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Pure Grit

Kim Bartley, 75 minutes, 2021

Pure Grit is a thrilling tale of extreme bareback horse racing, and an intimate love story chronicling three years in the life of a young Native American woman on the Wind River Reservation in Northern Wyoming. Sharmaine, a former horse…

Pyjama Girls

Maya Derrington, 70 minutes, 2010

Pyjama Girls principally focuses on the lives of two charismatic inner-city Dublin teens, Lauren and Tara, as they roam the streets, sporting nightwear for daywear; a curious cultural (and purely female) phenomenon currently spreading the globe. In a series of…

Quarantine

Tadhg O'Sullivan, Feargal Ward, 15 minutes, 2011

An affectingly intimate portrait of isolation, Quarantine record a woman’s brave response to being put in quarantine after radiation therapy. Her isolation is acutely captured by directors Tadhg O’Sullivan and Feargal Ward but it is Rosanna Byrne’s stoic response to…

The Queen of Ireland

Conor Horgan, 82 minutes, 2016

Panti Bliss – AKA Rory O’Neill – is many things: Ireland’s premiere drag queen, successful businesswoman and, most recently, an accidental activist and campaigner on the world stage championing LGBT rights. Described by long-time co-conspirator Niall Sweeney as a “glamorous…

The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell

Tomás Seoighe, 90 minutes, 2021

The fascinatingly complex story of how Pádraig Ó Dónaill/Patrick O’Donnell, a man from the Donegal Gaeltacht with no overt political affiliations, came to shoot and kill one of the leading figures of the assassination squad The Invincibles, and Ireland’s most…

Questionable Treatment

Joe McStravick, 12 minutes, 2022

The subject of an illegal "cure" for autism is discussed by Fiona Pettit O'Leary, a woman who is trying to stop the abuse of vulnerable people.

Quintessentially Irish

Frank Mannion, 2024

[IFI International title - full details pending]

The Raj in the Rain

Patrick Cooney, 120 minutes, 2012

The Raj in the Rain is an affectionate, insightful and frequently bizarre portrait of a dwindling tribe – the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy. For centuries, the landed gentry lead privileged lives in palatial mansions on vast rambling estates. Following Ireland’s independence, the…

Ramón: Notes from a Beekeeper

Hilary Kenney, 4 minutes, 2019

Colombian beekeeper Ramón Galvis Rodríguez reflects on the future of our planet as a direct result of the gradual extinction of bees.

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