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Jack Reynor, 2019

Ireland, 1851. A farm hand at the end of the Great Famine encounters a ghostly female figure leading him to a new hope. Bainne is a coproduction between Sky Arts and Screen Ireland. Awards: Best First Short Drama, Galway Film…


Jack Reynor, 17 minutes, 2019

During the last year of The Great Famine in Ireland, a farmhand working for the local landlord has hardened his heart against his countrymen to ensure his own survival. But when he encounters a ghostly female figure stealing milk from…


Jesse Gilbert, 16 minutes, 2020

Michael, a man living in the rural west of Ireland. In his self imposed isolation he spends his days building something in his workshop with only his dog for companionship. When his life is again shattered Michael must finish constructing…


Emily Murray,
Paul D’Eath, 16 minutes, 2024

Two sisters must put aside their fraught relationship in order to hide the body of a dead clown. This film was written, shot and edited in 48 hours.

The Ballroom of Romance

Pat O'Connor, 65 minutes, 1982

This perfectly rendered naturalist feature, adapted from writer William Trevor’s short story The Ballroom of Romance, explores the deadening atmosphere of 1950s Ireland through the figure of the unmarried Bridie (Brenda Fricker).  “Spinster” Bridie goes to the country ballroom, where…

Ballymun Lullaby

Frank Berry, 72 minutes, 2011

Music teacher Ron Cooney has been working in the Republic of Ireland's only high-rise housing estate for fifteen years. During this time he has seen the area undergo a dramatic transformation, including the demolition of six of its seven tower…

The Ballymurphy Precedent

Callum Macrae, 108 minutes, 2018

Largely unknown outside Northern Ireland, the deaths of eleven innocent people at the hands of the British Army in a Catholic estate in Belfast is one of the most significant events in the Troubles. In one small Belfast housing estate…


Prasanna Puwanarajah, TBC, 2022

A university drop-out living with her mum, and making money as an unlicensed minicab driver, picks up a budding stand-up comic whose marriage has recently broken up. A bittersweet life-affirming story about the unexpected connections that can change the course…


Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor, 97 minutes, 2023

Wealthy art-loving British heiress Rose Dugdale, radicalised at Oxford, finds herself hiding in a remote cottage in Ireland, following an audacious and violent art heist. Gathering at pace beyond the cottage is the biggest police hunt in Irish history. With…

The Banshees of Inisherin

Martin McDonagh, 109 minutes, 2022

The perils of petty grievances are imaginatively explored in Oscar-winning writer-director Martin McDonagh’s (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) latest comedy-drama, set on the fictional island of Inisherin off the west coast of Ireland during the time of the Civil War,…

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