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Watch: Irish Teen Romance ‘Every Breaking Wave’ Inspired by U2

Watch: Irish Teen Romance 'Every Breaking Wave' Inspired by U2

The Creators Project has released a new short film directed by Aoife McArdle called “Every Breaking Wave.” The film follows two teenagers, one Catholic, the other Protestant, who fall in love in 1980s Northern Ireland and is based on “Every Breaking Wave” and “The Troubles,” two tracks from U2’s most recent album “Songs of Innocence.” 
Describing her inspiration, McArdle said, “I wanted to make a film about what it was like to be a teenager in the early ’80s in Northern Ireland. Violence was inescapable on your doorstep. I remember very vividly what it was like to grow up when there were bombs going off and army everywhere.”

The short has been praised by both Spike Jonze and “Birdman” director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Founded by a partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. 

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