illness in the wake of Chernobyl.

It follows him as he steals a door from a house his family has been forced to abandon, the purpose of which is not clear until the final moments of this fine film.

The Door was Juanita Wilson’s directorial debut and she later went on to direct the IFTA-winning feature film As If I’m Not There. The Door itself was no stranger to awards, also winning an IFTA as well as scooping two major awards in one day in 2008 in Bilbao and Foyle. Those awards made The Door eligible for Oscar consideration and the film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010.

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Ross Whitaker is editor of Film Ireland –

Film Ireland interview’s The Door director Juanita Wilson>

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