Posted April 7, 2015
Aoife’s short film ‘Every Breaking Wave’ is a visual essay of U2′s song of the same name, was released yesterday, and it is brilliant.
The response to it has been massive, with some of the world’s biggest directors commenting on it. Spike Jonze said “I had never seen anything by Aoife before but was really taken with this film. She captured that feeling and size of life of being a teenager and of first love so well. She drifts between the reality of friends and first love into fantasy so effortlessly and romantically. It’s a perfect little gem of a romance movie.”
And Alejandro González Iñárritu (director of Birdman) also said “The piece is full of sound and fury. It contains all that a young artist’s work should: a lot of things to say and feel, said with fucking guts, vision and ambition. There is no fear in McArdle’s piece but plenty of humanity; shot and expressed with poetry without betraying the truth”
We love it.