Desperate Optimists
We are Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, a filmmaking partnership who have worked together for over 20 years. We are based in London but hail from Ireland.
Notebook is a daily, international film publication. Our mission is to guide film lovers searching, lost or adrift in an overwhelming sea of content. We offer text, images, sounds and video as critical maps, passways and illuminations to the worlds of contemporary and classic film. Notebook is a MUBI publication.


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