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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Ken Loach, 127 minutes, 2006

Bringing his trademark left-wing politics to bear on Irish history, director Ken Loach here, through the figure of young revolutionary Damien O’Donovan (Cillian Murphy), explores the social issues involved in Ireland’s War of Independence and Civil War. Abandoning his career…

The Wiremen

Jessica Patterson, 9 minutes, 2019

Set in Ireland in the 1960s, The Wiremen  is the fantastic tale about six-year-old Rosie as she hunts through the dark for a fairy only to encounter the mystical and terrifying Wiremen.

With Wind & White Cloud

Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 5 minutes, 2005

With Wind & White Cloud pays homage to Oskar Fischinger’s 1927 film Walking from Munich to Berlin, which is one of the earliest films recorded in single-frame exposure. New York based filmmaker Ó Céilleachair repeats this process on his own…


Joe Comerford , 26 minutes, 1973

Based on the writings of David Chapman and Jimmy Brennan, Withdrawal is about Jimmy, a heroin user in a Dublin psychiatric hospital. His thoughts and observations dominate, his subjective voice-over speculating on the lives of his companions. Jimmy leaves the…

Without Name

Lorcan Finnegan, 93 minutes, 2016

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…

The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 29 minutes, 1985

A pivotal film for O’Sullivan, Clark Gable was his first credit as the director of a screen drama. Based on a script by Andrew Pattman, adapted from a short story by Sean O’Faolain, it is set in Dublin and it…

Wonder House

Oonagh Kearney, 71 minutes, 2012

Wonder House is a meditative, mesmerising journey through rooms full of exciting ideas and striking visual concepts. This debut film from London-based Irish filmmaker Oonagh Kearney is an experimental work which combines documentary with a loose fictional narrative to explore…

The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind

Ian Power, 15 minutes, 2004

Kelvin Kind (Bernard Deegan), dreams of a relationship with the girl next door (Joanne King). Quirky, heartfelt, and treating sometimes dark material with a comic irreverence, at this film’s heart is a sympathetic depiction of a decent man.

Words Upon the Window Pane

Mary McGuckian, 98 minutes, 1994

Mary McGuckian’s atmospheric period piece is an adaptation of a one-act play by W.B. Yeats in which he explored the occult, a subject in which he had a life-long interest. Set during a series of séances hosted by the Dublin…

Wren Boys

Harry Lighton, 11 minutes, 2017

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. Available as part of a curated series of shorts GAZE on Tour 2018.

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