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Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay

Alan Gilsenan, 80 minutes, 2013

Alan Gilsenan's feature documentary tells the incredible story of Eliza Lynch, the Cork-born woman who became lover to Francisco Solano López, later the president of Paraguay. Maria Doyle Kennedy captures the spirit of Eliza in her later years, while Paraguayan…

Essential Killing

Jerzy Skolimowski, 83 minutes, 2010

The film follows the story of Mohammed, who is captured by the US military in Afghanistan and transported to a secret military black site. When the army convoy he is riding in plummets off a steep hill, Mohammed finds himself…

Extra Ordinary

Mike Ahern
Enda Loughman, 94 minutes, 2019

Following in the tradition of Flann O’Brien, Kevin McAleer, and Father Ted, Extra Ordinary views rural Irish life through a surreal comic lens. Lonely driving instructor Rose Dooley (Maeve Higgins), believing herself responsible for the death of her paranormal investigator…

Father of the Cyborgs

David Burke, 90 minutes, 2020

A famous neurologist Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 1990s for implanting wire electrodes in the brain of a ‘locked-in patient’ to control a computer cursor with their mind. Compared to Alexander Graham Bell in The Washington Post,…

The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos, 119 minutes, 2018

Two rivals vie for the affections of Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s deliciously caustic black comedy. Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), the Duchess of Marlborough, has long been the trusted companion of the insecure, jealous and physically ailing monarch (Olivia…

The Field

Jim Sheridan, 110 minutes, 1990

Jim Sheridan’s second film was an epic tale of land rights and murder. The Field had initially been adapted with Ray McAnally – so wonderful as Mr Brown in My Left Foot – in mind, but the actor’s unexpected death…


Dathaí Keane, 95 minutes, 2019

A psychological drama telling the story of Micí Phincí Ó Foghlú, a young musician with a tragic past who is crippled in a car accident. He is given a chance at redemption when he is recruited by a violent avant-garde…

Five Minutes of Heaven

Oliver Hirschbiegel, 89 minutes, 2009

Northern Ireland’s violent past casts a long shadow in this emotionally-complex drama that has director Oliver Hirschbiegel wrestle with difficult questions of guilt and forgiveness. The brutal murder of Joe Griffin’s (Kevin O’Neill) brother before his eyes by the teenage…

The Flag

Declan Recks, 85 minutes, 2016

Harry Hambridge is down on his luck and living in London. In one day, he loses his job, his father and his beloved pet hamster, Mouse. On returning home to bury his father, he finds a statement from his grandfather,…

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