The Last Days of Peter Bergmann is one of the things I’m most proud of from all the different things I’ve had the pleasure of cutting. The Film has had a tremendous life on the festival circuit, getting selected for Sundance, Winning awards at IFI Stranger than Fiction, Nashville, Melbourne, Camden and elsewhere, Qualifying for the Oscars twice and of course prompting a lot of debate. The film’s director Ciaran Cassidy has had a wonderful year of jetting around the world presenting the film.
Now, tonight, Irish audiences will finally get a chance to see the film as it is showing on RTE1 at 11:20.
IT IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE HERE
Watch it, Record it, just don’t miss it.
The Last days of Peter Bergmann tells the story of a man calling himself Peter Bergmann who arrived in Sligo Town in the summer of 2009. Over his final three days, he went to great lengths to make sure that no one would ever know who he was or where he came from.
The Film has twice qualified for Oscar eligibility and on winning the prestigious Melbourne IFF award, the jury had this to say about it.
“Ciaran Cassidy taps the voyeur in all of us with his masterful appropriation of hours of compelling CCTV footage that track a tantalising incomplete picture of The Last Days of Peter Bergmann. Coupled with a series of compelling interviews, Cassidy manages to invert the mystery genre from whodunnit to why. Meticulously researched, this is a riveting ride that leaves the audience rooted to their seats as they act out the role of both spy and detective.”
Check out these credentials
IFTA, Best Short Film 2014
Melbourne International Film Festival, Best Short Doc 2014
Nashville Film Festival, Documentary short Winner.
IFI Stranger Than Fiction Audience Award Winner 2013
Camden Film Festival, Short Doc Award, 2014
Milwaukee Film Festival, Special Jury Award, 2014
Grand Prix Irish, Cork Film Festival 2013
Sundance Film Fest, Grand Jury Prize, 2014
Sheffield International Doc Fest, Best Short Doc 2014
For a fuller list of where the film has been selected click here
Director: Ciaran Cassidy
Director of Photography: Kate McCullough
Editor: John Murphy
Sound: Guillaume Beauron
Music: Jack Quilligan, David Cantan
Researcher: Colum McKeown
Prod Manager: Aoife McGonigal