Conquest of Light
Conquest of Light celebrates the process, expertise, and craftsmen at the Waterford Glass factory in Ireland.
Through stunning and vibrant cinematography, Louis Marcus examines the mesmerising construction of clear crystal glass pieces created by the craftsmen of Waterford. The process from the intense heat of the furnace to glass blowing, shaping, cutting, honing, filling and finishing is all depicted in this celebration of the art of creation of Waterford Glass.
Conquest of Light is part of The Oscar® Collection: A Selection of Irish Academy Award® Nominated Short Films. It was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short in 1976. Marcus’s first Academy Award® nominated film, Páistí ag Obair, is available here, and to see more from The Oscar® Collection, click here.
IFI recommendation: 6+