Dublin Oldschool


Two new films are released on June 29th 2018: Irish drama Dublin Oldschool starring Emmet Kirwan (and based on his play) and the emotional documentary Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, a portrait of the Japanese composer.

Read on for a selection of reviews, or pop into the IFI to make up your own mind!

“Simply put, films like this don’t come along very often. Almost simultaneously funny, touching and sad, it feels like a feature-length highlight reel for Irish talent firing on all cylinders”
5/5 – Entertainment.ie

“This may be Oldschool, but it’s a new telling – and it’s thrilling”
4.5/5 –  Hot Press

“Dublin Oldschool is a fantastic film about life in Dublin, relationships and what you want out of your session in life. If you want to see a film that shows off Ireland wrinkles and all I can’t recommend this film enough”
4.5/5 – Scannain

“Dublin Oldschool misses a few beats, but it will strike a chord with those who remember the ecstasies of the 90s dance scene, along with those in search of a trendy movie fix”
4/5 – RTE


“With a light touch but deep reserves of respect for fans both old and new Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an extremely fitting portrait of the influential composer”
New York Magazine

“By showing the different sides of Sakamoto, Schible enables the viewer to see how they influence this personal album”
Village Voice

“A gentle, reflective portrait that seldom gets personal and yet somehow feels quite candid”
Hollywood Reporter

“The result is an inspirational and deeply moving biopic that resonates long after the closing credits roll”
Little White Lies

“This is a documentary that rejects every behind-the-scenes cliché around, and stands as an immensely moving and inspiring piece of cinema in its own right”

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