We take a look at some of the Irish films coming your way in 2023.

We’ll update films, premieres, release dates and platforms and add reviews and interviews as they come in.

God’s Creatures (DIR: Saela Davis, Anna Rose Holmer  WRI: Shane Crowley)

Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

In cinemas 24th March 2023

In a windswept fishing village in Kerry, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic.

CAST: Emily Watson, Paul Mescal, Aisling Franciosi


Pray For Our Sinners (DIR: Sinead O’Shea)

In cinemas 21st April 2023.

Premiere at TIFF

Confronts Ireland’s recent history of brutality against children and women ranging from corporal punishment to state-sanctioned mother and baby homes.


Atomic Hope (DIR: Frankie Fenton)

In cinemas from 17th February 2023

Could nuclear energy be the solution to the climate crisis?  The film is an observational documentary which follows a tiny group of highly unpopular “pro-nuclear” activists who controversially believe we now need to urgently re-address our feelings on nuclear power if we are to have any hope of decarbonising our energy systems before the effects of catastrophic climate change wreak havoc.


Let The Wrong One In (WRI/DIR: Conor McMahon)

Premiere at Dublin International Film Festival

In cinemas 20th January 2023

A young supermarket worker discovers that his older brother is a vampire and must choose whether to save or slay him.

CAST: Anthony Head, Karl Rice, Eoin Duffy.

a playful nod-and-wink to the classics of the genre resulting in an entertaining romp of ridiculous gore, Irish jokes and practical effects – Aoife Fealy

Podcast: Conor McMahon, Writer/Director of ‘Let the Wrong One In’


Dates TBC

Flora And Son (WRI/DIR: John Carney)

Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Flora, a single mom is at war with her son, Max. Trying to find a hobby for Max, she rescues a guitar from a dumpster and finds that one person’s trash can be a family’s salvation.

CAST: Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt


L.O.L.A. (DIR: Andrew Legge  WRI: Andrew Legge, Angeli Macfarlane)

Premiere at Locarno International Film Festival

2 sisters in 1940 build a machine that can intercept broadcasts from the future.

CAST: Emma Appleton and Stefanie Martini 


Ballywalter (DIR: Prasanna Puwanarajah  WRI: Stacey Gregg)

Premiere at Belfast Film Festival

Eileen makes ends meet by working as an unlicensed driver in her ex-boyfriend’s minicab. When Shane calls a taxi to get him to his classes, Eileen answers and a surprising connection is made.

CAST: Seána Kerslake, Patrick Kielty 


 The Deepest Breath (DIR: Laura McGann)

Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2023

A champion and an expert safety diver seemed destined for one another despite the different paths they took to meet at pinnacle of the freediving world.


Lakelands (WRI/DIR: Robert Higgins, Patrick McGivney)

Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh 2022

Cian is a young Gaelic footballer struggling to comes to terms with a career-ending injury after an attack on a night out.  He undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town where Gaelic football is a religion, and identity is defined by what you can do on the pitch.

CAST: Éanna Hardwicke, Danielle Galligan, Lorcan Cranitch

“It’s the performances of Éanna Hardwicke and Danielle Galligan that linger most in the memory” – Stephen Burke


Four Mothers (DIR: Darren Thornton   WRI: Colin Thornton, Darren Thornton)

A struggling novelist who is forced to take care of three eccentric older women – and his own mother – over the course of one chaotic weekend in Dublin.

CAST: Fionnula Flanagan, James McArdle, Niamh Cusack, Adam Fergus


Apocalypse Clown (DIR: George Kane   WRI: Shane O’Brien, James Walmsley and Demian Fox)

A troupe of failed clowns and an ambitious reporter embark on a chaotic adventure of self-discovery after a mysterious solar event plunges the world into anarchy.

Cast: David Earl, Natalie Palamides, Amy De Bhrún, Fionn Foley, Tadhg Murphy, Ivan Kaye


God’s Creatures (DIR: Saela Davis, Anna Rose Holmer  WRI: Shane Crowley)

Premiere at Cannes Film Festival.

In a windswept fishing village in Kerry, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic.

CAST; Emily Watson, Paul Mescal, Aisling Franciosi


Shame//Less (DIR: Stephen Quinn, Noel Donnellon, Luke Faulkner  WRI: Stephen Quinn, Thomas Strong)

Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh.

Shot in Dublin’s iconic Boilerhouse sauna, Shame//Less transports the viewer on a kaleidoscopic cruise through Dublin’s queer underbelly. The film invites you to peer through the glory hole of post-marriage equality Dublin and see if you like it like that. Does that feel good? How about there? Careful now, you might even enjoy it.

CAST: Stephen Quinn, Kiara Gannon, Luis Nogera, Pradeep Mahadeshwar, Niall Keane, Vickey Curtis, Day Magee, Andrew Deering, Meg Woods, Karl Hayden


Sunlight (DIR: Claire Dix  WRI: Ailbhe Keogan)

Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2023

A recovering addict is caring for his terminally ill sponsor.

CAST: Ericka Roe, Barry Ward, Lydia McGuinness, Maureen Beattie


The Future Tense (Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor)

Premiere at Telluride Film Festival 2022

Structured around a plane journey from London to Dublin, the latest essay film by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor finds the pair weighing up whether to move to Ireland from the UK, uncertain about where they would feel most at home

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