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Patricia Kelly, 95 minutes, 2023

Trapped in a marriage with a controlling husband, middle-aged, middle-class Marian takes on a secret part-time job as a census enumerator. The job is no picnic. On her tough inner-city route, she faces dismissive and abusive locals who flatly refuse…

Very Extremely Dangerous

Paul Duane, 85 minutes, 2012

Exhilarating, compelling, at times harrowing, Very Extremely Dangerous tells a story unlike few other Irish documentaries. Irish director Paul Duane takes a frightening, fascinating journey into the mad world of Jerry McGill, a 1960s rock ‘n’ roller from Memphis who…


Sasha King, 87 minutes, 2022

Following the discovery that her smear test results were incorrect, a fact that had been withheld from her, delaying diagnosis and negatively impacting on treatment for her cervical cancer, Vicky Phelan realised that other women may have been similarly affected.…

The Village

Mark McCarty, Walter Goldschmidt, Colin Young, 70 minutes, 1967

Made by UCLA’s Ethnographic Film Program, this film visits Dunquin in Co. Kerry and examines how modernization has affected the inhabitants of this remote Irish-speaking fishing village in the southernmost part of Ireland. The film explores their connection with the…


Maurice Joyce, 8 minutes, 2015

Violet is the cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. Tired of the abuse, her reflection decides she's not going to take it any more...

Violet Gibson: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Barrie Dowdall, 105 minutes, 2020

The extraordinary true story of the Irish woman who shot Mussolini is brought to life in Barrie Dowdall's documentary. Violet Gibson, daughter of the Lord Chancellor to Ireland, shot the dictator at point-blank range as she faced a fascist mob…

The Visit

Orla Walsh, 22 minutes, 1992

Political violence in Northern Ireland provides the setting for this provocative short film from Orla Walsh which tackles women’s experiences of both state and republican violence. Sheila (Magael Mclaughlin) travels to the notorious Maze Prison to meet her imprisoned husband…

Vita and Virginia

Chanya Button, 110 minutes, 2018

Vita and Virginia details the intimate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) and her muse, the novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). Drawing on their passionate correspondence, the film celebrates the unconventional and intoxicating relationship which flourished…


Paddy Breathnach, 100 minutes, 2015

Against the fading grandeur of contemporary Havana, Jesus (Héctor Medina), an impoverished, sensitive young make-up assistant escapes the grim reality of everyday life through his backstage work in a drag club. When his dream of performing finally comes true, a stranger…


Lorcan Finnegan, 97 minutes, 2019

The anxiety of house-hunting takes on a nightmarish dimension in Lorcan Finnegan’s accomplished second feature, a lean psychological thriller made with clockwork precision which offers a wry commentary on the creeping malaise of suburban married bliss. In the market for…

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