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Rialto

Peter Mackie Burns, 93 minutes, 2019

At 46, Dubliner Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) has a comfortable life: a managerial job in the city’s docks; a home in a leafy suburb with two healthy teenage children; and a kind loyal wife, Claire (Monica Dolan). But his emotional and…

Thirst

Eoin Maher, 9 minutes, 2017

Drew leaves another disappointing gay hook up and wonders why he feels so alone.His internal monologue delves deep into the mind of a lonely gay man - his desires, his insecurities and his wavering belief he'll find love. Available as…

Tuesday Night

Michael Healy, 15 minutes, 2017

A dark comedy about the sensationalised media representation of trans people, and the burdens of local planning regulations. Available as part of a curated series of shorts GAZE on Tour 2017.

Vita and Virginia

Chanya Button, 110 minutes, 2018

Vita and Virginia details the intimate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) and her muse, the novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). Drawing on their passionate correspondence, the film celebrates the unconventional and intoxicating relationship which flourished…

Viva

Paddy Breathnach, 100 minutes, 2015

Against the fading grandeur of contemporary Havana, Jesus (Héctor Medina), an impoverished, sensitive young make-up assistant escapes the grim reality of everyday life through his backstage work in a drag club. When his dream of performing finally comes true, a stranger…

Where I Am

Pamela Drynan, 69 minutes, 2013

In this Irish documentary, gay American writer Robert Drake returns to the small town of Sligo from his home in Philadelphia, in an attempt to revisit the memories of his time in Ireland. Twelve years have passed since he was…

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…

Wren Boys

Harry Lighton, 11 minutes, 2017

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. Available as part of a curated series of shorts GAZE on Tour 2018.

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