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The Looking Glass

This portrait of a young man on the brink of fatherhood moves quickly from familiar drama into dark fairytale. Paul, a young man planning to marry his pregnant girlfriend, finds his values challenged and his life upended by the arrival of his sinister, sexually predatory, future mother-in-law. In...

Main Cast:

  • Patrick O’Donnell, Natalia Kostrzewa, Sanne Hulst, Eddie Webber

Locations:

  • Meath
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The Guard

In this comedy-thriller set on the west coast of Ireland, Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has b...

Main Cast:

  • Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle

Locations:

  • Galway, Wicklow
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The Fading Light

As their mother slips into the last stages of a fatal illness, her three children gather under the same roof in Dublin for the first time in a long while. Cathy, back from London where she's trying to be an actress; Yvonne, living the good life as the wife of a yuppie businessman; and Peter, who has...

Main Cast:

  • Valene Kane, Emma Eliza Regan, Bibbi Larsson, Patrick O’Donnell

Locations:

  • Dublin
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Snap

This carefully constructed film depicts three generations of a family, all in denial about events in which they were undeniably implicated. Their journeys towards confrontation with the truth and with their own motives reveal the humanity behind seemingly inhuman actions. Sandra struggles to piec...

Main Cast:

  • Aisling O’Sullivan, Eileen Walsh, Stephen Moran

Locations:

  • Cork
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Sensation

A darkly comic love story that starts out as a story of lust. When his father dies, Donal, who has no interest at all in the family farm, strikes up a relationship with an antipodean escort girl called Kim. At first they are client and call-girl, then evolve into lovers, and finally - making use of ...

Main Cast:

  • Domhnall Gleeson, Luanne Gordon, Patrick Ryan

Locations:

  • Wicklow
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Seaside Stories

This film, with its intertwining storylines, was developed through improvisation and workshop techniques with a mixture of professional actors, amateurs and children in Ennistymon. Locky, a boy of 10, lives with Anna, who is his grandmother but who he believes is his mother. When Anna's daughter,...

Main Cast:

  • Fionn de Búrca, Jacinta Sheerin, Maggie Byrne, Michael Diamond, Gerard Howard

Locations:

  • Clare
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Rewind

Karen lives an apparently straightforward and happy life in a small town with her husband and young daughter. One day Karl, an old acquaintance, turns up unexpectedly. For Karen, the past invades and shatters her idyllic present, and she must confront the person she once was but thought she had buri...

Main Cast:

  • Allen Leech, Amy Huberman, Owen McDonnell

Locations:

  • Kildare
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Outcast

As Mary and her teenage son, Fergal, move to yet another new home, it becomes clear that they are living their lives on the run, hiding from someone or something, terrified of being found. Trying, as usual, to make new friends wherever they find themselves, Fergal wins the affections of a beautiful...

Main Cast:

  • James Nesbitt, Kate Dickie

Locations:

  • Galway
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My Brothers

Over the Halloween weekend of 1987 three young brothers embark on an epic quest: to win and bring back to their dying father a replacement for his beloved watch, which came from an amusement arcade in Ballybunnion where all their family holidays together were spent. Noel (17), Paudie (12) and Scw...

Main Cast:

  • Timmy Creed, Paul Courtney, TJ Griffin, Kate Ashfield, Don Wycherley

Locations:

  • Cork
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Five Day Shelter

An ensemble drama that interweaves the lives of several characters in a contemporary urban setting over five days, the film portrays people living untenable existences of quiet desperation. The characters, and the animals in their lives, fleetingly interact; human nature and animal instinct intercha...

Main Cast:

  • John Lynch, Kate Dickie, Ger Ryan, Michael Fitzgerald, Marcella Plunkett, Stella McCusker, Emma Tuthill

Locations:

  • Louth
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