Irene’s Ghost follows a son’s search to find out about the mother he never knew. Iain was three when his mother Irene died. His Dad never spoke about it, and the silence around Irene meant that she was alive only in Iain’s imagination, as a thistle seed or in the moon. Later in life, the birth of his own child inspires a journey to discover the truth about Irene, piecing together fragments of the past to make sense of the present, and uncovering a long held secret. Using animation mixed with filmed footage Irene’s Ghost movingly rebuilds a lost life.