Trailer: Dark Lies the Island

Written by Irish author Kevin Barry and based around characters he created for his own short story collection, Ian Fitzgibbon’s (Death of a Superhero) pitch-black comedy centres on a small Irish town over a week-long period.

If you’re going get involved with men in a small Irish town, they might as well be the Mannions – and Sara is involved up to her neck. The Mannions are a feuding family in the town of Dromord who are all set at each other. Sara is married to Daddy Mannion but holding a candle for her first love, his son Doggy. When she also gets involved with his brother, trouble looms.

An impressive Irish cast including Peter Coonan, Charlie Murphy, Pat Shortt and Moe Dunford flesh out this unique, dark, comedy which offers on-the-nose observations about Irish life.

 

 

 

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Trailer: An Engineer Imagines

 

Underappreciated at home in Ireland until now, Peter Rice has a global reputation as one of the most important engineers of the 20th Century making groundbreaking contributions to many of the most celebrated buildings in world architecture such as the Sydney Opera House, the Lloyd’s Building in London, the Inverted Pyramid at the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

The new trailer gives a preview of BAFTA-Award winning director and cinematographer Marcus Robinson’s stunning 35mm time-lapse photography that sensationally showcase Rice’s extraordinary buildings.

 

An Engineer Imagines will be on limited release in Irish cinemas 1st March.  

 

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‘The Hole In The Ground’ in Cinemas March 1st

 

Lee Cronin’s The Hole In The Ground will be released in Irish and UK cinemas on Friday, 1st March.

The film which will have its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival later this month is Cronin’s feature debut which he co-wrote with Stephen Shields.  It stars Séana Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary), James Quinn Markey (Vikings), James Cosmo (T2 Trainspotting), Simone Kirby (Jimmy’s Hall), Steve Wall (An Klondike) and Kati Outinen (Le Havre).

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill (Séana Kerslake) is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris (James Quinn Markey). A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

Speaking about the cinema release, director Lee Cronin said: “I’m so excited to finally be bringing The Hole in the Ground to my home crowd. It’s a film with a uniquely unsettling Irish identity, and one that I hope will terrify people both when they are in the cinema, and long after they go home and turn the lights out. A short month after it’s world premiere at Sundance, Irish cinema-goers will be right there as the first in the world to be able to see the film as a big screen experience. Horror is best served in a dark room with lots of people crawling on edge together. We made a movie with that in mind”.

The Hole in the Ground was shot on location in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow and was produced by Conor Barry and John Keville for Savage Productions with Benoit Roland and Ulla Simonen for Wrong Men and MADE.  The film was funded by Screen Ireland, the BAI and Headgear Films with support coming from Wallimages and the Finnish Film Foundation.

Wildcard Distribution will be releasing the film in Ireland.

Vertigo Releasing will be distributing the film in the UK.

 

 

 

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Trailer: Cellar Door

Cellar Door tells the story of young lover Aidie (Karan Hassan) as she searches for her son while in the grip of the Church. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers uncontrollable shifts in time and place that send her spiralling. With a unique point of view on a familiar trauma, Cellar Door cuts deep into Aidie’s subjective experience.

Something is forcing Aidie to relive the moments that led to her being institutionalised. Aidie must work out the mystery, break free from the cycle and find her son.

At its core,Cellar Door is an emotional, character driven story. At its surface, it is a physical manifestation of the state of Aidie’s mind. The film is the journey from that core to that surface. It is a subjective study of Aidie as she unravels the emotionally charged mystery of her life.

Cellar Door is a moving mystery thriller – an exploration of love regained and loss relived – that ends with a jolt as Aidie awakens to something beyond all expectations

In Select Cinemas January 25th

Cert 15A

Running Time 90 minutes

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Trailer: The Little Stranger’

 

Feast your eyes on the first trailer for Lenny Abrahamson’s latest feature, The Little Stranger, set for release later this year.

 

The drama, which is adapted for the screen by Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl), features Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, and Charlotte Rampling among its cast.The Little Stranger is produced by Element’s Ed Guiney and Exec produced by Andrew Lowe.

 

Gleeson plays Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked.  The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries.  But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.  When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

 
 

 

 

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Review: Fifty Shades Freed

DIR: James Foley • WRI: Niall Leonard • PRO: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James, Marcus Viscidi  DOP:  • ED: David S. Clark, Richard Francis-Bruce, Debra Neil-Fisher • MUS: Danny Elfman • DES: Nelson Coates • CAST: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Arielle Kebbel

In this final instalment of the Fifty Shades trilogy Anastasia Steele, the new Mrs. Grey, finally grows a backbone (in and out of the bedroom). Yes, the whole marketing pitch for Fifty Shades is the dominant/submissive ‘relationship’ between Christian and Anastasia, but we can’t deny that we love a strong, independent woman. While I would never put Ana Steele in the bracket of heroines we aspire to be like, it’s nice to see Christian is no longer the only ‘dom’ in the relationship; Ana is now topping from the bottom.

This film is one to watch with your girlfriends, to laugh and cringe at just how bad it is; I’m afraid it has not improved or learned from the last two bad movies. In Fifty Shades Freed we get a handful of sex scenes, to say they’re steamy would be an insult to the word, but the soundtrack that accompanies them heats things up a little. It is a mostly sultry and well chosen soundtrack performed by various artists, including Dua Lipa, Julia Michaels, Jessie J, Bishop Briggs, and Rita Ora, and it is my favourite aspect of the movie.

The plot in this movie is based completely on the threat that Jack Hyde, Ana’s ex-boss and now stalker, has to their way of life; as well as the threat of an impending baby… dun dun dun!!! A baby that Christian does not want to share Ana with. Now that we’re in the third movie, Christian’s control is no longer coming across as remotely hot (not that it ever did), but more like a child stomping his feet at the unfairness of not getting what he wants. Christian’s childish and selfish ways are growing old at this stage, and are grating on Ana too, as she tells him to grow up or she’ll raise the baby by herself (which would probably be the best thing for everyone involved; Christian Grey as a father, an inspirational role model? Now that’s funny). His constant calls checking up on his wife, the protective detail that he has watching her, giving her a bodyguard that is hotter than he is (bad move Christian), and the revenge sex that he uses on Ana to prove how angry she makes him when she disobeys, are so infuriating, rather than sexy. However, it’s good to see Ana voice her annoyance with her husband and stand her ground, rather than quiver (pun intended).

Fifty Shades Freed tries to be grittier, attempting to be like a thriller, and failing miserably, I wouldn’t even know what category to put this under… bad erotica, that tries to be a thriller? We get a car chase, some creepy phone calls, and a kidnapping, none of which, in the sphere of Fifty Shades, ignite any feelings of caring for what happens to the characters; and thrown into the mix a few sex scenes, including one in a car, and another in the kitchen, using ice cream! Kinky. We see less of the red room, and less of the bedroom, less whips and chains, we get a few glimpses of Dornan’s bum, and lots of shots of Johnson’s body, but nothing in the way that would ignite your fire. It was all fairly… lacklustre really; and yet I still had to laugh at just how hard they tried to steer this in a different direction to the previous two, to give it a bit more gravitas.

So, after all that, what is it that draws so many people to this franchise? Let’s be honest it’s definitely not the cringy dialogue, the barely-there plot, or the tepid chemistry between the two main actors… so what’s left to like? Well, Jamie Dornan’s body for one, the soundtrack, the great style and lipstick choices worn by Mrs. Grey (honestly there are many magazine articles based solely on the lipstick used), and Dakota Johnson really seems to find her feet in this new, bold version of Ana. But if you’re thinking of watching Fifty Shades Freed…don’t. The tag-line should be enough of a warning to avoid it: ‘Don’t miss the climax’…really?

Just watch the trailer and you’ll get the same amount of ‘excitement’ as you would if you saw the whole movie.

Shauna Fox

18 (See IFCO for details)

105 minutes
Fifty Shades Freed is released 9th February 2018

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Trailer: Making The Grade

 

Ken Wardrop’s Making The Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.

The filmmakers travelled the length and breadth of the country to film with teachers and their students as they prepared for their piano grade exams. The film features characters from as far afield as Kylemore Abbey in the West, to Derry City in the North and down to Crosshaven, Cork in the South.

 

Making The Grade will screen at this year’s SXSW film festival and is in Irish cinemas from 13th April.

Making The Grade is a Reel Art film funded by the Arts Council and operated in association with Filmbase.

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Trailer: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly anticipated The Killing of a Sacred Deer  will be released in cinemas on November 3rd .

Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic ) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

The film was produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, the producers of The Lobster and Oscar-winner Room. It was financed by Film4 and the Irish Film Board, who also were financiers of The Lobster , and New Sparta Films, whose involvement was brokered by HanWay Films. The project was developed by Element Pictures and Film4. HanWay Films are the worldwide sales agent.

 

 

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Trailer: The Drummer and The Keeper

 

The Drummer and The Keeper tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story, shows the strength of the human bond, in the face of adversity.

Written and directed by Nick Kelly, whose short film Shoe was shortlisted for an Academy Award, The Drummer and The Keeper was produced by Kate McColgan for Calico Pictures, with support from the Irish Film Board.

 

The Drummer and The Keeper is in cinemas from 8th September 2017

 

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Trailer: Cardboard Gangsters

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The official trailer for Mark O’Connor’s gritty Dublin gangland feature Cardboard Gangsters has been released.

The film is now set for an Irish release on Friday, 16th June.

Cardboard Gangsters, which stars John Connors (King of the Travellers, Love/Hate), Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did), and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, Eastenders) follows a group of wannabe gangsters as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

 

Jay Connolly (Connors) is a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer.  When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time for him and his gang to enter the big leagues. This attracts the attention of the local King Pin and sets Jay down a violent and bloody path.

 

Wowing festival audiences around the globe, the film picked up three awards at Manchester Film Festival (Best Actor, Best Feature Film and Film of the Festival) earlier this year and was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California last week where it was described as having “the feverish temperament of a Guy Ritchie picture, the ghetto angst of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, and the realism of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh’s finest films. Unflinching, sadistic, and unabashedly realistic.”

 

The film was directed by Mark O’Connor who co-wrote the screenplay with John Connors.  It was produced for Stalker Films and Five Knight Films in association with Filmbase and with the support of the BAI, Egg Post Production and TV3.

 

Cardboard Gangsters will be released in Irish cinemas on the 16th June by Wildcard Distribution.

 

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Trailer: The Three Don’ts

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Paddy Murphy’s The Three Don’ts tells the story of Jason and Benson; two normal, down on their luck, broke twenty-somethings in Limerick, Ireland. They receive an opportunity to make a lot of money for a “Simple Job” from the enigmatic and dangerous Banger. The only thing he asks is that they follow The Three Don’ts. If they can do that they might just make it through the night alive…

 

Well, that’s if the gangs, assassins or drug kingpin don’t get them first.

 

 

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Trailer: Brain on Fire

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Gerard Barrett’s new film Brain on Fire stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Susannah Cahalan, a journalist at the New York Post who suffers from an inexplicable illness that has her hearing voices, hallucinating, battling bouts of paranoia and lashing out during violent episodes.

Described as a a medical mystery psychological drama, the full cast includes Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tyler Perry, Thomas Mann, Vincent Gale, Nicole LaPlaca, Navid Negahban, Agam Darshi, with an appearance by Jenny Slate

 

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Trailer ‘A Date for Mad Mary’

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A Date for Mad Mary tells the story of ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returning to Drogheda after a short spell in prison – for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes.

Darren Thornton’s debut feature is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days, starring Seána Kerslake (Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope, The Lobster), Tara Lee (Raw, The Fall) and Charleigh Bailey.

“Deservedly receiving a standing ovation for its exceptional central performances and seamless ability to shift between the comic and the poignant, this moving story of friendship, family and love is note-perfect in its execution and provides real evidence of the depth of talent within Irish filmmaking at this moment.”

Read Conn Holohan’s review of A Date For Mad Mary from the Galway Film Fleadh here 

A Date For Mad Mary is in cinemas 2nd September 2016

 

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Teaser Trailer: Cardboard Gangsters

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Mark O’Connor’s latest film Cardboard Gangsters stars John Connors as a small time drug dealer who, together with his group of cardboard gangsters attempts to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

To whet your appetite the filmmakers have released an exclusive clip from the film.


 

 

To mark the world premiere, there will be a pre-screening party in the Roisin Dubh which will have live music from acts who feature on the films soundtrack including Patti Smith Blues Band, Fifth Element, Jambo, Trom and God Creative and Crimes Against.

The party, which is open to the public and will take place 5pm – 8pm, is co-sponsored by the Craic Festival.

The film will screen on Saturday 9th July at 10pm at the Galway Film Fleadh and will be released in cinemas later this year by Wildcard Distribution.

 

Buy tickets for Cardboard Gangsters World Premiere, Saturday 9th July at 10pm in the Town Hall Theatre:  http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/index.php/project/cardboard-gangsters/

Buy tickets for the Roisin Dubh pre-screening party: http://www.roisindubh.net/gig-details.html?listingID=7128

 

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Trailer: The Young Offenders

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The makers of the upcoming comedy feature The Young Offenders have released a teaser trailer giving a taste of what audiences are in store for when the film hits Irish cinemas in September.

 

 

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of coke.

The film will have its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday 8th July.  The hotly anticipated screening in the Town Hall Theatre is one of the Fleadh’s top picks and is selling out fast.
Directed by first-time feature writer/director Peter Foott and introduces new talents Alex Murphy and Chris Walley.  Well known stand-up comedian PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera) and Hilary Rose (Republic of Telly) also star in the comedy.  Foott is no stranger to comedy as he is an award-winning writer/director on the Republic of Telly who also directed The Rubber Bandits infamous Horse Outside video.

 

The film was shot in some of the most iconic locations around Cork city and along the Wild Atlantic Way last summer.

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Trailer: Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter

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Take a look at the trailer for new Irish horror Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter. The film is directed by Zoe Kavanagh.
 
A young girl tormented by the tragedies of her past is brought in for questioning by the police over the death of a man, who she claims to be a demon. Detective Beckett realizes this is the same girl he made a broken promise to six years ago that he’d find the monster that raped and murdered her 12 year old sister. The girl warns of a powerful man named Falstaff who will stop at nothing to claim her soul, Falstaff abducts Detective Beckett’s daughter and now this young girl is his only hope and ally in rescuing his daughter from this demonic cult and proving to him that Taryn Barker is the Demon Hunter.

 

The film stars Niamh Hogan in the lead role, supported by Michael Parle as Demon Lord Falstaff, and Alan Talbot, Kevin O’Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis. It was written by Zoe Kavanagh and Tony Flynn, and produced by Victor McGowan, Anna Ginjaume Grieve, Zoe Kavanagh, Matthew Taylor, and Stephen Horgan.

 
 

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Trailer: Hostage to the Devil

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Causeway Pictures has released the new trailer for the upcoming indie documentary Hostage to the Devil.  Over 5 years in production, director Marty Stalker has made a film which examines age old questions about the existence of the Devil and the debate over good vs evil, all through the life of a controversial Irish-born Jesuit priest, Fr Malachi Martin.

 

 

Using first person-interviews with paranormal experts such as Lorraine Warren, Ralph Sarchie and John Zaffis, along with dramatic reconstructions, archival evidence and words straight from Martin, this spine-chilling documentary takes the audience on a journey through an extraordinary life; marked by battles against the Vatican, scandal, contention and most of all, a deep and all-encompassing belief in the theory and practice of exorcism.

The film explains in graphic detail the process and outcomes of such an ordeal, including the horrifying case study of a four year old girl, whom Fr Martin assessed as requiring exorcism– this was to be the last case he was involved in before he died in mysterious circumstances.

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Trailer: Mammal

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Rebecca Daly’s new drama Mammal, which has just had its world premiere in the World Drama Competition at the 2016  Sundance Film Festival in Utah, stars Rachel Griffiths as a grieving mother battling both her violent ex-husband (Michael McElhatton) and her interest in the homeless young man (Barry Keoghan) she meets at her local swimming pool. Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband’s grieving rage.
 
Mammal was produced by Macdara Kelleher and Conor Barry for Fastnet Films  and was funded by the Irish Film Board (IFB), Luxembourg Film Fund, BAI, TV3 and the Netherlands Film Fund.The  film will be distributed by Wildcard Distribution and is set for an Irish cinema release later this year.
 

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Trailer: The Survivalist

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Bulldog Film Distribution today released the first trailer for the captivating thriller The Survivalist (Cert 18), which will be released in Irish cinemas on February 12th 2016.  Filmed in Northern Ireland, the film stars Martin McCann (’71, Jump, Killing Bono), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac Part II, A Cure For Wellness) and Olwen Fouéré (This Must be the Place).

 

 

 

The Survivalist was written and directed by Northern Ireland-born Stephen Fingleton, who has picked up a number of accolades for his work on the film, including; Best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards, Best New Narrative Director and Special Jury Mention at Tribeca, and most recently, a nomination in the Outstanding Debut category of the British Academy Film Awards.

 

In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits.  When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board.  But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.

 

A captivating thriller, The Survivalist marks the feature debut of writer-director Stephen Fingleton.  The Survivalist was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey (Silence, Cake), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) through The Fyzz Facility.  Shot in Northern Ireland the film was financed by The Fyzz Facility, BFI and Northern Ireland Screen in association with Goldcrest.

 

The Survivalist opens in selected cinemas across Ireland on February 12th 2016.

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Trailer: Sing Street

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Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.

 

He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the ‘80s, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their hearts into writing lyrics and shooting videos.

 

Directed by John Carney, Sing Street features a memorable soundtrack with hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis.

 

Sing Street will  be opening the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on February 18th, and Lionsgate UK will release Sing Street in cinemas in Ireland on March 18th

 

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Trailer: Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’

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The trailer for Room is available to watch online. From acclaimed director Lenny Abrahamson and based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room stars Brie Larson and a breakout performance from Jacob Tremblay, with three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen.

Room is released in Irish cinemas on 15th January 2016.

 

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Trailer: The Lobster

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Element Pictures Distribution today released the first trailer from their joint acquisition of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster,  the English language debut of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

 

The Lobster is a love story set in the near future, when single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live, and he falls in love, although it is against The Loner’s rules.

 

Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, The Lobster is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death.

 

The Lobster is released on Irish cinemas from 16th October

 

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Trailer: Night People

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Night People is an Irish Sci-Fi / Horror film which marks the feature film directorial debut of Gerard Lough. The film was shot on location in Donegal and Dublin.

 

A pair of professional but badly mismatched criminals break into a vacant house to carry out an insurance scam. Awkwardly thrown together with an hour to kill, they reluctantly start telling each other tall tales. One concerns two friends who discover a mysterious device that may be of alien origin. The more they learn about it, the closer to breaking point their friendship is pushed. The other is about an ambitious business woman who provides a dating agency for wealthy fetishists. She attempts to escape this shady line of work by taking on a new client who’s  habits may be of the vampiric variety . As the night progresses the line between fiction and reality starts to blur and the hidden agendas of both thieves become apparent.

 

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Trailer: The Room

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The first trailer for The Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson has been released online.  The film is based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay.

The Room stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allenand and William H Macy and tells the story of a young boy growing up with his mother in a shed which he believes is the whole world, while she hides from him the fact that they are captives.

 

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Watch the Trailer For ‘Brooklyn’

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The new trailer for Brooklyn has been released.

 

 

Brooklyn, is the critically acclaimed, heart-breaking, movie starring Saoirse Ronan,, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and directed by John Crowley (Intermission) and is released in cinemas this November.
 
Set in the early 1950s, BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future – and love, in the shape of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen). When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma – a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.

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Official Trailer for Gerard Barrett’s ‘Glassland’ Released Online

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The new official trailer for Gerard Barrett’s Glassland has just been released. Featuring Toni Collette, Jack Reynor and Will Poulter, Glassland opens in cinemas on April 17th.

Glassland also screens at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film

In in a desperate bid to save his mother (Toni Collette) from addiction and unite his broken family, a young taxi driver ( Jack Reynor) on the fringes of the criminal underworld is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. But will John be prepared to act when the time comes knowing that whatever he decides to do, his and his family’s lives will be changed forever.

 

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Watch the trailer for ‘Aonrú’

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The trailer for new short film Aonrú is now available online.

Described as a richly textured documentary essay on isolation, loss and change, Aonrú offers a unique exploration of Cape Clear Island, West Cork and the extinction of its indigenous fishing industry. Fusing archive footage and observational camera techniques, this portrait of an island facing uncertainty celebrates one of mankind’s oldest endeavours and questions its place in modern day rural Ireland.

Directed by Dominic de Vere, produced by Jason Gaffney with sound design by Danny Crowley (Hunger, Control) Aonrú is co funded by Bord Iascaigh Mhara and has been developed alongside Cork Screen Commission.

The film will be entering the Irish, UK and European festival circuit from February 2015.

 

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Trailer released online for ‘How To Be Happy’

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The trailer for How To Be Happy has been released online. The comedy feature film stars Brian Gleeson as Cormac, a marriage guidance counsellor who starts sleeping with his clients, and Flor (Gemma-Leah Devereux), a private detective hired to investigate his antics.  The film is set to premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh on Sunday, 14th July. Due to demand a second screening has been organised. Both screenings are now sold-out.

The feature film is written by award winning writer/director, Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings) and is directed by Michael Rob Costine, Mark Gaster and Brian O’Neill. The development of the script was a collaborative effort between Conor and the students of the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course

 

 

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IFI Present: Special Preview of Shane Meadows’ new film on The Stone Roses, ‘Made of Stone’

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Tickets available now for a special preview of Shane Meadows’ new film on The Stone Roses, Made of Stone, with a satellite Q&A at 7.30pm on 30th May at the IFI

In 2012 a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years. With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, Made Of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

Incorporating never-seen-before material spanning the band’s musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in the summer of 2012, Made in Stone is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.

The special preview at the IFI will include a satellite Q+A with members of The Stone Roses making a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.

Tickets are available NOW at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 5744 (12.30pm-9pm) or online at www.ifi.ie(24 hrs).

 

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‘Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder’ trailer online

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Jack is being bullied in work, so with a little help from his imaginary friend, Ralph, he begins to plot the murder of his bully, Pat.

Written and directed by Jeff Doyle and in association with Bold Puppy.

Starring; Jeff Doyle, Johnny Elliott, Chris Newman, Aisling Bodkin, John Connors, Stephen Clinch, Steve Wilson, Brian Fortune and many more.

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