David Deignan takes in a “vibrant shorts programme” at this year’s Dublin International Film Festival. This vibrant shorts programme, the fourth out of five screened as part of the Dublin International Film Festival, was diverse in terms of theme, tone and form. Programmer Si Edwards deserves props for his keen sense of pacing, with the eclectic selection of films complementing each other well. There were eight shorts screened in total, so here we’ll list some…
Sarah Cullen takes a look at Kim Longinotto’s powerful documentary which strips back the glamorous image of the Sicilian Mafia, showing the harsh reality of life, death and business at the hands of those who wield it.
David Deignan takes a look at Land Without God, an intimate portrait of a family coming to terms with decades of institutional abuse and the impact it has had and is still having on their lives.
David Deignan checks out Brian O’ Flaherty’s documentary, which tells the fascinating story of Sean O’Casey and Alfred Hitchcock’s collaboration on one of the very first British ‘talkies’ – an adaptation of Juno and the Paycock.
Anthony Kirby gets trapped in Neil Jordan’s latest film, ‘Greta’, which screened at this year’s Dublin Film Festival.
June Butler was at the Dublin International Film Festival for a screening of Sacha Polak’s Irish co-production ‘Dirty God’.
June Butler takes a look at Fearghal Ward and Adrian Duncan’s Reel Art film, Floating Structures, which shines a light on buildings and structures that seem as though they have emerged from another world.
Irene Falvey reflects on Gaza, Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell’s documentary, set among the communities who live in Gaza.
Stephen Porzio takes on the Mannions in ‘Dark Lies the Island’.
Dakota Heveron reviews Shane J. Collins’ take on modern Dublin ‘Dub Daze’.