Aoife O’Neill was at the 2020 Toronto Irish Film Festival for Seamus Heaney and the Music of what happens, Adam Low’s portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning poet.
Loretta Goff takes on The Sheriff, Grace Sweeney’s film which follows two candidates competing to be elected for this prolific role in two contrasting territories.
Emma Keyes celebrates ‘The 8th’ which traces Ireland’s campaign to remove the 8th Amendment – a constitutional ban on abortion.
Shauna Fox finds this live-action adaptation to be one soldier who simply cant be rescued.
June Butler reviews A Girl from Mogadishu, Mary McGuckian’s portrayal of Ifrah Ahmed’s campaign to end female genital mutilation after fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006.
Sarah Cullen takes a look at Tomás Ó Súilleabháin’s Irish-language feature ‘Arracht’, which is Ireland’s entry for the 2021 Oscars’ best international feature film category.
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.
Shauna Fox sees ghosts through Blind Windows.