One new film opens at the Irish Film Institute on Friday the 12th of April – Wild Rose starring Irish talent Jessie Buckley.

Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!

“Some films build themselves so determinedly around a central performance that you can’t imagine them existing without their star. Wild Rose is such an animal.”
4/5 – Irish Times

“Watching films for a living can leave you jaundiced, but every so often you sit up in your seat and are moved to tears by an actor’s raw, unadulterated talent. This is one of those moments.”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“It’d also be nigh-on impossible to emerge from Wild Rose without a full heart and more love for country music than when you went in.”
5/5 – RTÉ

“A star is born? More like a supernova.”
4/5 – Time Out

“A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.”

“Entirely delightful, fresh as a Scottish summer evening.”
Hollywood Reporter

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