Category: Exclusives

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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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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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 (3)

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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