Much of the footage that comprises Orchard is of a 19th century ruin that included a walled orchard in an area known as Rostellen in southwest Ireland. It is set deep in the woods and the crumbling brick and mortar of the broken walls have become the anchor for the roots of slender trees, so uninhibited for all this time that they reach 20 feet in height and have thick roots that follow like slow lazy trickles of water, and in other places branch and wind over the brickwork in an apparently intelligent arterial arrangement, reminiscent of the human body. Some footage of Central Park is in there, as well as Niagara Falls, the main Dublin to Cork road and a thin smoking woods on the outskirts of Rosslare, Co. Waterford. All these facts seem somewhat incidental to the film's eventual form, though. (Julie Murray)

Filmmaker
Julie Murray
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA, Ireland
Year
2004
Medium
16mm
Length
9’
Language
English
Producer
Julie Murray
Sales
Julie Murray