The Light of Day

Short Film, 2020
with Anne Bean and Jeanette Iljon

A series of tender exchanges between life long friends Jeanette Iljon and Anne Bean. Born eleven days apart in Zambia in 1950, they both went on to become artists in the UK in the early 1970s. The Light of Day carefully recomposes Iljon’s avant-garde, feminist and social activist film works made in the 1970s/80s. It combines these with an almost lost interview, shot by Anne Bean in 2000, and new performance material that was made collaboratively with Alex Eisenberg in 2019 following Iljon’s diagnosis with dementia.


Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, 2021 (Premiere)
Hamburg Short Film Festival, 2021
Fine Art Film Festival, Venice, California, 2021
LUX, London, 2021

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