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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…


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…


Macdara Vallely, 87 minutes, 2008

Winner of the Best First Feature award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2008, Peacefire, the feature debut of writer-director Macdara Vallely, is a gritty, moving and bitterly funny account of one young man’s experience of crime and punishment on a…

Perrier’s Bounty

Ian Fitzgibbon, 88 minutes, 2009

A fast-talking crime caper, Perrier’s Bounty finds Dublin layabout Michael (Cillian Murphy) in a race against time when local gangster Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) demands he pay back a debt or suffer the consequences. Searching Dublin for a loan with the…

Phantom Islands

Rouzbeh Rashidi, 74 minutes, 2017

Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Directed by Rouzbeh Rashidi, with the visual intensity that has marked him as one of Ireland’s most radical and unique filmmakers, it follows a couple…

The Pier

Gerard Hurley, 88 minutes, 2011

Written, directed by and featuring Gerard Hurley, himself a returned emigrant, this low-budget, realist take on the experience of home-coming confronts questions of return, loss, and regret in an engaging drama about a damaged family. Tricked into coming back to…


Cathal Black, 78 minutes, 1984

Made in the midst of Ireland’s crippling 1980s recession, Pigs is infused with a sense of fury and despair born out of director Cathal Black's socially-engaged consciousness. Jimmy (Jimmy Brennan), a gay man separated from his wife, moves into a…

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