Irish Shorts at the Cork Film Festival 2: An Exile in the Home


The 58th Cork Film Festival (9 – 17 November)

15th November, 13:30

Triskel Christchurch
Tickets €6.00
94 Minutes

Escape from adversity is exacerbated if the hardship surround you from all angles. These six films straddle the boundaries between natives and outsiders, the foreign and the familiar.

The Line-Up:

El Toro

Cian is persistently bullied at school until the chance to surmount his difficulties arrives in the form of an encounter with a bull…matador style!

Director: Tomás Seioghe
Producer: David Clarke
Ireland / 2012 / 14 Minutes / Colour



Leah tries to shield her younger brother from the grim reality of home by taking him to a place he has never been before.

Director: Stevie Russell
Producer: Michael Donnelly
Ireland / 2013 / 14 Minutes / Colour


Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion

Set in Dublin in the 1970’s Hannah can’t wait to make her Holy Communion – only problem is she’s Jewish.

Director: Shimmy Marcus
Producer: Rachel Lysaght
Ireland / 2012 / 13 Minutes / Colour



Emily has to face up to life’s inevitabilities from an early age, living with her wheelchair-bound grandmother, Halina, in a cavernous old house.

Director: Ela Gas
Producer: Shane Andrew Kelly, Amber Miles
Ireland / 2012 / 14 Minutes / Colour


Do Not Enter

Terry repairs motorbikes for a local bike club, a job which helps him deal with the shocking discoveries he has made.

Director: Martin O’Donoghue
Producer: David Duffy
Ireland / 2013 / 10 Minutes / Colour


Volkswagen Joe

Joe is a dedicated, hardworking mechanic who services cars for both sides of the political divide. Unfortunately for Joe, both communities view his evenhandedness with suspicion. One of the big issues that we wanted to examine as filmmakers was the.

Director: Brian Deane
Producer: Anna O’Malley, Kevin McCann
Ireland / 2013 / 29 Minutes / Colour


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