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The Breadwinner

Nora Twomey, 94 minutes, 2017

The Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon animation studio (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) returns with another Oscar-nominated triumph; directed by Nora Twomey – co-director of Kells – The Breadwinner is a beautifully realised ode to resilience under oppression and…

Breakfast on Pluto

Neil Jordan, 128 minutes, 2005

Returning to the boundless imagination of The Butcher Boy novelist Pat McCabe, Jordan here recreates Ireland’s turbulent 1970s as an odyssey of gender-bending possibility, courtesy of the irrepressible, cross-dressing Patrick ‘Kitten’ Braden (Cillian Murphy). Abandoned on a doorstep as a…

Bring Out the Fear

Richard Waters, 87 minutes, 2021

A couple in a doomed relationship become trapped in their favourite forest. The endlessly winding paths lead nowhere, the trees never end, the sun never sets, and a sinister presence stalks them, trying to drive them insane. There is no…

Broken Law

Paddy Slattery, 85 minutes, 2020

The story of two estranged brothers on opposite sides of the law; Dave Connolly is a respected member of the Garda Síochána but his loyalty to the force is tested by his ex-convict brother Joe following a botched robbery. Suddenly…


John Crowley , 111 minutes, 2015

The Irish-American emigrant experience is brought vividly to life in this beautifully crafted, exceptionally moving adaptation of Colm Tóibín's much admired novel. It’s 1952 and Eilis (Saoirse Ronan, in her finest performance to date) is part of a wave of…

Broth of a Boy

George Pollock, 77 minutes, 1959

Absurdities mount up in this freewheeling 1950s comedy about impulsive TV producer Tony (Tony Wright) and his efforts to produce a show about Patrick Farrell (Barry Fitzgerald), a man who claims to be the oldest person in the world Much…


Karl Golden, 94 minutes, 2019

A homeless man searching for his lost dog forges an unexpected bond with a young boy.

The Butcher Boy

Neil Jordan, 110 minutes, 1997

Neil Jordan's twisted version of a coming of age story, The Butcher Boy brings the viewer into the bizarre world of Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens). With an alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) and suicidal mother (Aisling O’Sullivan) at home, Francie lives…


Pat O'Connor, 102 minutes, 1984

In this film that confronted the violence and sectarian divisions in Northern Irish society, a reluctant IRA man struggles to extricate himself from his allegiances when he falls for one of his victims. The IRA man is Cal (John Lynch),…

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