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Wonder House

Oonagh Kearney, 71 minutes, 2012

Wonder House is a meditative, mesmerising journey through rooms full of exciting ideas and striking visual concepts. This debut film from London-based Irish filmmaker Oonagh Kearney is an experimental work which combines documentary with a loose fictional narrative to explore…

Words Upon the Window Pane

Mary McGuckian, 98 minutes, 1994

Mary McGuckian’s atmospheric period piece is an adaptation of a one-act play by W.B. Yeats in which he explored the occult, a subject in which he had a life-long interest. Set during a series of séances hosted by the Dublin…

Writing Home

Nagham Abboud, Alekson L. Dall’Armellina, Miriam Velasco, 90 minutes, 2017

Successful author Daniel Doran enjoys a luxurious but vacuous London lifestyle funded by a string of international bestsellers of dubious merit. When his estranged father falls ill, he reluctantly returns home to the Irish village of Darlingford where he faces…

You’re Ugly Too

Mark Noonan, 78 minutes, 2015

When 11-year-old Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) becomes an orphan, her closest relative, her uncle Will (Aidan Gillen), is in prison. As part of his rehabilitation, Will is released to look after Stacey, and they set up a makeshift home on a…

Young Cassidy

Jack Cardiff, 105 minutes, 1965

Though only loosely based on the early life of Sean O’Casey (renamed Johnny Cassidy), this colourful drama includes key historical moments from 1911 to the late 1920s – the 1913 Lockout, 1916 Rising, and the riots at the opening of…

The Young Offenders

Peter Foott, 85 minutes, 2016

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the…

Zonad

John Carney, Kieran Carney, 75 minutes, 2009

John Carney followed up the esteemed Once with this off-the-wall comedy about an alcoholic rehab escapee (Simon Delaney) who, dressed in a red spandex suit, is mistaken for an alien by the naïve residents of a rural Irish town.  Barely…

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