Genre: Drama

King Frankie

Frankie (Coonan) is a humble Dublin taxi driver, who runs his own tiny taxi firm. On the day of his father’s removal, he comes face to face with something that happened ten years ago, and the first thing that he must do is forgive himself. Malone’s debut film is about those who not only make […]

Opening Night Gala – TWIG

In this re-telling of Antigone set against Dublin’s gangland, young Twig dreams of escaping with her loverEamon, but her brothers’ deadly feud over the future of their late father’s kingdom draws her back. After the death of her eldest brother, Eddie, she goes in search of her other brother, Paulie, defying authority in favour of […]


Toni (Cottin) is raising her five teenage children alone. When her two eldest prepare to go to college, sheconsiders applying to university herself. Ambrosioni’s film does not define motherhood as womanhood but as one aspect of womanhood. In its tender narrative of an unusual coming of age, this film shows that it’s never too late […]

Time Out

For the first time, three convicts, Hamosin (Sawadogo), Anthony (Leklou) and Colin (Cousyns), are granted a weekend leave. 48 hours away from the dehumanising penal institution. 48 hours to reconnect with their loved ones. 48 hours to try and make up for lost time. In this endeavour of redemption, Duchemin examines the indelible mark that […]

The Teachers’ Lounge

When one of her students is accused of theft, secondary Germany school teacher Carla (Benesch) decides to get to the bottom of it. Premiering at Berlin, this thriller with a seemingly not-so-thrilling subject matter is an insidious classroom drama preoccupied with issues of ethics, racism, loyalty, and the dangers of stubborn principles. Marvin Miller’s screeching […]

The Swallow

In a small house by the sea, a woman begins a letter to an unknown correspondent. Surrounded by the books, mementoes and clutter of a life lived in one place, her home exposed to the waves of a rising ocean, she writes about the history of lost art. Considering what has been lost, and wondering […]

The Line

Joe Walsh lives a quiet, and somewhat predictable, rural life in the sleepy Irish town of Finbarrack which is upended with the death of his older brother Patrick. At the same time, Nina, a Ukrainian refugee, arrives in the village. They form an unlikely friendship during the course of which Joe begins to overcome his […]

The Informer

The earliest adaptation of Liam O’Flaherty’s novel, this Irish revolutionary drama anticipates film noir in its aesthetics and fast-moving narrative. Set among Dublin revolutionaries in the early days of the Irish Free State(formed in 1922), the action starts when a clandestine meeting of revolutionaries is raided by the police and the police chief is shot […]

The Delinquents

From Argentinian filmmaker Rodrigo Moreno comes a beguiling and unpredictable philosophical experiment-cum-heist film. Bank employee Morán (Elías) dreams up a scheme: he’ll steal enough money to support a modest retirement, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker Román (Bigliardi) holds on to the cash. With sedative performances and stunning cinematography, this film is surreal, […]

The Featherweight

Set in the mid-1960s, The Featherweight presents a gripping chapter in the story of Italian-American boxer Willie Pep who, down and out in his mid-40s, decides to make a return to the ring, at which point a documentary camera crew enters his life. Painstakingly researched and constructed, the film is a visceral portrait of the […]