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Plough and the Stars

John Ford, 73 mins, 1936

In the spring of 1916, hostility towards the British is brewing on the streets of Dublin. Nora Clitheroe (Barbara Stanwyk) tries in vain to keep her husband Jack (Preston Foster) from joining the rebel forces for fear he will die…

The Poet, the Shopkeeper and Babu

Neasa Ní Chianáin, 90 minutes, 2005

The story of Cathal Ó Searcaigh, the Irish gay poet, who spends part of every year in Nepal where he has 'adopted' a family and their country. Neasa NÍ Chianáin's film follows Ó Searcaigh to his adopted home and contrasts…

Poitín

Bob Quinn, 65 minutes, 1978

Bob Quinn’s firebrand response to pastoral visions of rural Ireland, this grim depiction of rural living generated outrage when it first appeared in 1979. The story concerns two layabouts, Labhrás (Donal McCann) and Sleamhnan (Niall Tóibín), and the poitín-brewer Micíl…

Poor Things

Yorgos Lanthimos, 141 minutes, 2023

The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. [IFI International] Awards: Golden Lion Award for Best Film, Venice International Film Festival, 2023…

Prospect House

97 minutes,

A group of protesters film a period re-enactment in a dilapidated 18th century house in a last ditch effort to save it from demolition. [IFI International] Awards: Best New Irish Feature Award, Cork International Film Festival, 2023

Puffin Rock and the New Friends

Jeremy Purcell, 75 minutes, 2020

Based on the award-winning TV series, a young puffin called Oona undertakes a challenging mission to protect the home she loves and ensure the survival of her puffin community. As a huge storm approaches, the last Little Egg of the…

Pursuit

Paul Mercier, 89 minutes, 2015

A road movie and thriller, inspired by Irish folk legend, Pursuit is a tale of love, betrayal and revenge, and the pursuit of a life beyond crime, bondage and a shattered dream. Notes courtesy of Screen Ireland

Pushtar

Alan Lambert, 58 Minutes, 2015

In the distant future climate change has devastated the Earth. Pushtar, a tundra on the outskirts of the Himalayas, 
is home to a disparate settlement. Among them, a breed of hypersensitive children acting as weather vanes to atmospheric changes that…

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…

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