Waiting For The Light
A frank, funny and intensely moving portrait of 85-year-old Irish film auteur George Morrison; pioneer and innovator of Irish Cinema and maker of 'Mise Eire', the first ever Irish feature documentary which is the definitive cinematic history of 20th Century Ireland.
His time in the spotlight was short-lived, and his great successes were followed by many years of slow decline as Morrison drifted into obscurity. Then, in 2006, just a year after suffering a massive stroke which brought him close to death and robbed him of both speech and mobility, Morrison made 'Dublin Day', his first film for 30 years.
Director Ciarín Scott’s first job in films was as George Morrison’s assistant. In 'Waiting for the Light', against the backdrop of the making of Dublin Day, she uncovers his work, his life and loves in revealing interviews. We see and feel his triumphs and his long years of failure, his passion for film, his obsessive perfectionism, and his great charm and humour.