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Tara Road

Gillies MacKinnon, 97 minutes, 2005

Life’s crises are turned into opportunities to grow in this drama which has two women living on either side of Atlantic try set to right the troubles in their lives. Her son dead in a motorcycle accident, Marilyn (Andie MacDowell)…


Declan Recks, 96 minutes, 2022

Aoife Ní Bhraoin returns home to help her father Brendan ‘The Bear’ Ó Briain as he recovers from a heart attack. Day to day they get along fine, but there is so much that has been left unsaid about the…


Kevin Brennan,
Laurence Durkin, 62 minutes, 2023

The remote volcanic island of Ascension sat smouldering for a million years, largely devoid of life, until its radical transformation by process of 'terraforming' into a tropical paradise. But there is more to this island than meets the eye. The…

That They May Face the Rising Sun

Pat Collins, 107 minutes, 2023

Based on internationally acclaimed Irish author John McGahern's award winning novel of the same name, That They May Face the Rising Sun is a vivid evocation of nature, humanity and life itself, set in a 1980's rural community in Ireland.…


Jerry Rothwell , 82, 2020

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences…


Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot,

Annie Ernaux, winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize for literature, recalls, ‘In reviewing our Super 8 films…it occurred to me that they comprised not only a family archive but a testimony to pastimes, lifestyle, and aspirations of a social class…

This Must be the Place

Paulo Sorrentino, 118 minutes, 2011

Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star now living in listless retirement in Dublin, embarks on a quest to find his father's persecutor, a Nazi war criminal hiding out in the US. Estranged from his father for over 30 years, Cheyenne…

This Other Eden

Muriel Box, 81 minutes, 1959

The first Irish feature to be directed by a woman, This Other Eden is a comedy set in 1945 where the erection of a statue of patriot martyr Jack Carberry creates problems in a small town. With the return of…

The Tiger’s Tail

john Boorman, 107 minutes, 2006

An identity thriller, a family drama, and an attack on upper-class privilege, The Tiger’s Tail reunites John Boorman and Brendan Gleeson, the creative duo behind powerhouse crime drama The General, to tell this contemporary fable. Gleeson plays Liam O’Leary, a…

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