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A Doctor’s Sword

Gary Lennon, 70 minutes, 2015

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the WWII bombing of Nagasaki, here is the almost unbelievable tale of a young man who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II (including the atomic bombing of Nagasaki), and…

A Ferret Called Mickey

Barry Dignam, 12 minutes, 2003

Paulie (Colin Middleton), a young boy who dresses in women’s clothes and holds tea parties, is subject to a calamitous intervention from his father Jim (Darragh Kelly). When presented with a ferret who he promptly names Mickey, Paulie is taken…

A Film About Sandhoppers

Nicholas Keogh, 10 minutes, 2017

Two crustaceans find love on a Belfast beach.

A Film with Me in It

Ian Fitzgibbon, 89 minutes, 2008

Struggling actor (Mark Doherty) finds himself juggling a failing career, dilapidated home and a collapsing relationship with girlfriend Sally (Amy Huberman), whilst trying to put together a film with alcoholic screenwriter and close friend Pierce (Dylan Moran). As he and…

A Love Divided

Syd Macartney, 98 minutes, 1999

Based on real events in 1950s Ireland, A Love Divided is a savage indictment of religious intolerance in mid-century Ireland, and a celebration of a woman who opposed it. The story begins with Protestant woman Sheila’s (Orla Brady) marriage to…

A Man of No Importance

Suri Krishnamma, 99 minutes, 1994

Albert Finney delivers a star turn in this deeply human drama about a 1960s Dublin bus conductor unwilling to reveal his homosexuality to an unwelcoming city. This ‘man of no importance’, Alfred Byrne (Finney), attempts to celebrate his love for…

A Pint of Plain

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Derrick O'Connor, 30 minutes, 1975

This second of O’Sullivan’s extant films was his graduation piece for his Master’s degree. Taking its title from a parodic ballad by Flann O’Brien about the supposed comfort to be found in drink, A Pint of Plain was filmed on…

A Second of June

Frank Stapleton, 40 minutes, 1984

Frank Stapleton’s Ulyssean, richly textured day in the life of two young people wandering through the streets of Dublin set against a backdrop of street traders, amusement arcades and protests during the visit of President Ronald Reagan to Ireland in…

A Shine of Rainbows

Vic Sarin, 101 minutes, 2009

Ireland’s coastline is imagined as a place of wonder in this enchanting story about young orphan boy Tomás (John Bell), and the life-changing experiences he has when taken in by the loving Máire (Connie Nielsen). Shy and easily frightened, Tomás…

A Vision: A Life of W.B. Yeats

Alan Gilsenan, 75 minutes, 2013

The life and work of W.B. Yeats holds a particular place in hearts and imaginations across the world. This film is a response to that vast body of work – a visual and avowedly experimental ‘film-poem’. Using solely the words…

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