The Light of Day

The Light of Day
TitleThe Light of Day
English titleThe Light of Day
DirectorAlex Eisenberg, Anne Bean
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreDocumentary, Experimental
Festival year2021
CompetitionsInternational Online Competition
Online rentalNo
On-Site rentalNo

A series of tender exchanges between lifelong friends Jeanette Iljon and Anne Bean. Born eleven days apart to Jewish families in Zambia in 1950, they both went on to become artists in the UK. The Light of Day carefully recomposes Iljon’s experimental, feminist and social activist film works made in the 1970s–80s. It combines these with an almost-lost interview shot by Anne Bean in 2000 and new performance material that was made with Alex Eisenberg in 2019 following Iljon’s diagnosis with dementia.