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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…


Tomm Moore,
Ross Stewart, 103 minutes, 2020

In what might soon be termed the Cartoon Saloon magic, the hugely talented Kilkenny studio bring their fifth animated feature to the screen. Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, this stunningly imagined world draws on history and mythology to…


Sarah Polley,

Winner of the 95th Academy Award for ‘Writing (Adapted Screenplay)’, and nominated for ‘Best Picture’ category of the Oscars. Eight women representing several generations of a cloistered Mennonite community gather in a barn to discuss the abuse they have endured…

Wonder House

Oonagh Kearney, 71 minutes, 2012

Wonder House is a meditative, mesmerising journey through rooms full of exciting ideas and striking visual concepts. This debut film from London-based Irish filmmaker Oonagh Kearney is an experimental work which combines documentary with a loose fictional narrative to explore…

Words Upon the Window Pane

Mary McGuckian, 98 minutes, 1994

Mary McGuckian’s atmospheric period piece is an adaptation of a one-act play by W.B. Yeats in which he explored the occult, a subject in which he had a life-long interest. Set during a series of séances hosted by the Dublin…

Writing Home

Nagham Abboud, Alekson L. Dall’Armellina, Miriam Velasco, 90 minutes, 2017

Successful author Daniel Doran enjoys a luxurious but vacuous London lifestyle funded by a string of international bestsellers of dubious merit. When his estranged father falls ill, he reluctantly returns home to the Irish village of Darlingford where he faces…

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