Taking as its starting point the European folktale The Musicians of Bremen, published in Germany in 1819 by the Brothers Grimm, the film reflects on the decline of a unified left wing movement in Europe since the suppression of the Paris Commune in 1871. It also depicts the daily life of an elderly woman running a farm in the countryside on the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The routine of farm life, the lives of its animals, and the history of the area all combine to tell a story about animal solidarity and the desire to revolt against oppression and occupation.
How I Became a Communist
2023 Ireland, Germany 55’