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Alan Gilsenan, Writer / Director of 'Unless' & 'The Meeting'

Alan Gilsenan, Writer / Director of ‘Unless’ & ‘The Meeting’

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio met up with filmmaker Alan Gilsenan to chat about his two films set for Irish cinemas this year.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Delinquent Season

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Delinquent Season

| March 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio attends a dinner party.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Cured

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Cured

| March 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Cathy Butler fleshes out David Freyne’s horror ‘The Cured’.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Black 47

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Black 47

| March 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen saddles up for Lance Daly’s drama set in Ireland during the Great Famine.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Twilight

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Twilight

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

Fionn Warren enters ‘Twilight’, Pat Collins’ latest documentary.

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Irish Film Review: The Lodgers

Irish Film Review: The Lodgers

| March 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio gets gothic.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Good Favour

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Good Favour

| March 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio wanders into Rebecca Daly’s haunting parable.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Image You Missed

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Image You Missed

| March 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Síomha McQuinn takes a look at Donal Foreman’s documentary ‘The Image You Missed’, which explores the complexities of a father/son relationship.

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Garret Walsh, Director of 'The Observer Effect’

Garret Walsh, Director of ‘The Observer Effect’

| March 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Anthony Assad caught up with director of ‘The Observer Effect’, Garret Walsh, ahead of his dark thriller’s Dublin premiere.

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Sean Clancy. Writer / Director of 'Locus of Control'

Sean Clancy. Writer / Director of ‘Locus of Control’

| March 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ahead of its screening at Filmbase, Sean Clancy tells us about his dark comedy about decision and control.

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Review: Lady Bird

Review: Lady Bird

| February 22, 2018 | Comments (0)

This is Aoife O’Ceallachain’s hometown,

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Grainne Humphreys, ADIFF Festival Director

Grainne Humphreys, ADIFF Festival Director

| February 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio caught up with festival director Grainne Humphreys to get a heads-up on this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival. 

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Preview of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018

Preview of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018

| February 18, 2018 | Comments (0)

The 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival comes to town from 22nd February to 4th March. Included among over 100 features there’s a wonderful selection of Irish films to enjoy – below we take a look at what’s on offer…

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Paul Power, Director of 'For When I Die'

Paul Power, Director of ‘For When I Die’

| February 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

Director Paul Power talks to us about his film, ‘For When I Die’, which screens at the 2018 Audi Dublin Film Festival.

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Watch Irish Short Film: Staccato

Watch Irish Short Film: Staccato

| February 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Director Eoghan McQuinn gives us the low-down on how the film came together.

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Review: Black Panther

Review: Black Panther

| February 13, 2018 | Comments (2)

Gemma Creagh, leader of the Dora Milaje, prevents a world war.

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Irish Short Film Review: Ours

Irish Short Film Review: Ours

| February 2, 2018 | Comments (0)

June Butler takes a look at Heather Grogan’s short film ‘Ours’.

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Early Irish Cinema: Censoring the Fairies: Finn Varra Maa, the Irish Santa Claus and the Military Authorities in January 1918

Early Irish Cinema: Censoring the Fairies: Finn Varra Maa, the Irish Santa Claus and the Military Authorities in January 1918

| January 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Early Irish Cinema takes a trip to the theatre to experience an Irish Christmas pantomime.

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Watch Irish Short Film: Radha

Watch Irish Short Film: Radha

| January 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

‘Radha’ is a 22-minute drama with horror elements. Director Nicolas Courdouan spoke to Film Ireland about the story behind the film.

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Film Festivals 2018 – Here & Abroad

Film Festivals 2018 – Here & Abroad

| January 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

Keep an eye on film festivals here and Irish film festivals abroad.

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Actor Barry Ward, 'Maze'

Actor Barry Ward, ‘Maze’

| January 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh caught up with actor Barry Ward ahead of the Maze’s release on DVD

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Kerry Film Festival - Lies we Tell

Kerry Film Festival – Lies we Tell

| January 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry checks out ‘Lies we Tell’ at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Irish Short Film Review: Lily

Irish Short Film Review: Lily

| January 16, 2018 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen takes a look at ‘Lily’, Graham Cantwell’s short film about a girl with a secret, who is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life. 

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Watch Irish Short Film: Fallen Bird

Watch Irish Short Film: Fallen Bird

| January 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

‘Fallen Bird’ is a short documentary portrait of Irish artist, Eric Boylan.

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Early Irish Cinema: Idealizing Everything Irish: The Film Company of Ireland Releases Rafferty’s Rise in late 1917

Early Irish Cinema: Idealizing Everything Irish: The Film Company of Ireland Releases Rafferty’s Rise in late 1917

| January 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon explores the particular case of the 1917 lost comedy ‘Rafferty’s Rise’.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Michael Inside

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Michael Inside

| January 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff takes a look at Frank Berry’s tale of Michael, a luckless 18-year-old who is misfortunate to be sent to prison.  

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Review: Lady Bird

Review: Lady Bird

| January 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ahead of its February release here, and to celebrate Saoirse Ronan’s Golden Globe win, James Bartlett takes a look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’.

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Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 31 - A Giant Pile of Falsehoods

Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 31 – A Giant Pile of Falsehoods

| December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

In this end of year peachy pod, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm reflect on 2017 and pick out their top movies, plus their worst moments – including Richard’s newly diagnosed persicaphobia.

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Films of 2017 - Writers' Choice

Films of 2017 – Writers’ Choice

| December 28, 2017 | Comments (2)

Film is the rabbit hole of life. It is a labyrinth of truth and lies, a broken mirror that distorts our fantasies, a dealer of dreams and desires. It is who we are… The Film Ireland family look back on who they were in 2017 and pick out their highlights – and some lowlights – […]

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Our Favourite Films of 2017

Our Favourite Films of 2017

| December 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our children of the dark emerged from the dreams of film to give us their personal highlights of 2017. The results were translated into data and fed into a bleeping machine which worked overnight to tally up votes and spew forth a Top Ten on perforated paper tape.

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