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Waking Ned

Kirk Jones, 91 minutes, 1998

Rich in bawdy humour, Waking Ned – released as Waking Ned Devine in America – has two elderly schemers plot to claim lottery winnings for themselves and their village. The opportunity comes when pensioner Ned Devine passes away moments after…

We Ourselves

Paul Mercier, 96 minutes, 2018

We Ourselves is a formally unconventional film dealing with the lives of a group of seven friends over a period of more than two decades. In consecutive monologues, the film tells the story of Irish characters who worked together in…

What Richard Did

Lenny Abrahamson, 87 minutes, 2012

The third feature from Lenny Abrahamson is an extraordinary portrait of a golden-boy gone awry. What Richard Did sees the seemingly perfect life of Dublin teenager Richard Karlsen (Jack Reynor) collapse around him when he makes a terrible mistake. Intelligent,…

When Brendan Met Trudy

Kieron J. Walsh, 95 minutes, 2000

With several of his novels already adapted for film and television, Roddy Doyle here wrote directly for the screen with this quirky romantic-comedy about an introverted cinéphile and the rebellious law-breaker who encourages him to live. The cinéphile is Brendan…

Who We Love

Graham Cantwell, 92 minutes, 2021

Lily, a girl with a secret, is on the cusp of becoming a young woman. With her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon, she navigates the treacherous waters of school life. When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and…


Cathy Brady, 100 minutes, 2020

Born within a year of each other, Lauren and Kelly are very close sisters, you would never see one without the other, but over the years the mystery of their mother’s death tears them apart. Kelly, keen to escape their…

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Ken Loach, 127 minutes, 2006

Bringing his trademark left-wing politics to bear on Irish history, director Ken Loach here, through the figure of young revolutionary Damien O’Donovan (Cillian Murphy), explores the social issues involved in Ireland’s War of Independence and Civil War. Abandoning his career…

Without Name

Lorcan Finnegan, 93 minutes, 2016

Director Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature sees land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna) working in a remote woodland area. Having begun his task alone, the location has unsettled Eric, a situation not alleviated by the arrival of assistant and mistress Olivia (Niamh…

The Witness

Mitko Panov, 113 minutes, 2015

A junior officer at the Hague Tribunal of Justice, Vince is young and ambitious. Nikola Radin (“the General”) was a highranking officer in the Yugoslav Army. When the wars in Socialist Yugoslavia started, he resigned his post and disappeared into…

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