Talking to My Father features two voices from two eras, each concerned with how we as a nation understand the architecture that surrounds our lives. Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early sixties and one of its most celebrated and influential figures was Robin Walker. Robin studied under Le Corbusier in Paris and later worked alongside Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. His return to Ireland in 1958 coincided with the emergence of an aspiring modern nation. Robin Walker became a key agent in this nation-building process.

A quarter of a century after his death, his son Simon Walker explores the legacy of his father’s life’s work. The director, Sé Merry Doyle, allows Walker’s buildings to speak for themselves, taking us with Simon in his search for Robin’s architecture of place. This unique tale is enhanced by Patrick Jordan’s stunning photography and avant-garde composer Stano’s telling composition.

Filmmaker’s statement

In association with the Irish Film Institute

The filmmakers will attend the screening


Please note that the festival is over 18s only