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Goldfish Memory

Goldfish Memory

This film from 2003 is set around a small group of characters experiencing relationships which build and crumble before the viewer’s eyes. Goldfish are said to have short memory spans. Humans, too, have a tendency to jump from one relationship to the next, "forgetting" the pain that any previous one might have caused. The film shows complexities involved in straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. Its soundtrack acted as something of a showcase for the Irish alternative music scene of the time. Alongside relatively established bands like The Frames and The Walls, it also featured up and coming acts like Rodrigo y Gabriela, Nina Hynes and Messiah J and the Expert. Four songs by the legendary Brazilian Bossa Nova composer Tom Jobim were remade for the movie, three of which were performed by Damien Rice with Lisa Hannigan

Written and directed by Elizabeth Gill, starring Sean Campion, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Fiona Glascott, Peter Gaynor, Keith McErlean, Jean Butler