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Juanita Wilson, 112 minutes, 2017

Oscar-nominated Irish director Juanita Wilson’s second feature is an adaptation of the novel longlisted in 2000 for what was then the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award by ‘country noir’ author Daniel Woodrell, whose work has previously been brought to the…


Joe Comerford, 80 minutes, 1982

Following an arranged marriage, Irish Travellers Michael and Angela are sent to smuggle electrical goods across the Northern Irish Border. The faltering relationship of the couple is complicated along the way by their encounter with a diffident IRA man, Clicky.…

Trojan Eddie

Gillies MacKinnon, 105 minutes, 1996

Richard Harris and Stephen Rea prove to be in fine form in this character drama that follows salesman Eddie (Rea) as he runs afoul of violent underworld boss John Power (Harris). When his wife leaves him for Power’s son Ginger…

The Truth Commissioner

Declan Recks, 85 minutes, 2016

In this provocative political thriller which deals with the complexities of post-Troubles Northern Ireland, diplomat Henry Stanfield (Roger Allam) has been appointed by the PM to lead the recently established Truth Commission. His attention is brought to focus on three…

Two by Two: Ooops! Noah is Gone

Toby Genkel,
Sean McCormack, 87 minutes, 2015

It’s the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, the obscure Nestrians aren’t…


Joseph Strick, 120 minutes, 1967

American director Joseph Strick’s Academy-Award-nominated take on James Joyce’s Ulysses is unquestionably the most faithful screen adaptation of the revered and illustrious novel. The plot, such as it is, is iconic; Leopold Bloom (Milo O’Shea) goes about his daily business…


Alan Gilsenan, 90 minutes, 2016

Reta Winters (Catherine Keener) has many reasons to be happy: her three teenage daughters, her twenty‐year relationship with her husband, and her work as a successful translator and novelist. But suddenly, all the quiet satisfactions of her life disappear when…

The Van

Stephen Frears, 100 minutes, 1996

Following on from The Commitments and The Snapper, The Van is the third instalment of ‘The Barrytown Trilogy’ and offers another look into the tragi-comic, working class lives of Barrytown’s residents. Here it is unemployed middle-aged men Larry (Colm Meaney)…


Patricia Kelly, 95 minutes, 2023

Trapped in a marriage with a controlling husband, middle-aged, middle-class Marian takes on a secret part-time job as a census enumerator. The job is no picnic. On her tough inner-city route, she faces dismissive and abusive locals who flatly refuse…

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