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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…

You Are Not My Mother

Kate Dolan, 95 minutes, 2021

Char lives in a North Dublin housing estate with her mother, Angela and her grandmother Rita. Lately her mother has been unwell and confined to her bedroom. One day, after being forced to drive Char to school Angela goes missing…

You’re Ugly Too

Mark Noonan, 78 minutes, 2015

When 11-year-old Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) becomes an orphan, her closest relative, her uncle Will (Aidan Gillen), is in prison. As part of his rehabilitation, Will is released to look after Stacey, and they set up a makeshift home on a…

Young Cassidy

Jack Cardiff, 105 minutes, 1965

Though only loosely based on the early life of Sean O’Casey (renamed Johnny Cassidy), this colourful drama includes key historical moments from 1911 to the late 1920s – the 1913 Lockout, 1916 Rising, and the riots at the opening of…

The Young Offenders

Peter Foott, 85 minutes, 2016

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the…

Young Plato

Declan McGrath,
Neasa Ní Chianáin, 102 minutes, 2021

Headmaster Kevin McArevey illustrates how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower and encourage children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community, in a marginalized, working class community in Belfast's Ardoyne, which for generations has been…

ZIGGY STARDUST: THE GLOBAL PREMIERE

D.A. Pennebaker,

The most iconic and enduring persona of David Bowie’s chameleonic career was inspired by artists such as Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, and brought the singer to a new level of fame. It was to his fans’ surprise and dismay…

Zonad

John Carney, Kieran Carney, 75 minutes, 2009

John Carney followed up the esteemed Once with this off-the-wall comedy about an alcoholic rehab escapee (Simon Delaney) who, dressed in a red spandex suit, is mistaken for an alien by the naïve residents of a rural Irish town.  Barely…

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