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Dambé: The Mali Project

Dearbhla Glynn, 93 minutes, 2008

Living out a dream, Irish musicians Paddy Keenan and Liam Ó’Maonlaí travel across Mali on a musical roadtrip, soaking themselves in local traditions en route to the famous Festival au désert. On a slow-paced journey the pair take the opportunity…

The Dance

Pat Collins, 87 minutes, 2021

Michael Keegan-Dolan is one of the most exciting and thought-provoking choreographers working in dance and theatre today. Keegan-Dolan's latest show, Mám, brought the virtuoso concertina player Cormac Begley, the European musical collective ‘s t a r g a z e’…

Dear Little Sophia

Paddy Hayes, 16 minutes, 2020

Sophia Murphy writes a letter to her younger self to make sense of the lifelong abuse she suffered at the hands of her father.

Dreaming the Quiet Man

Sé Merry Doyle, 90 minutes, 2010

The Quiet Man has become a touchstone for Irish cinema and Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary here has academics, directors (including Martin Scorsese), anecdote-filled locals who were involved with the filming and Maureen O’Hara come forward to extol the virtues of…

Dreams of a Life

Carol Morley, 95 minutes, 2011

This piercing new film by Carol Morley offers us the true story of an ill-fated modern-day Eleanor Rigby. In 2006, council officials forcibly entered a north London flat with an eviction notice, only to recoil at the decomposing body of Joyce Carol Vincent, a woman…

Dreamtime Revisited

Julius Ziz, Dónal Ó Céillachair, 76 minutes, 2012

A poet and philosopher inspired by Irish mythology and landscape, the writings of the late John Moriarty are here transformed into an impressionistic exploration of the wonder Moriarty found in the world. Interviews with members of Moriarty’s surviving family offer…

El Hor

Dianne Lucille Campbell, 14 minutes, 2018

Through the interspecies gaze we observe the of the most ancient and highly honoured dog breeds, the Saluki. Guiding us in love, preparing us in death and transforming us in life.


Tim Golden
Ross McDonnell, 108 minutes, 2017

Three miles off the coast of Florida a five-year-old Cuban boy Elián González is rescued from a sinking boat. 11 other passengers, including the boy’s mother, have drowned. The film plots how the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and…

Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay

Alan Gilsenan, 80 minutes, 2013

Alan Gilsenan's feature documentary tells the incredible story of Eliza Lynch, the Cork-born woman who became lover to Francisco Solano López, later the president of Paraguay. Maria Doyle Kennedy captures the spirit of Eliza in her later years, while Paraguayan…

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