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You Remember Ellen

Sidney Olcott, 13 minutes, 1912

It was inevitable that Gauniter, as scenarist, would turn to Thomas Moore’s mid-nineteenth century ‘Melodies’ for inspiration; such was their renown and popularity among Irish Americans and beyond, and their suitability for adaptation in a setting as picturesque as Killarney.…

You’re Ugly Too

Mark Noonan, 78 minutes, 2015

When 11-year-old Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) becomes an orphan, her closest relative, her uncle Will (Aidan Gillen), is in prison. As part of his rehabilitation, Will is released to look after Stacey, and they set up a makeshift home on a…

Youghal Clock Tower

James Horgan, 30 seconds, 1910

Youghal Clock Tower is a light hearted and playful exploration of the possibilities of animation in its infancy. Depicting the well-known landmark dancing into frame, the clock gate comes to life, spinning and dancing through the main street of the…

Young Cassidy

Jack Cardiff, 105 minutes, 1965

Though only loosely based on the early life of Sean O’Casey (renamed Johnny Cassidy), this colourful drama includes key historical moments from 1911 to the late 1920s – the 1913 Lockout, 1916 Rising, and the riots at the opening of…

Young Mother

John Robert Brown, 13 minutes, 2019

A lone teenage girl roams the streets of Dublin urgently trying to buy alcohol in this intense family drama.

The Young Offenders

Peter Foott, 85 minutes, 2016

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the…

Young Plato

Declan McGrath,
Neasa Ní Chianáin, 102 minutes, 2021

Headmaster Kevin McArevey illustrates how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower and encourage children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community, in a marginalized, working class community in Belfast's Ardoyne, which for generations has been…

Yu Ming is Ainm Dom

Daniel O'Hara, 13 minutes, 2003

Yu Ming (Daniel Wu) tries to escape the monotony of life working in a supermarket in China by learning Irish (Gaelic) and moving to Ireland in this charming short that satirises the lack of Irish spoken in Ireland. Yu Ming…

Zonad

John Carney, Kieran Carney, 75 minutes, 2009

John Carney followed up the esteemed Once with this off-the-wall comedy about an alcoholic rehab escapee (Simon Delaney) who, dressed in a red spandex suit, is mistaken for an alien by the naïve residents of a rural Irish town.  Barely…

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