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SHOWING 57 FILMS FROM IRELAND
Pilgrimage

PILGRIMAGE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Brendan Muldowney
  • Country: Ireland, Belgium
In 13th-century Ireland, a cadre of monks travel through the war-torn countryside on a mission to bring their land’s most sacred relic to Rome. But other forces are gaining on them, as the true significance of the relic becomes dangerously apparent. A period drama crossed with an action/adventure road movie, Pilgrimage delivers a profound lesson on religious fervor and the savagery of soldiers with a cause. |Read More
Drama, Action
Rúbaí

RÚBAÍ

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Louise Ni Fhiannachta
  • Country: Ireland
The First Holy Communion is fast approaching and eight-year-old Rúbaí flatly refuses to be a part of it. She’s an atheist and proud of it, but faces emotional blackmail, religious and philosophical debate, and overt intolerance in today’s supposedly diverse and modern Ireland.

Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy
Run and Jump

RUN AND JUMP

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Steph Green
  • Country: Germany, Ireland
After a stroke leaves her husband disabled and fundamentally changed, a spirited Irish wife struggles to keep her family members together. All the while, they are under the microscope of an American researcher documenting their recovery process. From Academy Award®-nominated director and TFF alumna Steph Green comes an emotional journey of family and recovery, featuring Saturday Night Live star Will Forte in an impressive dramatic debut. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships
Runway

RUNWAY

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: Ireland
From Tribeca Film. Inspired by a true story. Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (Weeds) is a South American pilot who crashes in a small Irish village, where a young boy rallies the town to come to his aid. |Read More
Screenshot

SCREENSHOT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Cathal Burke and Cathal Burke
  • Country: Ireland
In Screenshot Kate meets an old friend through Facebook and discovers just how unfriendly a place the internet can be.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. |Read More
Relationships
Snap

SNAP

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Carmel Winters and Carmel Winters
  • Country: Ireland
With a fresh and intense style, playwright-turned-director Carmel Winters composes a gripping psychological drama about three generations of a family poised to repeat the mistakes of the past. Aisling O'Sullivan (The War Zone) commands the screen as a calloused mother who will do anything to protect her son—even go as far to deny her own past. From the producers of TFF award winner Eden and the Academy Award® winner Once. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
Switch

SWITCH

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Thomas Hefferon and Thomas Hefferon
  • Country: Ireland
Two years after a traumatic car accident that leaves a girl in a vegetative state, the man responsible attempts to atone in Switch. |Read More
Drama
Time Traveller

TIME TRAVELLER

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Steve Kenny
  • Country: Ireland
A Back to the Future-obsessed young Irish Traveller strives to finish building his own DeLorean replica before he and his family are evicted from their halting site. |Read More
Drama
Wave

WAVE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Benjamin Cleary and TJ O Grady Peyton
  • Country: Ireland
A sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking story of a very isolated person, Wave tells the story of Gaspar Rubicon, who wakes up from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language, baffling linguistics experts from around the globe. |Read More
Drama, Comedy
What Richard Did

WHAT RICHARD DID

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Country: Ireland
Charismatic Richard leads a group of devoted friends through the rituals of their final summer break together: partying on the beach, hazing younger students, hooking up. But the good times will not last forever. When jealousy leads to a senseless act, Richard’s perfect life unravels amid self-doubt, shame, grief and guilt. What Richard Did is a gripping dissection of an action and its consequences, featuring a stellar lead performance by Jack Reynor. |Read More
Drama
Zonad

ZONAD

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Kieran Carney, John Carney, Kieran Carney, and John Carney
  • Country: Ireland
In this cheeky comedy from brothers Kieran and John Carney (director of Oscar® winner Once), the Cassidy family lives cheerfully in a small Irish town where the 1950s, it seems, never ended. Then one night a portly brute dressed sorta like an alien arrives at their house. His name is Zonad, and he's from outer space—or so he claims—and soon his cynical, 21st-century attitude begins disrupting this seemingly idyllic little hamlet. |Read More
Comedy, Science Fiction