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Marty is immediately smitten by Alison. He's good looking, funny and friendly. There's just one problem. Marty is short—about three feet high in fact. If only Alison could 'look past the obvious physical flaw' to see his other flaws! The film provides an insight into the trials and ... Read more
"This remarkable film puts us in their shoes – literally between the world's most ferocious rock and the icy hard place of imminent death." – Hollywood Reporter ... In the tradition of Kevin MacDonald's Touching the Void, The Summit thrusts audiences headfirst into a thrilling tale of ... Read more
In Teenage Kicks: The Undertones, veteran BBC radio DJ John Peel - a man who's interviewed practically every notable independent muso of the past thirty years - takes his first visit to Derry in the north of Ireland and discovers for himself the band that forged his favourite pop song, 'Teenage ... Read more
[The Ten Steps] has all the ingredients of a standard horror yarn: a creaky house with a terminal draft problem and a babysitter who should know better than to go into the cellar during a blackout. Brendan Muldowney transcends this familiar material, delivering the 10 creepiest minutes you'll spend ... Read more
Based on Patrick McCabe's contemporary literary masterpiece, The Butcher Boy tells the story of 12 year-old Francie Brady, a boy whose near-fantasy world adventures with his best friend Joe differ markedly from the brutality of his real life in a small Irish village. His father, Benny (Stephen ... Read more
Ten-year-old Paula D'Arcy lives in the suburbs of Belfast. Her world, and that of her friends, centres on playing in 'The Glen', an overgrown wasteland in the neighbourhood that boasts a brook full of fish and wooded slopes offering a multitude of hiding places. Their native playground comes under ... Read more
It was while shooting My Left Foot that director Jim Sheridan re-read a play called "The Field". Ray McAnally, the actor who portrayed Christy Brown's father, had once played the lead role on stage and was eager for an opportunity to bring it to the screen. Sadly, when Sheridan and producer Noel ... Read more
"Scabrous, profane, violent, verbally adroit and often hilarious." - Hollywood Reporter ... The buddy cop genre gets an Irish reworking in The Guard, the gleefully chaotic debut feature from writer-director John Michael McDonagh. ... A sleepy Galway is shaken out of its slumber by a violent crime ... Read more
Deep in the soil pests lurk in wait to attack the roots of plants. We are shown some impressive close-ups of these insects whilst the commentary tells us some disturbing facts about the world beneath our feet. ... Read more
An Irishman, working in London as a labourer, is called back to his home on the Aran Islands, to join a friend in a deep-sea fishing venture. ... While waiting for the arrival of their trawler, we see the friends at work, catching mackerel, fishing for lobsters; watch a neighbour collecting seaweed ... Read more
Fitting into a new school is hard work particularly with a dad who can't seem to stay out of prison, some grand scale schoolyard terrorism and the biggest and most embarrasing school bag you have ever seen. A stylish Irish comedy about a young boys yearning to fit in. (JS) ... Read more
Ken Wardrop's award-winning film is an intimate portrait of an elderly, overweight woman, which reveals her perspective on issues of love, ageing and body image. It screened at the Critics' Week in Cannes this year. --- D Ken Wardrop P Kristin Brook Larsen, Andrew Freedman WS Venom TD 35mm/col/2004 ... Read more
"An engrossing and intelligent drama that throbs in the mind for hours after the final credits." – The Guardian ... Eighteen-year-old Richard, a golden boy from Dublin's privileged south side, has the world at his feet until one night in summer, out partying, he lets things get "out of ... Read more
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed political filmmaker, Ken Loach turns back the pages of time to confront issues of family, patriotism and ... Read more
Yeats has a deep love of the countryside of Western Ireland. This film, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet, portrays his feelings in terms of his poems, as well as creating its own poetry out of the Irish landscape. ... Golden Bear, Berlin Festival; Gold Medal, Barcelona Festival ... Read more
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