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Withdrawal

Joe Comerford, 26 minutes, 1973

Based on the writings of David Chapman and Jimmy Brennan, Withdrawal is about Jimmy, a heroin user in a Dublin psychiatric hospital. His thoughts and observations dominate, his subjective voice-over speculating on the lives of his companions. Jimmy leaves the…

Without Name

Lorcan Finnegan, 93 minutes, 2016

Director Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature sees land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna) working in a remote woodland area. Having begun his task alone, the location has unsettled Eric, a situation not alleviated by the arrival of assistant and mistress Olivia (Niamh…

The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 29 minutes, 1985

A pivotal film for O’Sullivan, Clark Gable was his first credit as the director of a screen drama. Based on a script by Andrew Pattman, adapted from a short story by Sean O’Faolain, it is set in Dublin and it…

Wonder House

Oonagh Kearney, 71 minutes, 2012

Wonder House is a meditative, mesmerising journey through rooms full of exciting ideas and striking visual concepts. This debut film from London-based Irish filmmaker Oonagh Kearney is an experimental work which combines documentary with a loose fictional narrative to explore…

The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind

Ian Power, 15 minutes, 2004

Kelvin Kind (Bernard Deegan), dreams of a relationship with the girl next door (Joanne King). Quirky, heartfelt, and treating sometimes dark material with a comic irreverence, at this film’s heart is a sympathetic depiction of a decent man.

Words Upon the Window Pane

Mary McGuckian, 98 minutes, 1994

Mary McGuckian’s atmospheric period piece is an adaptation of a one-act play by W.B. Yeats in which he explored the occult, a subject in which he had a life-long interest. Set during a series of séances hosted by the Dublin…

Wren Boys

Harry Lighton, 11 minutes, 2017

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. Available as part of a curated series of shorts GAZE on Tour 2018.

Writing Home

Nagham Abboud, Alekson L. Dall’Armellina, Miriam Velasco, 90 minutes, 2017

Successful author Daniel Doran enjoys a luxurious but vacuous London lifestyle funded by a string of international bestsellers of dubious merit. When his estranged father falls ill, he reluctantly returns home to the Irish village of Darlingford where he faces…

They Shoot People

Mark Noonan, 9 minutes, 2015

Jane is a neglected 12 year old working in the family shooting range. She's always been good with guns, and one evening at the local carnival she gets a chance to prove it - forever altering the course of her…

The Yellow Bittern

Alan Gilsenan, 108 minutes, 2009

Completed shortly before he died, this feature-length film about folk singer Liam Clancy presents a revealing and surprising portrait of the man whom Bob Dylan called “just the best ballad singer I’d ever heard in my whole life.” This intimate,…

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