Irene Falvey follows Colin Broderick’s film in which Northern Irish writer Matt Donnelly returns home to Tyrone having not been back for 30 years, to face the ghosts of his past.
Sandra Costello marvels at ‘Irish Destiny’ made soon after the events it depicted. The first fiction film dealing with the War of Independence in Ireland, a 35mm print of the film was restored and repatriated from the US by the IFI in the early 1990s.
Marija Laugalyte reflects on ‘The Castle’, Lina Lužytė’s psychological coming-of-age story which offers rare insights into the lives of economic migrants in Ireland.
Daniel Kiniry joins the Peloton and says “chapeau” to ‘The Racer’ from Directeur sportif Kieron J. Walsh.
Seán Crosson reviews Philip Doherty’s biblical black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins.
Seán Crosson returns to mid nineteen century Ireland in Tomás Ó Súilleabháin ‘Arracht’.
June Butler celebrates Daniel F. Holmes’ winning film.
Seán Crosson witnesses things crumbling in Peter Mackie Burns’ Rialto.
Aoife O’Neill discovers a cover-up involving police entrapment in Trevor Birney’s documentary The Dakota Entrapment Tapes.
Aoife O’Neill spends time with a dysfunctional adult his smart-ass 10-year-old nephew in Dave Minogue’s Poster Boys, which screened at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.