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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…

Inside I’m Dancing

Damien O'Donnell, 104 minutes, 2004

Inside I’m Dancing sees two men fight to overcome disabilities and live exciting, independent lives in this uplifting tale from director Damien O’Donnell. Michael (Steven Robertson) has cerebral palsy and is drifting through life in a nursing home until the…


John Crowley, 105 minutes, 2003

In a Dublin where everyone seems to know everyone else, John (Cillian Murphy) hatches a mad plan to undo his foolish breakup with girlfriend Deirdre (Kelly MacDonald). Working with the embittered Mick (Brían F. O’Byrne), who has lost his job…

Into the West

Mike Newell, 97 minutes, 1992

Simplicity proves the greatest charm in this magical tale of two boys and the white horse they ride across Ireland. To help comfort them as father Papa Reilly (Gabriel Byrne) drinks himself into a stupor after the death of his…

Irish Destiny

George Dewhurst, 78 minutes, 1926

The first feature to depict the Irish War of Independence, Irish Destiny plays out a romance between an IRA member and his lover against a backdrop of intrigue and violence. Leaving his beloved Moira (Frances MacNamara) behind, Denis O’Hara (Paddy…

John Behan – Odyssey

Donald Taylor Black, 75 minutes, 2023

John Behan RHA is Ireland’s best-known living sculptor. He is as busy as ever in his early 80s, with regular exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. In addition to this heavy workload, he feels so strongly about the suffering of refugees…


Emer Reynolds, 95 minutes, 2021

12-year-old Mully (Charlie Reid) has lost his mother, and discovers his debt-ridden father stealing the charity money they’ve raised in her name. Grabbing the cash, Mully flees the scene, steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy…


Kieron J. Walsh, 82 minutes, 2012

A hectic crime caper mixing brutal violence with the revelry of New Year’s Eve, Jump uses an out-of-sequence narrative packed with a large ensemble cast to tell a story of a young couple’s chance meeting and subsequent attempt to steal…

Juno and the Paycock

Alfred Hitchcock, 85 minutes, 1929

Giving the play’s original Abbey cast the opportunity to perform on the cinema screen, Alfred Hitchcock also offers here signs of his later style in this intelligent adaptation of O’Casey’s play. A narrator (Barry Fitzgerald) explains the action that sees…

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