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Circle of Friends

Based on the Maeve Binchy novel of the same title - a coming-of-age story involving the lives and loves of three young Irish girls in late 1950s Dublin. Stifled by the small village community in which they grew up, the girls jump at the chance to leave Knockglen to attend college in Dublin. Three C...

Main Cast:

  • Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows Alan Cumming, Aidan Gillen, Colin Firth, Mick Lally

Locations:

  • Thomastown, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny; Dublin City
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Broken Harvest

Broken Harvest is set in 1950's Ireland framed by modern-day New York. It deals with a bitter feud between two farmers who had taken opposite sides in the Irish Civil War many years before and who had also fought for the love of the same woman. When the feud is reawakened in the '50s it causes a maj...

Main Cast:

  • Colin Lane, Marian Quinn, Niall O'Brian, Darren McHugh, Joe Jeffers, Joy Florish

Locations:

  • Castletownkenneigh, Ballydehob, Co. Cork; Rosenallis, Co. Laois; Wicklow Mountains; New York City
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A Man of No Importance

Alfie, a Dublin bus conductor in 1962, lives with his sister Lily and feels a close affinity with Oscar Wilde. He works the bus route with his young friend Robbie and enchants his passengers by reciting poetry to them. He is inspired to stage Wilde's Salome when a young country girl steps aboard his...

Main Cast:

  • Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Rufus Senell, Tara Fitzgerald, Patrick Malahide, Anna Manahan, David Kelly

Locations:

  • Dublin City
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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Set in Ireland in the 1950s, this is the story of nine year old Barry O'Neill, altar boy and innocent, who has a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the ensuing snowball of religious euphoria that threatens to turn him into a saint. Father McAteer is ecstatic; Barry is reluctant to disabuse him w...

Main Cast:

  • Tom Wilkinson, Kevin McNally, Gabrielle Reidy, Lorraine Pilkington, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Gabriel Byrne

Locations:

  • Donaghmore, Co. Laois
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Ailsa

Adapted from Joe O'Connor's short story of the same name in his collection, True Believers, Ailsa tells the story of Miles Butler who lives an uneventful life with his girlfriend Sara until he discovers the body of his landlord in a neighbouring apartment. The tragedy of this moment makes a deep imp...

Main Cast:

  • Brendan Coyle, Andrea Irvine, Gary Lydon, Juliette Gruber, Blanaid Irvine

Locations:

  • Dublin City and County
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Snakes and Ladders

Jean and Kate, partners in a comic street performance, share a room, a friendship and a fondness for Martin, an attractive musician. When he proposes to Jean in the Ladies toilet, she cannot resist. Under pressure from her mother and her cronies in the 'Dead Husbands Club' who are planning the perfe...

Main Cast:

  • Pom Boyd, Gina Moxley, Sean Hughes, Rosaleen Linehan, Cathy White, Paudge Behan

Locations:

  • Dublin, Berlin
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Nothing Personal

Adapted by Daniel Mornin from his novel All Our Fault, Nothing Personal revolves around opposing paramilitary groups during a precarious ceasefire in 1970's Belfast. The film follows a squad of Loyalist paramilitaries led by the war-weary Kenny, and his psychopathic accomplice, Ginger. Tommy, a youn...

Main Cast:

  • Ian Hart, John Lynch, James Frain, Gerard McSorley, Michael Gambon, Ruaidhr√≠ Conroy, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Jenifer Courtney

Locations:

  • Ringsend, Dublin
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Last of the High Kings

The year is 1977, the place is Dublin, and the music is Thin Lizzy. Based on Ferdia MacAnna's novel of the same name, Last of the High Kings tells the story of Frankie, who is convinced he's going to fail his school exams and that all his dreams will be on the scrap heap. He's becoming increasingly ...

Main Cast:

  • Catherine O'Hara, Gabriel Byrne, Jared Leto, Colm Meaney, Stephen Rea, Christina Ricci, Renee Weldon, Lorraine Pilkington, Emily Mortimer, Karl Hayden, Jason Barry

Locations:

  • Howth, Dublin
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My Friend Joe

A family film telling the story of two children, each of whom dreams of belonging to the other's world. Chris feels bored with his whole family, and longs for the excitement and adventure of a travelling circus, while the mysterious androgynous Joe wants to be part of a loving and settled environmen...

Main Cast:

  • John Cleere, Schuyler Fisk, Stanley Townsend, Pauline McGlynn

Locations:

  • Dublin
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Guiltrip

Set in a midlands garrison town, Guiltrip explores the claustrophobic terror of a violent relationship. Liam and Tina are a married couple in their mid-twenties; late one night Liam arrives home drunk and a violent row erupts between them. Through a series of flashbacks we see how each of them has s...

Main Cast:

  • Andrew Connolly, Jasmine Russell, Peter Hanly, Michelle Houlden, Pauline McLynn, Mikel Murfi, Frankie McCafferty

Locations:

  • Maynooth; Leixlip, Co. Kildare
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