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One Hundred Mornings

Conor Horgan, 85 minutes, 2009

Turning the stripped-down necessities of low-budget filmmaking to his advantage, director Conor Horgan in his feature debut creates a minimalist but handsome post-apocalyptic drama unrelenting in its grim vision of people scrambling over one another to stay alive. Jonathan (Ciaran…

Ordinary Decent Criminal

Thaddeus O'Sullivan , 100 minutes, 2000

The life of infamous Dublin gangster Martin Cahill had already been given the biopic treatment in John Boorman’s 1998 The General; here Thaddeus O’Sullivan turns Cahill into the fictional Michael Lynch (Kevin Spacey) and transforms the story into a piece…

Ordinary Love

Lisa Barros D'Sa
Glenn Leyburn, 91 minutes, 2019

Retired Belfast couple Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) have, over the years, learned to live with the death of their teenage daughter. Their existence is comfortable if unremarkable, filled with the affectionate bickering that comes from a lifetime…

The Other Side of Sleep

Rebecca Daly, 93 minutes, 2011

Following a series of stylised and distinctive shorts, director Rebecca Daly here makes her feature debut with this dreamlike vision of an isolated and paranoid young girl. Transformed by past traumas into a chronic sleepwalker, Arlene Kelly’s (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) fragile…

Out Of Here

Donal Foreman, 80 minutes, 2013

Made with a quiet authenticity that belies its nature as fiction, Out Of Here tells the story of a generation through its central figure of Ciaran (Fionn Walton) and his restlessness upon returning to Ireland after a year of travelling.…

Papi Chulo

John Butler, 98 minutes, 2018

In Los Angeles, the perfect world of gay TV weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) is shaken with the end of a significant relationship and a very public on-air meltdown. Forced to take time off, he fills his empty days and his…

Parked

Darragh Byrne, 94 minutes, 2010

Often identified as the indomitable father-figure in The Barrytown Trilogy, Colm Meaney is here the much less resilient Fred Daly who, having returned to Dublin after years abroad is, for reasons that go largely unexplained, living in his permanently parked…

Patrick’s Day

Terry McMahon, 101 minutes, 2014

Boasting an array of festival accolades (including Audience Awards at the Galway and Cork Film Festivals), Terry McMahon’s second feature bursts confidently onto the screen. Patrick (Moe Dunford) is a warm, open, 26-year-old with schizophrenia. His life is regulated through…

Pavee Lackeen

Perry Ogden, 88 minutes, 2005

Photographer Perry Ogden’s intimate portrait of Winnie, a resilient and spirited young Traveller, and her family who live in a dilapidated trailer on the side of the road in a desolate industrialised area of Dublin. The film presents an unflinching…

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