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  • SHELTER ME (IRISH FOCUS)

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jim Sheridan, Brendan Ogle and Dean Scurry.

    The story of a grassroots movement as told by its key protagonists, community activists and the artists who joined them – Jim Sheridan, Terry... Read More

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  • August 2018

    24 August // PolskaEire Festival // Sing Street // Ruda Śląska, Poland

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  • THE PATRIOT GAME (FROM THE VAULTS)

    The screening will be introduced by Arthur MacCaig’s son, Donal Foreman.

    When the British Foreign Office warned its embassies that The Patriot Game, a new documentary about the Northern Ireland conflict, was “damaging and highly critical of Her Majesty’s Government”, director... Read More

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  • THE IMAGE YOU MISSED

    Join Donal Foreman for a Q&A following the 18.30 screening on Friday 10th.

    The complexities of a father/son relationship are explored in this documentary from Irish director Donal Foreman.

    Foreman, a passionate cinephile and keen filmmaker since childhood, grapples with... Read More

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  • THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CINEMA)

    On the same weekend as John Lydon’s Public Image Limited returns to Dublin, both he and his work come under the spotlight in director Tabbert Fiiller’s examination of a band that, while not as seismic in their cultural impact as... Read More

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  • BLACKKKLANSMAN PREVIEW + SPIKE LEE SATELLITE Q&A

    A special preview of the film, followed a satellite Q&A with Spike Lee, will take place on Monday 20th at 18.30.

    Spike Lee’s new film, prèmiered in competition at Cannes this year, inserts polemic borne of anger and outrage at... Read More

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  • THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES + Q&A

    Director Mark Cousins will participate in a post-screening Q&A, hosted by Donald Clarke, on Wednesday 22nd at 18.30.

    With unprecedented access to his drawings, sketches and paintings, Mark Cousins offers a personal reflection on how Orson Welles saw the world.... Read More

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  • THE PRODUCERS

    Mel Brooks’s comedy masterpiece, The Producers – widely regarded as one of the funniest films ever – has been stunningly restored and is back on the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary!

    Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is a washed... Read More

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  • MYSTERY MATINEE: JULY 2018

    The IFI once again invites audiences to take a chance with us on a Sunday afternoon. Our Mystery Matinee strand is a screening about which only two things will be known: it could be literally anything from the history of... Read More

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  • FIRST REFORMED

    Paul Schrader revisits his recurring themes of faith, sin and redemption in First Reformed, which, in its depiction of another of ‘God’s Lonely Men’ striving to do good work in a world blighted by corruption, is redolent of... Read More

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  • RACER AND THE JAILBIRD

    This film opens on July 13th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 9th.

    FRENCH FILM CLUB – Tickets for IFI and Alliance Française members for the 18.10 screening on Wednesday 18th, cost just €7.50.

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    Gigi (Matthias... Read More

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  • VERTIGO

    Always hugely popular at the IFI when screened on 70mm, Vertigo is presented here in a new 4K digital restoration to mark its 60th anniversary. The film that topped Sight & Sound magazine’s 2012 poll of critics and filmmakers, it’s... Read More

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  • THE APPARITION

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    Returning home to France from a traumatic assignment in the Middle East which cost him the life of his close friend, and almost his hearing, war reporter Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is given little time to recover before... Read More

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  • APOSTASY

    This film opens on July 27th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 23rd.

    One of the year’s strongest British films, featuring magnificent performances from its three leads, Apostasy draws from writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo’s own experiences as a Jehovah’s Witness... Read More

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  • MAURICE

    This film opens on July 27th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 23th.

    Believing that a novel about same-sex love would be met with public opprobrium and legal censure, E.M. Forster’s Maurice remained unpublished in his lifetime. Following the... Read More

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  • THE NUN

    This film opens on July 27th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 23th.

    The last of this month’s 4K digital re-releases, The Nun, the second feature from Nouvelle Vague titan Jacques Rivette, stars Anna Karina as Suzanne, a young... Read More

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  • SUMMER 1993

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    In the tradition of films such as Carlos Saura’s Cría Cuervos (1976) and Jacques Doillon’s Ponette (1996), this debut feature from Carla Simón, based on her own childhood experiences, is a delicate and moving portrait of a... Read More

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  • SUMMER 1993 (FEAST YOUR EYES)

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

    Following the death of her mother from causes subtly alluded to, six-year-old Frida (Laia Artigas) relocates from Barcelona to rural Catalonia, where she will live with her... Read More

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  • COOL RUNNINGS (IFI FAMILY)

    Time to forget the football with this hilarious sports comedy that combines reggae sounds with the unlikely Jamaican sport of bobsledding.

    After losing out in the Jamaican Olympic trials, runners Derice, Sanka Coffie, Junior and Yul join forces when they... Read More

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  • VICTOR/VICTORIA (THE BIGGER PICTURE)

    Few are better suited to introduce July’s Bigger Picture selection than TV and music producer and self-confessed musicals aficionado, Bill Hughes.

    This hilarious and over-the-top classic stars Julie Andrews as the down on her luck, Paris-based singer who, spurred on... Read More

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  • MONEY MONSTER (WILD STRAWBERRIES)

    The charismatic combination of George Clooney and Julia Roberts lends a lightness to this fast-paced thriller merging the worlds of TV and high finance, when a distressed failed investor, Kyle (Jack O’Connell), turns up with a gun on the set... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 2: JULY 2018

    GLORIOUS PILES: BIG HOUSES ON FILM

     Join us for free films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office

    Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

    PROGRAMME ONE: AMHARC ÉIREANN

    Gael Linn newsreels show the Irish Georgian Society protesting... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 1: JULY 2018

    GLORIOUS PILES: BIG HOUSES ON FILM

     Join us for free films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office

    Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

    PROGRAMME ONE: AMHARC ÉIREANN

    Gael Linn newsreels show the Irish Georgian Society protesting... Read More

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  • GENERATION WEALTH

    There will be a special preview of Generation Wealth on Tuesday July 17th at 18.30. The screening is followed by an exclusive recorded Q&A with director Lauren Greenfield hosted by journalist Kate Muir. 

    American visual artist and film director Lauren... Read More

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  • Coming Home

    The history of Ireland has been deeply affected by emigration, with almost 10 million people emigrating from the island of Ireland between 1800 and 2015. Charting the journeys of five Irish emigrants across four continents as they pursue a common... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: INVASION: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

    Screening as part of our Dark Skies: Invasion season July 7th to 29th. Click for more info. Multipass for four films (excluding Aliens) is available for €35 at IFI Box Office.

    Of the many versions of Jack Finney’s highly influential 1955... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: INVASION: THE THING

    Screening as part of our Dark Skies: Invasion season July 7th to 29th. Click for more info. Multipass for four films (excluding Aliens) is available for €35 at IFI Box Office.

    One of the few remakes to improve upon the original... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: INVASION: MARS ATTACKS!

    Screening as part of our Dark Skies: Invasion season July 7th to 29th. Click for more info. Multipass for four films (excluding Aliens) is available for €35 at IFI Box Office.

    Tim Burton’s irreverent love letter to his precious ‘50s sci-fi... Read More

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  • Shelter Me

    On the 16th of December 2016 a group of housing activists and trade unionists commandeered Apollo House, an empty Nama-controlled office block on Dublin’s Poolbeg Street and opened a shelter for homeless people. Joined by well-known public figures, including film... Read More

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  • The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality

    Spanning a decade that culminated in the 34th amendment to the Irish constitution, Linda Cullen and Vanessa Gildea’s IFTA-nominated documentary feature follows the founders and members of the Marriage Equality in Ireland organisation as they campaigned for the extension of... Read More

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  • July 2018

    5th July // London Irish Centre Film Club // The Rocky Road to Dublin + The Making of The Rocky Road to Dublin // London, UK // Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

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  • WHITNEY

    The extraordinary and tragic life of Whitney Houston is explored with great insight and subtlety by Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald (One Day in September, 1999; Touching The Void, 2003) in this richly contextualised portrait that digs deeper than most biopics... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: INVASION: ALIENS (70MM)

    The original 1986 theatrical cut screening on 70mm. Tickets: €14 (€13 concessions) 

    2001: A Space Odyssey also screening in 70mm in August 2018.

    Screening as part of our Dark Skies: Invasion season July 7th to 29th. Click for more info. Multipass for... Read More

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  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (70mm)

    Aliens is also screening in 70mm this summer.

    Stanley Kubrick’s iconic masterpiece is speculative sci-fi on a truly grand scale; covering the entire history of man, the film dares to posit what might be the next evolutionary leap for our species. A... Read More

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  • Dublin Oldschool

    Emmet Kirwan’s play was a hit on the Irish stage, drawing from the author’s own experiences as he played Jason, an aspiring DJ whose life revolves around ‘the session’, but who is stopped in his tracks by a chance encounter... Read More

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  • The Delinquent Season

    Two couples appear content in their middle-class Dublin lives: rewarding jobs, good work/life balance, happy kids and entertaining friends. Cracks begin to appear when Jim (Cillian Murphy) and Danielle (Eva Birthistle) discover that Yvonne (Catherine Walker) and Chris (Andrew Scott)... Read More

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  • A Woman’s Place

    To celebrate one hundred years of women’s suffrage, artist Noel Murphy embarked on a six-month journey to paint the 53 sitting women members of the Houses of the Oireachtas in one single portrait, unveiled in the Oireachtas on International Women’s... Read More

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  • Kissing Candice

    This atmospheric, hallucinatory drama about youth at risk in small-town Ireland represents an auspicious feature debut for Northern Irish director Aoife McArdle, who brings to the cinema screen the dynamic visual sense she honed through working on celebrated music videos.

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  • The Breadwinner

    The Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon animation studio (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) returns with another Oscar-nominated triumph; directed by Nora Twomey – co-director of KellsThe Breadwinner is a beautifully realised ode to resilience under oppression and... Read More

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  • Unless

    Reta Winters (Catherine Keener) has many reasons to be happy: her three teenage daughters, her twenty‐year relationship with her husband, and her work as a successful translator and novelist. But suddenly, all the quiet satisfactions of her life disappear when... Read More

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  • Michael Inside

    Dafhyd Flynn plays Michael McCrea, an impressionable 18-year-old living with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in a Dublin housing estate. His life is derailed when he is caught holding a bag of drugs for a friend’s older brother and sentenced... Read More

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  • Making the Grade

    Over 30,000 students prepare for piano exams each year in Ireland. In this delightfully quirky and uplifting documentary, we are invited into the world of the piano lesson. The film examines the special bond between piano teachers and their pupils,... Read More

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  • Animal Kingdom

    Experimental filmmaker Dean Kavanagh’s latest work is a genre-defying exploration of the cinematic apparatus. The film concerns a character (played with corporeal intensity by Cillian Roche) who happens upon a group undergoing bestial metamorphosis. Narrative is not at the forefront... Read More

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  • Phantom Islands

    Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Directed by Rouzbeh Rashidi, with the visual intensity that has marked him as one of Ireland’s most radical and unique filmmakers, it follows a couple... Read More

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  • The Science of Ghosts

    Director Niall McCann’s observational drama centres on well-known Irish musician Adrian Crowley. While being interviewed by a film crew for his latest album, an interruption causes Adrian to ponder – what would a film about his life be like? Could... Read More

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  • Barracks Estate

    Following the success of Fortune’s Wheel (about Bill Stephens, the Fairview lion tamer), director Joe Lee focuses now on another Dublin neighbourhood, Inchicore, to tell the extraordinary story of life as lived over 200 years in Richmond Barracks, Keogh Square and St... Read More

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  • Inside I’m Racing

    A young autistic boy fascinated with motorsport unexpectedly finds a chance to put his passion to the test. Director Aleksander Szeser captures the essence of Formula racing in this short film shot at Dublin’s Mondello Park, while Ethan Dodd embodies an... Read More

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  • DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL

    Emmet Kirwan’s play comes to the big screen, telling the story of Jason – an aspiring DJ whose life revolves around ‘the session’, but who is stopped in his tracks by a chance encounter with his homeless, heroin-addicted brother Daniel... Read More

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  • The Camino Voyage

    A crew of explorers takes to the beloved, sacred Camino de Santiago – not by land but by sea – in this evocative, immersive documentary by director Dónal Ó Ceilleachair (Aisling Gheal, Ó Chúil Aodha go hÓileán Í). The adventurers,... Read More

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  • June 2018

    3rd June // Eve Film Festival // Revolutions // Ottawa, Canada

    3rd June // European Film Festival // Kissing Candice // Sibiu, Romania // Presented in association with the Embassy of Ireland, Bucharest

    7th June // Equality Week Warsaw // Queen of Ireland... Read More

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  • THE HAPPY PRINCE

    Oscar Wilde’s final years are the subject of Rupert Everett’s heartfelt debut as director, the actor ably essaying the role of the once-celebrated writer who now lives in destitution in Paris.

    Flashbacks to Wilde in his pomp as the toast... Read More

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  • May 2018

    2nd May // Festival Eurocine // The Drummer and the Keeper // Medellín, Colombia

    3rd May // Festival Eurocine // The Drummer and the Keeper // Calí, Colombia

    7th to 13th May // European Film Festival // Kissing Candice [12th May] // Bucharest, Romania... Read More

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  • April 2018

    3rd April // Centre Culturel Irlandais // Maze // Paris, France

    4th April // Irish Film Festival London presents a UK tour of In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America and Q&A with director Maurice Fitzpatrick // Leeds, UK

    5th... Read More

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  • March 2018

    1st – 4th March // Chicago Irish Film Festival // In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, A Little Bit of Tear, I’m Talking to You, Markey’s Bad Week, Writing Home, Thespish, The Breadwinner, Zoo, Keep it Reel, Puc... Read More

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  • The Peacemaker

    26/02/2018

    James Demo’s feature documentary is an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, an Irish man who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. Padraig has worked in conflict resolution for over 40 years. Among... Read More

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  • February 2018

    3rd – 11th February // Cine O’Clock: Cinéma britannique & irlandais // A Date for Mad Mary, Patrick’s Day // Lyons, France

    6th February // Centre Culturel Irlandais // It’s Not Yet Dark, The Sound of People // Paris, France

    23rd – 24th February // The... Read More

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  • Kila: Pota Óir

    Kíla: Pota Óir is a portrait of one of Ireland’s most respected cult bands who merge folk and world music traditions into a euphoric live experience. Now in their 30th year, Kíla, formed by a bunch of musical youths in... Read More

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  • January 2018

    5th – 14th January // Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival // Maze, In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, Sing Street, Song of the Sea // Fremantle, Australia

    26th January // Irish Language, A Day of Irish Literature, Film and Song //... Read More

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  • Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay

    Alan Gilsenan’s feature documentary tells the incredible story of Eliza Lynch, the Cork-born woman who became lover to Francisco Solano López, later the president of Paraguay. Maria Doyle Kennedy captures the spirit of Eliza in her later years, while Paraguayan... Read More

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  • Noel Hill: Aisling Ghéar

    A searing portrait of one of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians, concertina player Noel Hill, as he recovers from a serious assault that left him a battered shadow of his former self. Noel Hill’s dream of a new life with... Read More

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  • Older than Ireland

    Featuring 30 men and women, all born before 1916, Older than Ireland is something of a landmark documentary that explores what it means to have lived 100 years, and more, in Ireland. Director Alex Fegan, who recently took the measure... Read More

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  • The Queen of Ireland

    Panti Bliss – AKA Rory O’Neill – is many things: Ireland’s premiere drag queen, successful businesswoman and, most recently, an accidental activist and campaigner on the world stage championing LGBT rights. Described by long-time co-conspirator Niall Sweeney as a “glamorous... Read More

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  • Dreams of a Life

    This piercing new film by Carol Morley offers us the true story of an ill-fated modern-day Eleanor Rigby. In 2006, council officials forcibly entered a north London flat with an eviction notice, only to recoil at the decomposing body of Joyce Carol Vincent, a woman... Read More

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  • Soulsmith

    Playwright Ed Smith (Matthew O’Brien) has fallen far from the heights of his early success on the Dublin stage. When he receives word of a family bereavement he travels home to Mayo to attend the funeral and reconnect with family... Read More

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  • It’s Not Yet Dark

    Screening in tribute to filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, this is an inspirational portrait of a filmmaker who recently lost his battle against Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

    When he was diagnosed with MND in 2008, Simon was told he had four years... Read More

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  • Splanc!

    A programme of seven of the short films commissioned by the Arts Council and TG4, in association with the Galway Film Centre, for Splanc! 2016. This is a special edition of the Irish-language documentary scheme in which film artists provide their creative responses... Read More

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  • I am Belfast

    Part documentary, part reverie,
I Am Belfast is Mark Cousins’ film exploration of the city he calls home.

    Incorporating contemporary dream-like sequences, archival film and a haunting score by David Holmes, the film portrays the city in an ethereal light not... Read More

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  • Wardrop’s Shorts

    This compendium of short films invites us into the quirkily observed world of director Ken Wardrop and producer Andrew Freedman. Their early work as classmates at the National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire reveals the roots of the... Read More

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  • Born and Reared

    Born and Reared explores contemporary Northern Ireland through the lives of four men living in the aftermath of violent conflict. In Northern Ireland today communities struggle to come to terms with the horrors and sacrifices of the past. Four men, of... Read More

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  • George Best: All By Myself

    In 1961 George Best, a shy well-mannered Belfast teenager, was recruited by Manchester United to become what Pelé would call “the greatest player in the world”. A devilishly charismatic figure, Best achieved celebrity status early. His football was transcendent (playing... Read More

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  • The Road to God Knows Where

    The Road to God Knows Where was a breakthrough, iconoclastic film for Alan Gilsenan and remains a memorable zeitgeist movie of Ireland in a transformational decade. The 1980s was a period of social regression, emigration and political crisis. Capturing the... Read More

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  • Song of Granite

    Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence) presents the life story of legendary sean nós singer Joe Heaney (Seosamh Ó hÉanaí). The film celebrates the genius of the musician while painting an unflinching portrait of a deeply enigmatic and complex man. Born in Connemara in... Read More

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  • The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy

    The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy is a new film work by Irish-born, Turner Prize-winning artist Duncan Campbell. Filmed in and around the Kerry village of Dún Chaoin the film integrates newly-scripted dramatised material with footage from The Village (1968),... Read More

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  • GAZE on Tour 2017

    The GAZE on Tour 2017 Irish LGBT shorts programme explores the past, present and future of the Irish LGBT experience, and portrays the spectrum of storytelling produced on our island.

    Tuesday Night Director: Michael Healy A dark comedy about the... Read More

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  • Mom and Me

    In this keenly anticipated second feature documentary, Ken Wardrop explores a series of mother/
son relationships to reveal the universality of their experience. Zooming in on the state of Oklahoma, recently voted the manliest state in the USA, Wardrop finds his... Read More

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  • The Truth Commissioner

    In this provocative political thriller which deals with the complexities of post-Troubles Northern Ireland, diplomat Henry Stanfield (Roger Allam) has been appointed by the PM to lead the recently established Truth Commission. His attention is brought to focus on three... Read More

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  • Further Beyond

    In their documentary debut Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor take as their point of departure the compelling 18th Century figure Ambrose O’Higgins (father of Bernardo O’Higgins, the first leader of independent Chile) and attempt to retrace his remarkable journey from... Read More

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  • Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

    In 1879, fifteen people in the village of Knock, Co. Mayo witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. 
The village was declared a Marian Shrine and today welcomes over one million pilgrims annually. Aoife Kelleher (One Million Dubliners) builds a... Read More

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  • Bobby Sands: 66 Days

    In the spring of 1981 Bobby Sands, a Republican prisoner in Belfast’s H-Block, began a sixty-six day hunger strike which drew the attention of the world to his campaign for recognition as a political prisoner. This focus on the Northern... Read More

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  • The Randomer

    Free-spirited Meg thinks she has everything she wants, a great job and an exciting social life. But things are suddenly turned upside-down when she finds herself needing the one thing that she least expected – a baby. With the clock... Read More

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  • How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story

    In 1975 Irish immigrant Denis Mulcahy of the NYPD bomb squad began a scheme offering children from Northern Ireland respite from the Troubles. Project Children ultimately brought more than 20,000 Catholic and Protestant children to suburban USA for summer-long visits... Read More

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  • Crash and Burn

    For a fleeting moment in the early 1980s Tommy Byrne was the world’s greatest Formula 1 driver, a man who looked set to rival Senna and Schumacher with his fearless style and his record-breaking speeds. Coming from humble Dundalk roots... Read More

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  • Takasera

    Takasera, a village in Western Nepal, is settled on a hill above an ancient lakebed, composed of hundreds of tightly interwoven houses, giving an appearance of a giant buzzing bee-hive. Surrounded by mountains, and connected only by a dead-end dirt... Read More

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  • Meetings with Ivor

    Ivor Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. Some people wish he wasn’t. Yet many people owe their lives to him. Browne somehow managed to be part of the establishment while still being one... Read More

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  • Between Land and Sea

    This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in a community of surfers in Lahinch, Co. Clare, following their on-and off-season lives over the course of a sea-buffeted year. The surfers have dedicated their lives... Read More

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  • The Secret Scripture

    After an eclectic range of films in recent years, Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In America) returns to Irish themes and material with this adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel. The elderly Rose (the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave) is the last... Read More

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  • School Life

    Hidden just outside the town of Kells in County Meath is an enchanting, worn and weathered country house now home to Headfort, Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children.

    At its heart is a bemused elderly couple, John and... Read More

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  • Revolution in Colour

    Revolution in Colour reclaims the story of the Irish struggle for independence during the first quarter of the 20th century from the remote world of black and white to the vibrant world of living colour. A meticulous job of colourisation brings a... Read More

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  • Handsome Devil

    Returning to boarding school after the holidays, Ned (Fionn O’Shea), a bullied but resilient outsider, is dismayed to find he has been assigned a new roommate, Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), a rugby-playing Adonis. When Conor is drafted into the gang of... Read More

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  • Blood Fruit

    Blood Fruit takes us back to the height of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1984 when Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid... Read More

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  • Amanda Coogan: Long Now

    Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film follows Coogan during a grueling six week live durational exhibition; I’ll sing you a song from around the town.

    Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became... Read More

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  • In View

    Ruth (Caoilfhionn Dunne) is a woman filled with rage, guilt and self-loathing, unable to forgive herself for a drunken indiscretion with a colleague which resulted in the loss of her husband and her unborn child. As her moodswings and angry... Read More

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  • Without Name

    Director Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature sees land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna) working in a remote woodland area.

    Having begun his task alone, the location has unsettled Eric, a situation not alleviated by the arrival of assistant and mistress Olivia (Niamh... Read More

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  • Smolt

    ‘Smolt (n.) Young salmon migrating to sea for first time.’

    While trying to offload secondhand cigarettes, two 12-year-olds, Darren and Leon, become embroiled in a saga involving counterfeit football jerseys. Conceived in the style of a bootleg VHS, award-winning filmmaker... Read More

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  • Revolutions

    Revolutions introduces the exciting, sometimes brutal, world of women’s roller derby, a non-traditional sport that is gaining popularity but still operates well outside the sporting mainstream. Director Laura McGann followed a number of women over four years as they commit... Read More

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  • Cardboard Gangsters

    John Connors plays Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer living in Darndale, an area rife with gangland violence, drugs and social problems. When his welfare payments are cut off, he decides it’s time to start dealing more... Read More

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  • Sanctuary

    Larry, a young man with Down syndrome, is in love with Sophie, who has severe epilepsy, and is keen to express his love for her. With the help of their care-worker, they plan a romantic afternoon in a Galway hotel... Read More

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  • 4th Act

    A powerful documentary telling the story of the displacement of a Dublin working-class community through the film and video archives of the community itself.

    Drawing on hundreds of hours of local material from the past thirty years, the film explores... Read More

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  • Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

    Still working at the age of 95, Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche is an enigma. He is at the very top of his profession but has little interest in fame or fortune. Roche’s architectural philosophy is that “the responsibility... Read More

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  • Maze

    Inspired by the true story of the escape by 38 IRA prisoners from the notorious Maze Prison in 1983 (which left one prison officer dead and others seriously injured), Maze is a post-hunger strike narrative which eschews jailbreak high-jinx in favour of... Read More

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  • Elián

    Three miles off the coast of Florida a five-year-old Cuban boy Elián González is rescued from a sinking boat. 11 other passengers, including the boy’s mother, have drowned.

    The film plots how the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and... Read More

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  • A Cambodian Spring

    An intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent developments shaping modern-day Cambodia.

    Shot by Irish director Chris Kelly over six years, the film charts the gradual politicisation of two young mothers and one Buddhist monk, the growing... Read More

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  • Condemned to Remember

    Bergen-Belsen survivor Tomi Reichental has embarked on a lifelong quest to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive so that its horrors will never be repeated. Now Tomi symbolically celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin mosque and embarks on... Read More

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  • The Farthest

    Emer Reynolds’s enthralling documentary details NASA’s ambitious Voyager program which, in 1977, launched two probes whose original mission was to study the outermost planets of the Solar System, but went on to become the first human-created object to enter interstellar... Read More

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  • Butterfly City

    The Lithuanian town of Visaginas is just forty years old but already it faces an uncertain future.

    Created to service a nuclear power plant which showcased the wonders of Soviet technology to the West, the city floundered with its closure following the disintegration of the USSR. The inhabitants,... Read More

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  • Loving Lorna

    Caring for horses gives purpose and joy to Lorna, a 17-year-old living in the Dublin suburb of Ballymun.

    A fiercely capable and determined young woman, she has her heart set on becoming a farrier, traditionally a male preserve. Her unemployed father, who shares her love of horses,... Read More

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  • Pilgrimage

    Cistercian monk Brother Geraldus (Stanley Weber) arrives on the shores of early-13th century Ireland with the aim of obtaining a religious relic of great significance from a remote community of fellow monks.

    His ultimate goal is to present the object... Read More

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  • Maudie

    Though crippled with debilitating arthritis, Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is forced to forge her own path when her brother sells their home. A twist of fate leads her to a job as cleaning lady for taciturn fisherman Ethan Hawke), living in... Read More

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  • In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

    Exploring the decades-long campaign by Nobel Prize winner John Hume to secure peace in Northern Ireland, Maurice Fitzpatrick reveals how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King and rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland, enlisted an army of heavy-weight... Read More

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  • It Tolls for Thee

    Irishwoman Mary Elmes (1908-2002) is a remarkable unsung heroine who saved hundreds of children from the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and from the concentration camps of World War II.

    In a film narrated by Winona Ryder, Andrew Gallimore pieces together the jigsaw of her... Read More

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  • The Drummer and the Keeper

    Drummer Gabriel (Dermot Murphy), recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he join a special football team.

    When he meets goalkeeper Christopher (Jacob McCarthy), a 17-year-old with... Read More

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  • Rocky Ros Muc

    Seán Mannion, a talented boxer from the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Co Galway, left Ireland for Boston in the 1970s and rose to the heights of New York’s Madison Square Gardens where, in October 1984, he fought for the WBA light middleweight crown.

    This... Read More

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  • Writing Home

    Successful author Daniel Doran enjoys a luxurious but vacuous London lifestyle funded by a string of international bestsellers of dubious merit.

    When his estranged father falls ill, he reluctantly returns home to the Irish village of Darlingford where he faces... Read More

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  • November 2017

    3rd – 4th November // IrishFest Atlanta // Atlanta, USA

    4th November // How Green is the Emerald Isle? // University of St Thomas in Minnesota, Center for Irish Studies // Minnesota, USA

    8th – 9th November // Bram Stoker –... Read More

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  • October 2017

    5th – 9th October // Irish Film Week, Oulu // Oulu, Finland

    6th – 8th October // Irish Film Festival, Bangkok // Bangkok, Thailand

    21st – 23rd September // Irish Film Festival, San Francisco // San Francisco, USA

    25th October... Read More

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  • September 2017

    21st – 23rd September // Irish Film Festival, San Francisco // San Francisco, USA

    21st – 24th September // Irish Screen America // Los Angeles, USA

    20th – 30th September // British and Irish Festival // Luxembourg

    29th September –... Read More

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  • August 2017

    17th – 20th August // Irish Focus at the Festival Hviezdne noci Bytča // The Dead Man of ARAN, Young Cassidy, The Quiet Man, Poitín, Irish Destiny, My Left Foot, Sing Street, The Secret of Kells, Adam and Paul, A Date for... Read More

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  • June 2017

    9th – 30th June // A Celebration of James Joyce // Ulysses, Bloom // Vilnius, Lithuania

    16th June // Centre Culturel Irlandais // Bloom // Paris, France

    22nd June // Irish Film London ‘Irish Film Makers Meet Up’ // London, UK

    22nd –... Read More

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  • Careers in Film and Media Open Day

    Interested in learning more about courses in film? To respond to the many requests we get each term about opportunities for studying film at third level, we are holding a Careers Day for students. Representatives from the major colleges will... Read More

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