Audio Interview: Tom Smith author of ‘Child 44’

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A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”

In this audio interview, author of the 2008 novel of the same name, Tom Smith, talks about the film as a detective story, the character of General Mikhail Nesterov, and working with the cast.

 

Child 44 is in currently in cinemas.

 

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Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with director Aoife Kelleher & producer Rachel Lysaght of ‘One Million Dubliners’

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The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19 – 22 March  2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films.

In this podcast Alexis chats to the director Aoife Kelleher and producer Rachel Lysaght, whose award-winning documentary One Million Dubliners explores life, death and the afterlife through a journey of Glasnevin Cemetery in North Dublin.

 

“All these here once walked around Dublin. Faithful departed. As you are now so once were we.”Ulysses, James Joyce

 

One Million Dubliners screened on Friday, 20th March 2015 at the Irish Film Festival, Boston.

 

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Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Niall Heery, writer/director of Gold

Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Dawn Morrissey, Festival Director

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Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Niall Heery, writer/director of ‘Gold’

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The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19th – 22nd March  2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films.

In this podcast Alexis chats to Niall Heery the writer/director of Gold, an offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years to reconnect with his teenage daughter and ex-wife.

 

Gold screened on Thursday, 19th March 2015 at the Irish Film Festival, Boston.

 

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Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Dawn Morrissey, Festival Director

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Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Dawn Morrissey, Festival Director

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The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19th – 22nd March  2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films.

In this first podcast Alexis chats to Festival Director Dawn Morrissey about putting the festival together and the need for an Irish Film Festival in Boston.

 

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Capital Irish Film Festival: Audio Interview with producer Dave Farrell & actor Colin Farrell of ‘A Terrible Beauty’

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A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis screened at the Capital Irish Film Festival (5 – 8 February).  The 93-minute feature docudrama set during the Irish Rebellion of 1916 tells the largely untold story of displaced young men, women and children caught up in a chain of events which would have tragic consequences leaving many innocent people dead.

Adam McPartlan talks to producer Dave Farrell and actor Colin Farrell, who plays Frank Shouldice, about the film.

Interviews from the festival:

Capital Irish Film Festival: Audio Interview with Sinéad O’Brien, director of ‘Blood Fruit’

Capital Irish Film Festival: Audio Interview with Anne Anderson, the 17th Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Capital Irish Film Festival: Audio Interview with Paddy Meskell, Chairman of the Board of Solas Nua

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