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Reefer and the Model

Joe Comerford, 76 minutes (re-edited version 2014), 1988

Joe Comerford brought his brand of sharp realist cinema to this drama about Reefer (Ian McElhinney), an ex-IRA man who picks up hitch-hiker Teresa (Carol Scanlan), a pregnant woman trying to overcome a drug addiction. Nicknaming her ‘the model’, Reefer…

Return to Montauk

Volker Schlondorff, 106 minutes, 2017

It is winter in Montauk, at the far end of Long Island. There are two deck chairs on the windswept beach. The chairs are waiting for two people who have, for a long time, been lost to each other. He…


Peter Mackie Burns, 93 minutes, 2019

At 46, Dubliner Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) has a comfortable life: a managerial job in the city’s docks; a home in a leafy suburb with two healthy teenage children; and a kind loyal wife, Claire (Monica Dolan). But his emotional and…

Rocky Ros Muc

Michael Fanning, 92 minutes, 2017

Seán Mannion, a talented boxer from the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Co Galway, left Ireland for Boston in the 1970s and rose to the heights of New York’s Madison Square Gardens where, in October 1984, he fought for the WBA light middleweight crown. This…

Róise & Frank

Rachael Moriarty,
Peter Murphy, 90 minutes, 2022

Róise is still grieving for her husband, two years after his sudden death. When a stray dog appears on her doorstep it takes her a while to realise who the mysterious animal is — could it be her late husband…


Lenny Abrahamson, 118 minutes, 2015

This film was released 15th January 2016, and is no longer screening. Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her own novel, Room tells the story of Ma (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who are being held captive…

Rose Plays Julie

Christine Molloy,
Joe Lawlor, 95 minutes, 2019

Veterinary student Rose (Ann Skelly) is an only child who has always wanted to know who her biological parents are. Having traced her birth mother Ellen (Orla Brady) who has no wish to have any contact, Rose travels from Dublin…


Paddy Breathnach, 86 minutes, 2018

Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay since When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) puts a human face to Dublin’s homeless issue and the increasing numbers of families affected. Rosie (Sarah Greene), partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), and their four young children have…

Run & Jump

Steph Green, 102 minutes, 2013

Struggling to cope, financially and emotionally, with her husband’s life-altering, embattled Kerry woman Vanetia (Maxine Peake) is thrown a lifeline when American neurologist Ted (Will Forte) pays for the chance to move in with the family and monitor the recovering…

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