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The Cured

David Freyne, 93 minutes, 2017

For six years, a virus has devastated Europe, transforming people into zombie-like monsters. All is lost until a cure is found. The cure, which has a 75% success rate, restores the infected to full physical health, although the cured remember…

The Daisy Chain

Aisling Walsh, 89 minutes, 2008

A psychological horror from director Aisling Walsh, The Daisy Chain is a story of two scarred individuals – a child and a mother – forming a potentially destructive relationship. The mother is Martha (Samantha Morton), a woman feeling the raw…

Damo & Ivor: The Movie

Ronan Burke
Rob Burke, 87 minutes, 2018

Damo and Ivor embark on the mother of all adventures across Ireland to track down their long lost brother John Joe.

Dancing at Lughnasa

Pat O'Connor , 95 minutes, 1998

Brian Friel’s enormously popular play about life in 1930s Ireland, the winner of a host of awards when first produced, is here transformed by director Pat O’Connor into a richly textured feature film. At its heart is a family of…


Ferdia MacAnna, 91 minutes, 2020

Daniel Buckley (Darragh Byrne) is a nervous teen with a stutter, struggling to navigate his way in small-town 80s Ireland, trying to woo costume designer Carla while taking driving lessons from nerdy Donna. Having to grow up quickly following the…

Dark Lies the Island

Ian Fitzgibbon, 87 minutes, 2019

Sara (Charlie Murphy) has married into the feuding Mannion family and is embroiled in a complex web of erotic dysfunction. Though husband Daddy Mannion (Pat Shortt), 20 years her senior, is a big cheese in a small town, she is…

Dating Amber

David Freyne, 92 minutes, 2020

A coming-of-age comedy drama about two closeted teenagers, Eddie and Amber, who fake a relationship in order to stop all the speculation around them. At first they love the reaction and begin to enjoy their peculiar arrangement. They become close…

The Dead

John Huston,

John Huston's film, The Dead, is an adaptation of perhaps one of the greatest pieces of English- language literature by one of Huston's favourite authors, James Joyce. It has been described as a love letter to the land of his…

The Dead

John Huston, 83 minutes, 1987

Always the most literary and philosophical of the great Hollywood directors, Huston used this adaptation of the James Joyce story to furnish a portrait of his own artistry as an old man, turning the film into a serene song of…

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