Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.Read More »
Hilton Edwards – Return to Glennascaul (1952)1951-1960Hilton EdwardsHorrorIrelandShort Film
Marcus Robinson – An Engineer Imagines (2019)2011-2020ArchitectureDocumentaryIrelandMarcus Robinson
A cinematic homage to Peter Rice, one of the most distinguished engineers of the late 20th century. Tracing Rice’s extraordinary life and career, from his Dundalk childhood to his work on the Sydney Opera House,The Pompidou Centre and the Lloyd’s Building, to his untimely death in 1992, Marcus Robinson uses stunning time-lapse photography and revealing interviews to tell the story of a genius who stood in the shadow of architectural icons. Until now.Read More »
Rebecca Daly – Mammal (2016)2011-2020DramaIrelandRebecca Daly
After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth. Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband’s grieving rage.Read More »
Sophie Fiennes – Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)2011-2020DocumentaryIrelandMusicalSophie Fiennes
A documentary which traces the life of the magnetic, world-conquering, Jamaican musician, model and party queen Grace Jones.
Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace’s unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams’ Bloods and Hurricane. Read More »
Colm Bairéad – An Cailín Ciúin AKA The Quiet Girl (2022)Drama2021-2030Colm BairéadIreland
RURAL IRELAND. 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.Read More »
Niall Owens – Gateway (2021)2021-2030HorrorIrelandNiall Owens
In an ordinary abandoned house – On what could be your ordinary street – A gang of desperate criminals have found something – or has it found them.Read More »
Dáire McNab – The Three Sisters (2015)2011-2020Dáire McNabHorrorIrelandTV
The Three Sisters is a thriller film set in Dublin, Ireland. When the lawyer- and brother- of a dying patriarch commits suicide, it sets into motion a chain of murders which tears their family apart.Read More »
Louis Marcus – An Tine Bheo AKA The Living Flame (1966)Louis Marcus1961-1970DocumentaryIrelandPolitics
Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. Survivors of the rebellion share their memories of the events on screen and in writing (read out in English). Narration of the documentary is in Irish.Read More »
Paddy Breathnach – Shrooms (2007)Paddy Breathnach2001-2010ComedyHorrorIreland
A group of friends are stalked and murdered whilst looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods.
★½ Watched by 22 Apr 2019
“Advice is like mushrooms, the wrong one kind can prove fatal.” -Charles E. McKenzie (NIF),
Whoever made this poster is super proud. I need to stop by Spencer’s gifts to buy the fuzzy blacklight version.
Six pretty people take a drug tourism trip to Ireland in order to get mushrooms. Uh oh….a super dangrous mushroom that looks like the good mushrooms is also in the woods… strobe light style horror ensues. Parts of the film look really cool so I don’t want to write this off completely. There is work put into the visual effects that is enjoyable and the acting is better than the script. However, an 84 minutes movie with this concept I shouldn’t be pausing regularly to see how much time is left and I was constantly pausing. The script is VERY boring and by the end you don’t really care. Not a recommend.Read More »