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Ailsa

Paddy Breathnach, 1994, 75 minutes

Director Paddy Breathnach’s debut feature, Ailsa is a moody, atmospheric depiction of a man’s descent into obsession and madness. Myles (Brendan Coyle) is a tenant whose mental stability is shattered when he discovers his landlord dead after a tragic accident.…

Áine Tyrrell – Irish Troubadour

Enda Murray, 68 minutes, 2021

An exploration of Irish musician Áine Tyrrell’s journey as she plays Australia's largest folk festival, Woodford Festival, just north of Brisbane with her new band over New Year’s Eve 2019/20. She has emigrated to Australia, partly to escape domestic violence…

Aisling Gheal

Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 79 minutes, 2013

Sean-nós singing is one of the most precious aspects of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Irish history. Aisling Gheal is a project run by a team of…

Aithrí

Tom Collins, 84 minutes, 2018

Unequivocal about the need for violence to force Britain out of Ireland, Father Eoin O’Donnell seals the fate of the young and impressionable Antaine by convincing him to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later, the reappearance of the…

Albert Nobbs

Rodrigo Garcia, 113 minutes, 2011

19th century Ireland; a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of poverty and loneliness. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years -…

Algorithm

Edwina Casey, 10 minutes, 2020

When nervy Al has an absurd encounter with a stranger, he begins to question his whole identity. Set in the not too distant future.

Alia

Claire Dix, 16 minutes, 2012

Love crosses boundaries in this emotional short about the young, embattled Alia (Baria Shafaq), a young Afghan girl living in Dublin, who refuses to enter an arranged marriage and instead begins a relationship with local mechanic Danny (Ryan Andrews). Director…

Alibi

Darren Bolger, 13 minutes, 2009

Alibi explores the fallout of a brutal murder in a small Irish town. Centring on a false alibi that frustrated the investigation for decades, director Darren Bolger delves into the psychological effect this crime had on the community in this…

Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin

Sé Merry Doyle, 52 minutes, 2001

Alive, Alive O looks at Dublin street traders, a group whose greatest champion was Tony Gregory. It chronicles how an extraordinary culture becomes increasingly overshadowed by the scourge of heroin and the closing of marketplaces. There is some captivating footage…

All Good Children

All Good Children, 80 minutes, 2010

This highly atmospheric first feature by Alicia Duffy was inspired by Sam Taylor’s novel The Republic of Trees, the disturbing tale of a group of kids who, inspired by Rousseau’s The Social Contract, set up an alternative society in the…

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