Irish Film Institute -NORTH CIRCULAR


Director: Luke McManus

89 mins, Ireland, 2022, Digital, Black & White

This film closes at the IFI on Thursday, December 22nd.

This musical odyssey traveling the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road, from the Phoenix Park to Dublin Port, explores the history, music and residents of this richly storied street. While exploring many dark narratives from the city’s history, from colonialism, to mental health, to drug wars, imprisonment, and the struggle for women’s liberation, the film is also smattered with Dublin humour and celebrates the power of community – evident in the battle to save the legendary Cobblestone Pub, and in the celebrations for Kellie Harrington’s homecoming. There is shadow and light in the musical vignettes from John Francis Flynn, Séan Ó Túama, Eoghan O’Ceannabháin, Ian Lynch and Gemma Dunleavy.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

Book Tickets

Thursday 22nd