Juanita’s way

By exploring the darker sides of life and pushing directorial boundaries to unexpected and uncomfortable places, Dubliner Juanita Wilson scooped an Oscar nomination for her debut short film – and has no plans to tone down her approach

12th March, 2011

There are few things harder for a cinema-going audience to watch than a rape scene. From Jodie Foster’s harrowing storyline in The Accused to Monica Bellucci’s even more disturbing turn in Irreversible, scenes of such a graphic and shocking nature have to be shot and managed with the utmost sensitivity - if their inclusion in a film is to be justified.

For a debut feature film director, you’d imagine that such...

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