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David Holmes talks I Am Belfast tonight

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DJ and producer David Holmes and writer/director Mark Cousins will show the very first excerpts from their work in progress I Am Belfast as part of the Belfast Film Festival tonight, April 3.

The film presents the vision of a 10,000-year-old Belfast woman who embodies the city and is mostly being shot on handheld camera by Cousins, the critic and writer behind 15-part TV series The Story of Film: An Odyssey.

Holmes, who has soundtracked such films as Out of Sight and Hunger is writing the music as the film is being shot.

Speaking to RTÉ Ten, he said: "It's very much a work in progress. It's such a wonderful film - it's Belfast seen through the eyes of a 10,000-year-old woman. She doesn't have a name yet but I think Mark is the 10,000-year-old woman.

"It's a great story. It's archived wonderfully but Mark is shooting a lot of stuff himself. She returns back to Belfast to talk about how it was then and how it is now. Mark is a ****ing poet and he's so great with language.

"It's poetry - it's beautiful and abstract and weird... the way he's looked at Belfast, the way he's photographed it. It's so original. He's one of my true Belfast heroes."

Holmes also breaks cover to play Kilkenny's Set Theatre on April 19 with his new act UNLOVED.

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