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Between the Canals

Mark O'Connor, 74 minutes, 2011

While Dublin’s criminal underbelly has occupied many Irish filmmakers over the past fifteen years, this debut from Mark O’Connor distinguishes itself by largely avoiding genre clichés and creating credible and likable portraits of small-time troublemakers. As with Martin Scorsese’s Mean…

Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives, Bologna, Italy

Mark O'Connor, 74 minutes, 2011

June 6th - 16th What Richard Did screening: Wednesday 11th June, 8.30 pm, Cinema Lumière, Sala Scorsese with Lenny Abrahamson in attendance. Adam & Paul screening: Thursday 12th June, 7 pm, Cinema Lumière, Sala Scorsese with Lenny Abrahamson in attendance.

The Bird and the Whale

Carol Freeman, 8 minutes, 2018

A baby whale separated from his family encounters a caged bird - the sole survivor of a shipwreck.

Bird Food

Richard Keane, 5 minutes, 2012

A man plans to eat his lunch in the park, but the local pigeons have other ideas in this animated short from Richard Keane.  Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn  


Adam O'Keefe, 10 minutes, 2018

Two strangers meet on a park bench. But is one of them harbouring a dark secret?

Black 47

Lance Daly, 99 minutes, 2018

Given the number of films which have taken their inspiration from Ireland’s troubled history, the lack of those that depict the events of the Great Famine is all the more noticeable, and so credit is due to director Lance Daly…

Blazing the Trail

Peter Flynn, 86 minutes, 2011

The ‘O’Kalems’ was the affectionate nickname given to members of New York’s Kalem Film Company, primarily Gene Gauntier and Sidney Olcott, who between 1910-1915 produced almost thirty films dealing with Ireland and Irish subjects. The Kalem Company made history by…

Bless Me Father

Paul Horan, 15 minutes, 2017

In a small Irish town where secrets are rare, a local man goes to church to confess his.


Brian Deane, 15 minutes, 2016

A young priest is sent to a remote island off the Irish coast to help protect an estranged fishing community from dark supernatural forces, but nothing is as it seems.

Blind Man Walking

Ross Whitaker, 55 minutes, 2010

Blind Man Walking might well be the most inspirational story of the year. At the age of 22, Mark Pollock, a handsome young athlete premiere and academic, suddenly lost his sight. He was plunged into darkness and depression but rebuilt…

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