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I am Not a Serial Killer

Billy O'Brien, 98 minutes, 2016

When a series of mysterious murders happen in Clayton, a small mid-west town, John Wayne Cleaver, a 16 year old obsessed with serial killers, is suspicious. Fearing he might become a serial killer himself, John makes a list of rules…


Piotr Domalewski, 96 minutes, 2020

This film closes at the IFI on Thursday, August 5th. In Polish director Piotr Domalewski’s follow-up to his multi-award winning debut Silent Night, 17-year-old Ola (Zofia Stafiej) is desperately studying to finally pass her driving test when the family receives…

I Used to Live Here

Frank Berry, 80 minutes, 2014

Amy (Jordanne Jones) is a 13-year-old living in Tallaght and has had to take on much of the responsibility for running the family home after the death of her mother. She is devoted to her father, Raymond (James Kelly), but…

I Went Down

Paddy Breathnach, 107 minutes, 1997

Made with an indie spirit synonymous with much of 1990s crime cinema, I Went Down is a stylish effort that sees two talentless criminals sent from Dublin to fetch a gangland leader in Cork. The trouble begins when Git (Peter…

The Image You Missed

Donal Foreman, 73 minutes, 2018

The complexities of a father/son relationship are explored in this documentary from Irish director Donal Foreman. Foreman, a passionate cinephile and keen filmmaker since childhood, grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian, Arthur MacCaig, whose decades-long…

In America

Jim Sheridan, 103 minutes, 2002

Jim Sheridan’s most autobiographical film, this tale of an Irish family settling in New York following the death of their young son drew on his two older daughters’ memories of coming to the city as children. The loss of a…

In Bruges

Martin McDonagh, 107 minutes, 2008

In his first effort in feature filmmaking Martin McDonagh racked up numerous accolades – including an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay – with this delightfully-black comedy about a pair of Irish hitmen hiding out in Bruges after a botched…

In the Name of the Father

Jim Sheridan, 133 minutes, 1993

Drawn from real-life individuals and events, In the Name of the Father continued Sheridan’s collaborations with Daniel Day-Lewis in this re-enactment of the miscarriage of justice that led to the Guildford Four being wrongly imprisoned for the pub bombings of…

In View

Ciaran Creagh, 93 minutes, 2016

Ruth (Caoilfhionn Dunne) is a woman filled with rage, guilt and self-loathing, unable to forgive herself for a drunken indiscretion with a colleague which resulted in the loss of her husband and her unborn child. As her moodswings and angry…

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