Director: Mike Newell

Year of production (1992). Duration: 97 mins

We are delighted to celebrate Culture Night with a free big-screen presentation of the ever-popular Into the West.

Into the West is a film about two young boys, Tito ( Ruaidhri Conroy) and Ossie ( Ciaran Fitzgerald), whose father ( Gabriel Byrne) was King of the Travellers until his wife, Mary, dies during the birth of their second son, Ossie. The boys’ grandfather (David Kelly) is an old story-telling Traveller, who regales the children with Irish folk-tales and legends. When he is followed by a beautiful white horse called Tir na nOg (meaning Land of Eternal Youth in Irish), from the sea to Dublin, where the boys and their father now live, the boys are overwhelmed with joy and the dreams of becoming cowboys. The horse is stolen from them and they begin their adventure to get their mystical horse back. They escape the poverty of a north Dublin council estate, and Into the West where they find that Tir na nOg is not just any horse.

Ruaidhri Conroy will join us to introduce this classic film.

A guaranteed treat for all the family.

To book your free ticket, contact the box office on 01 679 3477 or call into the IFI.

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