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Tom Collins, 84 minutes, 2018

Unequivocal about the need for violence to force Britain out of Ireland, Father Eoin O’Donnell seals the fate of the young and impressionable Antaine by convincing him to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later, the reappearance of the…

Albert Nobbs

Rodrigo Garcia, 113 minutes, 2011

19th century Ireland; a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of poverty and loneliness. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years -…

Alcine International Film Festival – Germany

Rodrigo Garcia, 113 minutes, 2011

November 7th - 14th The Alcine International Film Festival to present an Irish shorts programme, Debris, The Missing Scarf, Small Change, The Boy in the Bubble, Moore Street Masala and Blinky at the Teatro Salón Cervantes.

Algorithm

Edwina Casey, 10 minutes, 2020

When nervy Al has an absurd encounter with a stranger, he begins to question his whole identity. Set in the not too distant future.

Alia

Claire Dix, 16 minutes, 2012

Love crosses boundaries in this emotional short about the young, embattled Alia (Baria Shafaq), a young Afghan girl living in Dublin, who refuses to enter an arranged marriage and instead begins a relationship with local mechanic Danny (Ryan Andrews). Director…

Alibi

Darren Bolger, 13 minutes, 2009

Alibi explores the fallout of a brutal murder in a small Irish town. Centring on a false alibi that frustrated the investigation for decades, director Darren Bolger delves into the psychological effect this crime had on the community in this…

Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin

Sé Merry Doyle, 52 minutes, 2001

Alive, Alive O looks at Dublin street traders, a group whose greatest champion was Tony Gregory. It chronicles how an extraordinary culture becomes increasingly overshadowed by the scourge of heroin and the closing of marketplaces. There is some captivating footage…

All Good Children

All Good Children, 80 minutes, 2010

This highly atmospheric first feature by Alicia Duffy was inspired by Sam Taylor’s novel The Republic of Trees, the disturbing tale of a group of kids who, inspired by Rousseau’s The Social Contract, set up an alternative society in the…

Amanda Coogan: Long Now

Paddy Cahill, 60 minutes, 2016

Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film follows Coogan during a grueling six week live durational exhibition; I’ll sing you a song from around the town. Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became…

Amazing Azerbaijan

Liz Mermin, 60 minutes, 2013

Amazing Azerbaijan is a tale of two Azerbaijans: one the tolerant, Eurovision-winning, secular democratic republic that the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries; the other a repressive and corrupt oligarchy with little respect for democracy or…

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