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Lorcan Finnegan, 96 minutes, 2022

A fashion designer suffers from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband until help arrives in the form of a Filipino carer who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.


Chloe Zhao , 107, 2020

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off to explore life as a modern-day nomad. Having collected numerous garlands on the 2020 festival circuit, Chloe Zhao became the…


Pat Murphy, 102 minutes, 2000

Continuing her work of investigating received history from a feminist perspective, director Pat Murphy here peels apart the mythologies surrounding famed writer James Joyce (Ewan McGregor) and gives a voice to his wife Nora Barnacle (Susan Lynch). Committed to this…

Nothing Personal

Urszula Antoniak, 85 minutes, 2009

The inimitable Stephen Rea offers one of his finest screen performances in Polish filmmaker Urszula Antoniak’s meditative two-hander, set amidst the wilds of Connemara. An enigmatic young Dutchwoman (Lotte Verbeek), lost in grief, abandons her worldly possessions to live rough…

Nothing Personal

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 86 minutes, 1995

The violence that has plagued Northern Ireland throughout the twentieth century has proved an attractive topic for filmmakers and it is one turned to here by Thaddeus O’Sullivan in this hard-hitting film that depicts would-be political fighters as gangland criminals.…


Pete Travis, 106 minutes, 2004

On August 15th 1998 twenty-nine people were killed by a Real IRA bomb detonated in the streets of Omagh, Co Tyrone.  This atrocity is here brought to the screen focussing on the efforts of Michael Gallagher (Gerard McSorley) in bringing…

On a Paving Stone Mounted

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 96 minutes, 1978

Funded by the BFI’s film production fund, Paving Stone is O’Sullivan’s feature-length, mixed-mode experimental film. It tries to express the emigrant condition through the central dilemma of the function of memory. Its action moves back and forth between location sequences…


John Carney, 85 minutes, 2006

A heartfelt and honest musical, Once sees struggling musician ‘Guy’ (Glen Hansard) and migrant worker ‘Girl’ (Marketa Irglová) fall in love through a shared passion for music. Meeting on the streets of Dublin as ‘Guy’ busks to try make ends meet, the…


Neil Jordan, 106 minutes, 2009

Jordan’s most recent venture into Irish-themed films, Ondine adapts Celtic faerie lore to its own ends with this story of a ‘selkie’ who appears in the nets of Cork fisherman Syracuse (Colin Farrell). Believing the young woman, Ondine (Alicja Bachleda)…

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