Irish Film Institute -AUGUST AT THE IFI


July 27th 2021: This August, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) presents a lineup of Irish and international new releases to IFI Cinemas, including Boys from County Hell and I’m Your Man. In special events, the IFI and Dublin Feminist Film Festival are delighted to present an in-cinema screening of Cathy Brady’s IFTA-winning Wildfire. Our annual IFI Family Festival will take place this year from August 27th-29th, with a wide range of fun films and workshops for children of all ages to enjoy. 

This month, the IFI continues to support homegrown talent with a selection of new Irish releases, including Boys from County Hell, following its sold-out online screening at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, screening at the IFI from Friday 6th. Son, a new horror film from acclaimed writer-director Ivan Kavanagh, also screens at IFI Cinemas from Friday 6th. The Bright Side, the debut feature from director and screenwriter Ruth Meehan and Cork International Film Festival Audience Award winner, will be available to watch in IFI Cinemas from Friday 20th. Dark comedy Redemption of a Rogue, winner of Best Irish First Feature and Best Irish Film at the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh, screens in cinema from Friday 27th.

From August 4th, the IFI presents Roy Andersson: A Human Person, a season celebrating the Swedish auteur, available in-cinema and on IFI@Home, presenting films from the black comedy-drama ‘Living’ trilogy; Songs from the Second Floor, You, The Living, and A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, Andersson’s most recent and final feature About Endlessnessand Being a Human Person, Fred Scott’s documentary following the creation of Andersson’s final piece. 

Online on IFI@Home this August, a fantastic selection of women-led feature films are available to view nationwide, including Academy Award-winning Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan and Alison Brie, available to stream from Wednesday 2nd. Psychological horror Saint Maud, the feature directorial debut from Rose Glass, will be streaming on IFI@Home from Monday 9th. From Monday 16th, IFI French Film Festival 2020 title Red Soil is available to stream nationwide. If you missed its screening at the IFI Cinemas, British drama After Love will be available to rent on IFI@Home from Wednesday 18th onwards. This year’s Dublin Feminist Film Festival takes place both in the IFI and online on IFI@Home, showcasing an array of female-focused feature films and shorts, from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd.

International drama coming to the IFI this month includes I’m Your Man, a German sci-fi – romance from director Maria Schrader; Wildland, a Danish crime drama by Jeanette Nordahl, and New Order, a new Mexican drama from director Michel Franco, all screening in the IFI from Friday 13thCensor, a new British horror starring Irish actress Niamh Algar, and Sabaya, a new documentary focusing on the attempt to rescue women who have been abducted by ISIS, will be available to watch in IFI Cinemas from Friday 20th; Hogir Hirori, director and screenwriter of Sabaya, is recent winner of the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards. The Nest, a new psychological thriller starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon, screens from Friday 27th. In re-releases, a beautiful new restoration of American drama Now, Voyager, starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid, will be screening from Friday August 4th in IFI Cinemas.

Tickets for new releases and special events will be on sale from the IFI Box Office on (01) 6793477 and from, as per the IFI’s Weekly Schedule. Online rentals from IFI@Home are available at

Boys from County Hell
Now, Voyager

Roy Andersson: A Human Person season

I’m Your Man
New Order

The Bright Side

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2021

The Nest
Redemption of a Rogue

IFI Family Festival 2021

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