Image for Barbed Wire Love 3: Maeve (N/C 15+)

Back to Programme

Barbed Wire Love 3: Maeve (N/C 15+)

21 March

Select event time

Here are a list of days and times at which this event will take place March


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
Location of CCA Cinema


Pay What You Can

Tickets to GSFF screenings are available on a Pay What You Can sliding scale. Please refer to the scale and choose your price category accordingly.

Go to pay scale

Fifty-two years since the commencement of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, Barbed Wire Love presents intimate tales from those who stayed, those who left and those who passed through. Sisters and brothers, those who danced at raves, those who had good intentions and those who did not. Chance encounters, intimate first-person cinema and the unreliability of history and biography create space for wry humour and tiny ecstasies.

Asserting that "Men's relationship to women is just like England's relationship to Ireland" Maeve is a heart-renderingly smart and dissident feminist film, shot at the height of the troubles when the only other film crews in Belfast were chasing ambulances.

“Don’t tell me how I’m supposed to be!” Maeve’s sharp retort to her boyfriend still resonates. Influenced by Brecht and Godard, it was co-directed by Pat Murphy and John Davies. Murphy was a founder member of feminist film and video distribution network Circles during her time in London and the film gleefully utilises its tactics for feminism in order to tell the story of a young woman going home to Belfast after years in London.  A cast member of Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames, Murphy made an equally explosive film in Maeve  – one that comes close to home in the era of Brexit and feminism.    

- Independent Cinema Office 

  • Duration 1h50m
banknote calendar-02 calendar close down-chevron facebook filter google-plus left-arrow-02 mail play-icon right-arrow search shopping-basket small-play-icon tick twitter up-arrow