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Aithrí/Penance

Unequivocal about the need for violence to force Britain out of Ireland, Father Eoin O’Donnell seals the fate of the young and impressionable Antaine by convincing him to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later, the reappearance of the now-experienced gunman Antaine in a divided Derry t...

Main Cast:

  • Peter Coonan, Terry Byrne, Barry McGovern, Gerry McSorley, Diona Doherty, Dara Deveney, Padraig Parkinson

Locations:

  • Donegal, Derry
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Song of Granite

Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came ...

Main Cast:

  • Colm Seoighe
  • Mícheál Ó Confhaloa
  • Macdara Ó Fátharta
  • Pól Ó Ceannabháín

Locations:

  • Galway
  • Dublin
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Good Favour

A young man, Tom, walks out of an immense forest into the lives of a strictly devout Christian community carving out a remote existence in central Europe. They recognise that he bears the scars
of trauma, and he is welcomed by them. As he is initiated into their farming life and scriptural ...

Main Cast:

  • Vincent Romeo
  • Clara Ruggard
  • Lars Brygmann
  • Victoria Mayer
  • Alexandre Willaume
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Kissing Candice

Kooky but cool Candice meets the guy she has been dreaming of. He is sexy, mysterious, dangerous — and mixes with the wrong crowd.
In a neighbourhood increasingly intimidated by volatile, unpredictable youths, can he help her escape? Or lead her into far greater peril?

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Main Cast:

  • Ann Skelly
  • Ryan Lincoln
  • Ryan McParland
  • Conall Keating
  • Tony Doyle
  • Maghnús Foy
  • James Greene
  • John Lynch
  • Caitriona Ennis
  • Kwaku Fortune
  • Lalor Roddy

Locations:

  • Louth
  • Dublin
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The Belly of the Whale

In the dead of a North County Dublin winter, misfit teenager Joey Moody returns home in a foolhardy bid to reopen his family’s crumbling caravan park. When Joey burns down Ronald Tanner’s camper van, he is forced to find the cash to repay him. The desperate pair, bonded together in mi...

Main Cast:

  • Pat Shortt, Lewis MacDougall, Michael Smiley, Art Parkinson, Lauren Kinsella, Neili Conroy, Peter Coonan, Ronan Graham, Cian Callagher

Locations:

  • Dublin
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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana, who gives up her identity to provide for her family and to try to save her father’s life.

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Main Cast:

  • Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Liza Hamidi, Kawa Ada, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus
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The Drummer and the Keeper

The Drummer and the Keeper is the story of an unlikely friendship between a 25-year-old rock‘n’roll party animal with bipolar disorder who revels in rejecting society’s rules, and a 17-year-old goalkeeper who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and yearns to fit in.

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Main Cast:

  • Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Adrian Hudson, Peter Coonan, Aoibheann McGinnity, Charlie Kelly, Annie Ryan, Olwen Fouéré

Locations:

  • Dublin
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven, an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon is married to Anna, a respected ophthalmologist. They are well off and live a happy and healthy family life with their two children, Kim, 14 and Bob, 12. Steven has formed a friendship with Martin, a fatherless 16 year-old boy whom he has taken under...

Main Cast:

  • Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic
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Return to Montauk

It is winter in Montauk, at the far end of Long Island. There are two deck chairs on the windswept beach. The chairs are waiting for two people who have, for a long time, been lost to each other. He is a writer and has come from Berlin. She is a New York lawyer. Many years before, they had a flin...

Main Cast:

  • Bronagh Gallagher
  • Stellan Skarsgård
  • Susanne Wolff
  • Niels Arestrup
  • Nina Hoss
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The Lodgers

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an ...

Main Cast:

  • Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, David Bradley, Deirdre O'Kane, Moe Dunford

Locations:

  • Wexford, Donegal
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