In this podcast, Natasha Waugh talks to Ruth Barton about her latest book Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century, a comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish cinema.
In this in-depth discussion, amongst other things, Natasha and Ruth discuss
- what makes an Irish film
- preoccupations within Irish cinema
- a multiplicity of filmmakers making a multiplicity of films
- the success of the animation industry
- gender representation
- short film
- Northern Irish cinema
- the lack of diversity in the industry
- what’s next for Irish cinema
Ruth Barton is Associate Professor in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She has published widely on Irish cinema and her works include Irish National Cinema (2004) and Acting Irish in Hollywood (2006). She is a regular film critic on RTÉ radio’s Arena.
Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century is available to buy now.