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A Belfast Story

A Belfast Story begins like an Irish version of Seven as seasoned local detective Colm Meaney is called to the scene of a grim nail-bomb murder in a dark, bomb-blackened bedroom- the victim, a former IRA man. It signals the beg...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Irish Film Festival London

THE eclectic Irish Film Festival London returns for a third year later this month. The festival, from November 20-24, features dramas, documentaries, animations, comedies and real-life tales – screened at The Tricycle in ...

 
 
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The Deep

This Icelandic film about a man who inexplicably survives a shipwreck in the unforgiving North Atlantic, one that wipes out all his crewmates, has an understated beauty. Based on a true story and adapted from a play by Jón Atli...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear Dracula

You shouldn’t judge a DVD by its cover, at least not if it’s Dear Dracula. Looking to all intents and purposes like just another average-ish kids’ animation with a star-studded list of voices, this film, based on a graphic nove...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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How I Live Now

American teenager Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) has attitude to burn. Her mother died giving birth to her, her dad has sent her away for the summer to live with her aunt and cousins in the English countryside. Defiant and unhappy, city...
 
 
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A Belfast Story

A Belfast Story begins like an Irish version of Seven as seasoned local detective Colm Meaney is called to the scene of a grim nail-bomb murder in a dark, bomb-blackened bedroom- the victim, a former IRA man. It signals the beg...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Blackfish

It sounds almost trite to just come out with it, but Blackfish is a stunning documentary. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, it explores the dichotomy between popular visions of the Killer Whale – and though there is plenty of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Director Pat Collins On Silence

Shelley Marsden speaks to Cork director Pat Collins about his unique feature film, Silence. Silence follows the physical and psychological journey of Eoghan, a sound recordist from Tory Island who has lived in Berlin for the pa...

 
 
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Director Matteo Garrone On Reality

Acclaimed Italian director Matteo Garrone speaks to Shelley Marsden about his ‘black fairytale’ Reality… Reality, by Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone, 45, and winner (for the second time) of the Cannes Grand Prix in 2012,...
 
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Director Ana Piterbarg

By Shelley Marsden Still Waters Run Deep   In Ana Piterbarg’s Everybody Has A Plan (Todos Tenemos Un Plan), released in cinemas on 31st May, set in the moody, atmospheric and lawless Tigre Delta area of her native Ar...