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Short Order

Anthony Byrne, 100 minutes, 2005

An airy piece of fantasy, Short Order tells the story of Fifi (Emma de Caunes), a brilliant chef paralysed by a fear of failure. Working at a small business serving passers-by on the street, Fifi spends her time in romantic…


Paddy Breathnach, 2007

Having been promised the ‘trip’ of a lifetime by their Irish friend and mushroom expert Jake, a group of American teenagers arrives in Ireland, keen for adventure. Despite Jake’s warnings about the shrooms they shouldn’t eat, things start to go…


Pat Collins, 86 minutes, 2012

Abstract, sensual, and hauntingly atmospheric, documentarian Pat Collins’ first feature film Silence sees sound-recordist Eoghan (Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride) set out on a journey from Berlin to his native Donegal in search of a landscape free from man-made noise. Moving…

Sing Street

John Carney, 106 minutes, 2016

This film was released 18th March 2016, and is no longer screening. With money tight in a boozy, middle-class 1980s Dublin household, youngest son Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is forced to transfer from his private school to the Brothers in Synge…

Situations Vacant

Lisa Mulcahy, 97 minutes, 2008

There's only three ways to succeed in life...lie, lie and lie. Situations Vacant is a contemporary comedy set in the world of Dave Bracken. It's a film about self esteem, how to have it, how to lose it and how…

Small Engine Repair

Niall Heery, 98 minutes, 2007

Doug (Iain Glen), an aspiring country singer in his forties, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town, where nobody believes in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. When the last of his music…


Michael Higgins, 65 minutes, 2013

‘Smolt (n.) Young salmon migrating to sea for first time.’ While trying to offload secondhand cigarettes, two 12-year-olds, Darren and Leon, become embroiled in a saga involving counterfeit football jerseys. Conceived in the style of a bootleg VHS, award-winning filmmaker…


Carmel Winters, 86 minutes, 2010

This debut feature from writer-director Carmel Winters centres on the caustic Sharon (Aisling O’Sullivan) who wants to “set the record straight”. Three years ago Sharon’s disturbed teenage son Stephen (Stephen Moran) kidnapped a toddler; the case was a media sensation,…

The Snapper

Stephen Frears, 91 minutes, 1993

Heart-warming and universal, The Snapper sees a family come together to face the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. Twenty years old and single, Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) finds herself stunning her family, including father Dessie (Colm Meaney) with the news…

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