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HIGH BOOT BENNY (Joe Comerford, 1993)
With his third feature, Irish director Joe Comerford constructs a powerful allegory on a conflict which has, over the decades, produced more deception than truth. ... Murder, retribution and betrayal… Read more

This poignant, performance-driven documentary provides the first real film insight into the life and loves of one of rock's true icons. Broadly, it's the story of a songwriter of extraordinary genius… Read more

IMAGES (Robert Altman, 1972)
Images proceeds like an Escber drawing, like a dragon reaching out and back into the screen, into the mind, into the fractured visions of Cathryn, beautiful, privileged and fragile as glass. ... Her … Read more

Imagine This! (John Callaghan, 2006)
Imagine This!, from Irish filmmaker John Callaghan, is a reworking of John Lennon's 'Imagine' into 4 and half minutes of punk rock political clip art.---D/P John Callaghan WS Cal-TV TD video/col/2006… Read more

IN AMERICA (Jim Sheridan, 2002)
Johnny and Sarah (Samantha Morton, Morvern Collar, in MIFF this year) arrive in New York from Ireland with their two young daughters, soon after the death of their infant son. Virtually penniless and… Read more

Ireland (George Sluizer, 1967)
Ireland is a beautiful country, and, even if you left out all the fairy stories nobody could make it anything else. ... Read more

Irish Folk Furniture (Tony Donoghue, 2012)
Best Short Animation winner at Sundance, Tony Donoghue's (A Film From My Parish: 6 Farms, MIFF 2009) Irish Folk Furniture is an enchanting, visually delightful look at the culture and social history … Read more

Irish Folk Music Festival (Louis Marcus, 1967)
Every year, musicians come from all over the country to play, to listen, and to swap tunes in the Flea Ceoil, a week-end folk festival of centuries-old music, song and dance in the Gaelic tradition. … Read more

Island Stories (Nigel Rolfe, 1986)
A sad song with an Irish accent. A tear jerker set In the midst of parody. ... Read more

Jack's Bicycle (John Moore, 1990)
An extraordinary opening image of children playing in the street of a poor neighbourhood leads into a simple but effective tale of a boy's quest for a new bike. Stylishly directed, with a tough edge … Read more

Director Julien Temple will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the screening of Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten ... “Phenomenal, captures the spirit of rock and roll.” - Unc… Read more

KISSES (Lance Daly, 2008)
Two young runaways spend a night of adventure on the streets of inner-city Dublin. ... On the city fringes, Kylie and Dylan live in a housing estate devoid of life and colour. When Dylan's father exp… Read more

KNUCKLE (MA15+) (Ian Palmer, 2011)
"Brilliantly brutal and intriguingly insightful... superbly records a subculture where violence and honour come knuckle-to-knuckle." - Screen International ... James Quinn McDonagh is a champion - of… Read more

Miss Remarkable & Her Career (Joanna Rubin Dranger, 2010)
A humorous animated film about inner demons, crushing parental expectations and a career meltdown. It's tough to be a modern woman. ... D/S Joanna Rubin Dranger P Lisbet Gabrielsson, Jeremy Purcell, … Read more

MISTER LONELY (Harmony Korine, 2006)
“I started dreaming about flying nuns falling out of airplanes and praying the whole way down and surviving. Then I started to fixate upon specific images and characters. One of them was the idea o… Read more

MOON MAN (Stephan Schesch, 2012)
An enchantingly quirky animation based on the bestselling children's classic. ... Adapted from Tomi Ungerer's 1967 children's picture book of the same name, Moon Man follows the adventures of its tit… Read more

New Boy (Ms Steph Green, 2007)
Based on a story by Roddy Doyle, this comedic short captures the experience of being the new kid in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy. --- D/S Steph Green P Tamara Anghie… Read more

Oisín (Patrick Carey, 1969)
Made as a contribution to European Conservation Week, Oisin is a moving record of the stark and simple glories of primitive nature and its sounds. ... There are no humans, no buildings, no music and … Read more

ONCE (John Carney, 2006)
“We're in a world where a three-minute song is worth 10 pages of dialogue.” - John Carney Featuring Glen Hansard, lead singer of Irish band The Frames, John Carney's Once is a modern-day musical… Read more

ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL (Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 1999)
The escapades of notorious Irish criminal and folk hero, Martin Cahill, have spawned three films in as many years. John Boorman's excellent The General, followed by Vicious Circle and now Thaddeus O'… Read more

Our Boys (Cathal Black, 1981)
The Irish Christian Brothers have had more than a little influence on Irish education during the past century. Cathal Black's film captures the essence of their influence, good and bad, on generation… Read more

PERVERT S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY, The (Sophie Fiennes, 2012)
"Slavoj Žižek dishes out another action-packed lesson in film history ... a riveting and often hilarious demonstration of the Slovenian philosopher's uncanny ability to turn movies inside out."… Read more

Rosc - the Poetry of Vision (Ciarin Scott, 1979)
The film is an introduction to, and impression of, the "Rose" International Exhibitions of Ancient and Modern Art, which have taken place in Dublin over the past ten years. "Rose" is an Irish word me… Read more

SHADOW DANCER (James Marsh, 2012)
“An opaque, slow-burning but brilliant thriller about the compulsions of terrorism.” - The Guardian ... Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire, MIFF 08; Project Nim, MIFF 11) returns wi… Read more

Shooting to Stardom (Kieron J Walsh, 1992)
An Irish comedian is finding it tough to get a laugh out of his London audience One night after drowning his sorrows he's picked up by the police. At last he finds an audience who appreciate him. Or … Read more

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