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Book Review: The Films of Lenny Abrahamson

Book Review: The Films of Lenny Abrahamson

| December 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio checks out Barry Monaghan’s comprehensive study of the films of contemporary, highly critically-appraised Irish director Lenny Abrahamson.

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Irish Film Review: The Devil’s Doorway

Irish Film Review: The Devil’s Doorway

| December 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

David Prendeville walks down The Devils Doorway.

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Short Film Review: Stephanie

Short Film Review: Stephanie

| December 3, 2018 | Comments (0)

David Deignan takes a look at Fergal Costello’s short horror film ‘Stephanie’ starring Moe Dunford. 

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Festival Report: Hamptons International Film Festival

Festival Report: Hamptons International Film Festival

| November 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ronan O’Sullivan reports from the 26th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, which included screenings of The Favourite and Making The Grade. Along the way Ronan shared a cigarette with Eva Trobisch, director of Alles Ist Gut.   The Hamptons consist of a number of towns on the east end of Long Island, one hundred miles east of New York […]

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: One Million American Dreams

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: One Million American Dreams

| November 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff discovers the secrets of New York’s mass graves in Brendan Byrne’s ‘One Million American Dreams’.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: The Belly of the Whale

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: The Belly of the Whale

| November 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Cian Griffin enters ‘The Belly of the Whale’, which screened at this cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork: Maeve

Review of Irish Film @ Cork: Maeve

| November 28, 2018 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer gets caught up in the fractured narrative of Pat Murphy’s seminal Irish Feminist film ‘Maeve’, which screened at this year’s Cork Film Festival.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Town of Strangers

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Town of Strangers

| November 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff meet the locals in the County Galway town of Gort, in Treasa O’Brien’s Town of Strangers, with a diverse cast, including young Irish Travellers, English New Age hippies, Brazilian factory workers and Syrian refugees.

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Irish Film Review: The Camino Voyage

Irish Film Review: The Camino Voyage

| November 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Sean Dooley sets sail.

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Watch Rob Kennedy's 'Sit Beside Me'

Watch Rob Kennedy’s ‘Sit Beside Me’

| November 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Rob Kennedy tells Film Ireland all about his horror short, which is now available to watch.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Free Radicals

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Free Radicals

| November 22, 2018 | Comments (0)

Vjekoslav Vondra was at the Cork Film Festival to take in selection of experimental film works screened in memory of Josephine Massarella (1957 – 2018).

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork: Cellar Door

Review of Irish Film @ Cork: Cellar Door

| November 21, 2018 | Comments (0)

John Finbarr McGarr goes beyond the ‘Cellar Door’, which screened at this year’s Cork Film Festival.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

| November 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff goes on a journey through The Curious Works of Roger Doyle, Brian Lally’s documentary about Roger Doyle who, over the course of five decades, has created an impressive body of work ranging from minimalist piano and electronic pieces to orchestral works.

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Aoife O'Toole, Dublin Feminist Film Festival Manager

Aoife O’Toole, Dublin Feminist Film Festival Manager

| November 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Aoife O’Toole, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival Manager, about what we can expect at this year’s festival.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Sooner or Later

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Sooner or Later

| November 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer finds much to like in ‘Sooner or Later’, Luke Morgan’s no-budget feature from Galway filmmaking collective Project Spatula.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Float Like a Butterfly

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: Float Like a Butterfly

| November 16, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff finds a voice to the voiceless in Carmel Winters’ film Float Like a Butterfly, which opened the 63rd Cork Film Festival.

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Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: The Favourite

Irish Film Review @ Cork Film Festival: The Favourite

| November 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Charline Fernandez takes a break from duck racing and pineapple eating to send us this review of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite from the Cork Film Festival.

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Vincent Lambe, Director of 'Detainment'

Vincent Lambe, Director of ‘Detainment’

| November 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry was at this year’s Kerry Film Festival and got the chance to talk to Vincent Lambe about his docudrama ‘Detainment’, which won Best Irish Short Film at the festival.

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Rebecca Daly, Director/Co-writer of 'Good Favour'

Rebecca Daly, Director/Co-writer of ‘Good Favour’

| November 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

In Rebecca Daly’s Good Favour, a wounded teenage stranger who stumbles into an isolated village of devout Christians gradually reveals his motives. David Prendeville met Rebecca to discover more about the film.

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Natasha Waugh, Director of 'Mother'

Natasha Waugh, Director of ‘Mother’

| November 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh sat down with Natasha Waugh, the director of ‘Mother’, which is screening at this year’s Cork Film Festival.

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Treasa O'Brien, Writer/Director of 'Town of Strangers' 

Treasa O’Brien, Writer/Director of ‘Town of Strangers’ 

| November 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Writer/Director Treasa O’Brien takes us behind the story of ‘Town of Strangers’, a film about a stranger who comes to make a film in the small town of Gort in the West of Ireland, and the people she meets when she holds auditions

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Irish Film Review: Good Favour

Irish Film Review: Good Favour

| November 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Dakota Heveron reveals her magical powers.

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Roisin Kearney, Producer of 'Prodigy'

Roisin Kearney, Producer of ‘Prodigy’

| November 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Producer Roisin Kearney tells Film Ireland about Prodigy, in which a young boy begins to suspect his new neighbour is a world-famous pianist who has been missing for over twenty years.

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Watch: Lee Cronin's 'Ghost Train'

Watch: Lee Cronin’s ‘Ghost Train’

| October 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

We chat to Lee Cronin about his short film ‘Ghost Train’, which is now available to watch just in time to get you in the ghoulish mood.

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Book Review: The Coen Brothers. This Book Really Ties the Films Together

Book Review: The Coen Brothers. This Book Really Ties the Films Together

| October 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

“I don’t pretend to be a critic, but lord knows I have a gut, and my gut tells me it’s simply marvellous.”

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Irish Film Review: Katie

Irish Film Review: Katie

| October 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh takes on Katie Taylor.

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Paul Bushe & Brian O'Neill, Directors of 'Killers Within'

Paul Bushe & Brian O’Neill, Directors of ‘Killers Within’

| October 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

Directors Brian O’Neill and Paul Bushe talk to Film Ireland about their feature ‘Killers Within’, which screens at this year’s IFI Horrorthon.

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Aislinn Clarke, Director of 'The Devil's Doorway'

Aislinn Clarke, Director of ‘The Devil’s Doorway’

| October 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

David Prendeville spoke to director Aislinn Clarke about her film ‘The Devil’s Doorway’, which screens at this year’s IFI Horrorthon.

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John Gleeson, Director of 'Follywood'

John Gleeson, Director of ‘Follywood’

| October 17, 2018 | Comments (0)

John Gleeson introduces us to his comedy web series Follywood.

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Irish Film Review: Rosie

Irish Film Review: Rosie

| October 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

David Deignan reflects on Roddy Doyle’s powerful and poignant story that takes aim at Ireland’s homelessness crisis.

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