Category: Exclusives

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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Irish Short Film: Watch 'Fallen Bird'

Irish Short Film: Watch ‘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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Reel Horror Show: Episode 10

Reel Horror Show: Episode 10

| December 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

To see the year off, our yuletide yetis, Ali Doyle, Conor Dowling, Conor McMahon and Mark Sheridan gathered together roasting corpses on an open fire and discussing their latest horror oglings.

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SuperPod: 2017 - A Year of Heroes

SuperPod: 2017 – A Year of Heroes

| December 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

The cybernetically reconstructed Richard Drumm is joined by antiquities dealer Paul Farren to aim fire at Justice League and Thor Ragnarock and look back on the year of Superhero and Comic Book Films.

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Our Favourite Irish Films of 2017

Our Favourite Irish Films of 2017

| December 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

2017 was another strong year for Irish film with a fine fettle of fiction and fact, reflected in our ten choices. There’s gangsters and spacecrafts – sadly not in the same film – revenge and roller skates, campaigns and epic journeys, love and painters, soul mates and pioneers. 

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'The Limit Of...' Director Alan Mulligan & Actor Laurence O'Fuarain

‘The Limit Of…’ Director Alan Mulligan & Actor Laurence O’Fuarain

| December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ahead of an IFTA screening, Gemma Creagh chatted to Alan Mulligan, the writer/director of ‘The Limit Of…’ and actor Laurence O’Fuarain who plays a man who is pushed to his limits, and beyond, in a tense thriller set against the backdrop of Ireland’s banking sector.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Photo City

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Photo City

| December 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff send us a snapshot of ‘Photo City’, a portrait of photography itself as told through the lens of the citizens of a place defined by the art form. 

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Kerry Film Festival - T.A.L.K: What is your Film Festival Action Plan?

Kerry Film Festival – T.A.L.K: What is your Film Festival Action Plan?

| December 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry was at the second discussion at T.A.L.K – What is your Film Festival Action Plan?

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Alan Maher, producer of 'Song of Granite'

Alan Maher, producer of ‘Song of Granite’

| December 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh sat down with Alan Maher of Marcie Films to discuss the ins and outs of producing Pat Collins’ Song of Granite, the life story of traditional Sean-nós singer Joe Heaney, from County Galway.

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Bharat Nalluri, Director of 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

Bharat Nalluri, Director of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

| December 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Bharat Nalluri talked to Film Ireland about reinventing a classic tale for a modern audience.

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Irish Film Review: Song of Granite

Irish Film Review: Song of Granite

| December 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hannah Lemass sings the praises of Pat Collins’ ‘Song of Granite’ a film about the life of the renowned traditional sean-nós singer, Joe Heaney.

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Irish Film Review: The Breadwinner

Irish Film Review: The Breadwinner

| December 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Anthony Kirby was at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to see the Angelina Jolie executive produced Irish animated film The Breadwinner, which is being tipped for Oscar success and was recently awarded Best Animated Feature by LA Film Critics Association.

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Kerry Film Festival - T.A.L.K Creative Kerry Abroad

Kerry Film Festival – T.A.L.K Creative Kerry Abroad

| December 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry was at the Creative Kerry Abroad session of T.A.L.K, a set of sessions including panel discussions, in conversation and Q& A sessions.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: No Party for Billy Burns

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: No Party for Billy Burns

| December 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff rides into town and checks out Padraig Conaty’s film about a shy and awkward, Wild West obsessed Billy Burns, whose cheerful cowboy fixation masks the scars of a childhood tragedy.

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Reel Horror Show: Episode 9

Reel Horror Show: Episode 9

| December 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

The macabre members of Reel Horror Show return to walk with you in nightmares.

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Want to Work Abroad? Panel Discussion for Filmmakers

Want to Work Abroad? Panel Discussion for Filmmakers

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Join us at Filmbase for a practical and detailed discussion about the legalities and logistics involved in moving to another country for the purposes of your career.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Lodgers

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Lodgers

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff gets gothic at ‘The Lodgers’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Early Irish Cinema: Screening the Funeral of Thomas Ashe, September-October 1917

Early Irish Cinema: Screening the Funeral of Thomas Ashe, September-October 1917

| November 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon explores the significance of a special newsreel film of the funeral of Thomas Ashe 100 years ago.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Condemned to Remember

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Condemned to Remember

| November 28, 2017 | Comments (1)

Sean O’Rourke reviews Gerry Gregg’s film in which Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on epic journey across a Europe in turmoil.

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Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: Irish Stories - Shorts Programme

Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: Irish Stories – Shorts Programme

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry finds strong stories being told at the Irish Stories – Shorts Programme at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer was at the Cork Film Festival for Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera, a programme of short films made in and about Cork from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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The Actors’ Room: Geraldine McAlinden

The Actors’ Room: Geraldine McAlinden

| November 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

In this episode of The Actors Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Geraldine McAlinden.

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Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: The Crest

Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: The Crest

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (1)

Eleanor McSherry was at the Kerry Film Festival for opening night film, ‘The Crest’, a story of family, immigration and the value of tradition and culture.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Man Who Invented Christmas

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (1)

Sean O’Rourke gets festive for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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