Reviews

#Review: Julieta

#Review: Julieta

A deeply bleak view of the deterministic nature of life and the inevitability of melancholy, Julieta is a reason to keep believing in the power of cinema

Review: David Brent: Life on the Road

Review: David Brent: Life on the Road

Life on the Road is not going to convert any Gervais-sceptics, but it is superior to most comedies you’ll see in the cinema at the moment

#Review: Dead Along The Way

#Review: Dead Along The Way

Dead Along The Way is a black comedy that zips along thanks largely to some wonderfully sharp writing and more than a little charm

#Review: The Randomer

#Review: The Randomer

The Randomer is a heartwarming and emotional comedy about love, relationships and motherhood. A tender film that deserves to be seen

Irish

#Festival: Irish Screen America launches 2016 Programme

#Festival: Irish Screen America launches 2016 Programme

Irish Screen America, the annual festival that acts as a bridge between the Irish film industry and American audiences, has revealed its 2016 programme

#IrishAbroad: Radiant Films to sell John Butler’s Handsome Devil internationally at TIFF

#IrishAbroad: Radiant Films to sell John Butler’s Handsome Devil internationally at TIFF

Radiant Films International has secured a deal to sell the international rights to John Butler’s Handsome Devil at the Toronto International Film Festival

#IrishAbroad: Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders heads to Fantastic Fest

#IrishAbroad: Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders heads to Fantastic Fest

Peter Foott’s new Irish comedy The Young Offenders will have its international premiere at the prestigious Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas next month

#IrishFilm: Element Pictures Distribution to release The Flag in cinemas from October 14th

#IrishFilm: Element Pictures Distribution to release The Flag in cinemas from October 14th

Element Pictures Distribution have secured the Irish and UK rights to Declan Recks’ new Irish comedy The Flag, to be released in cinemas October 14th

#Education: IFI announces new 6-week Evening Course, Keeping it Real from Oct 4th – Nov 8th  

#Education: IFI announces new 6-week Evening Course, Keeping it Real from Oct 4th – Nov 8th  

The Irish Film Institute has announced a new six-week Evening Course, Keeping it Real, which will run from October 4th to November 8th

#IrishTalent: Steel Country begins with Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh, and Denise Gough

#IrishTalent: Steel Country begins with Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh, and Denise Gough

Irish actors Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh, and Denise Gough will begin shooting Simon Fellows’ Steel Country in Georgia this week

#Event: Director and stars to premiere Anthropoid in Dublin on August 31st

#Event: Director and stars to premiere Anthropoid in Dublin on August 31st

Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, and Sean Ellis to attend premiere of Anthropoid in Dublin on August 31st. Tickets on sale now

#IrishAbroad: Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey to attend TIFF panel on Co-production

#IrishAbroad: Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey to attend TIFF panel on Co-production

Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey will be a panelist for the DIALOGUES Evolving Borders: Co-Productions & Europe panel at TIFF 2016

Interviews

#Interview: Scannain Talks The Party and Jadotville with Conor MacNeill

#Interview: Scannain Talks The Party and Jadotville with Conor MacNeill

Ahead of the Galway Film Fleadh we caught up with Irish actor/writer/producer Conor MacNeill, star of The Siege of Jadotville, and writer of The Party

#Interview: Scannain Talks Cardboard Gangsters with director Mark O’Connor

#Interview: Scannain Talks Cardboard Gangsters with director Mark O’Connor

Ahead of its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, we caught up with director Mark O’Connor to talk about his fourth feature Cardboard Gangsters

#Interview: Scannain Talks A Dark Song with director Liam Gavin

#Interview: Scannain Talks A Dark Song with director Liam Gavin

With A Dark Song set to World Premiere at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh we caught up with director Liam Gavin to talk about the supernatural horror

#Interview: Scannain Talks Tiger Raid with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans

#Interview: Scannain Talks Tiger Raid with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans

With Tiger Raid heading west to play at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 7th, we caught up with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans

News

#IrishTalent: Free Fire to close 60th BFI London Film Festival

#IrishTalent: Free Fire to close 60th BFI London Film Festival

The 60th BFI London Film Festival has announced that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Ben Wheatley’s high-octane action thriller Free Fire

#IrishFilm: Viva Q&A with Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran at IFI, Aug 19th

#IrishFilm: Viva Q&A with Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran at IFI, Aug 19th

The Irish Film Institute to welcome Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran to the opening night screening of Viva on Friday, August 19th

#IrishTalent: Watch Ruth Negga in first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Loving

#IrishTalent: Watch Ruth Negga in first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Loving

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Loving, which stars Irish actress Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Mildred and Richard Loving

Dub Web Fest returns to Templebar

Dub Web Fest, Ireland’s first and only web festival is now accepting submissions for its second edition in November 2016 after an exciting and successful launch last year. Established by French…

#News: Irish origin for new Harry Potter universe Wizarding School

#News: Irish origin for new Harry Potter universe Wizarding School

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the second instalment of new writing by J.K. Rowling entitled Magic in North America, will be published today

#Release: John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone unleashed on Ireland on Sep 30th

#Release: John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone unleashed on Ireland on Sep 30th

John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone will be released in ireland and the UK on Friday, September 30th

#Watch: Exclusive clip from Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt

#Watch: Exclusive clip from Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt

From our friends at eOne comes an exclusive clip from Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt. Out in Ireland on June 17th

#IrishActor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play German commander in Harald Zwart’s The 12th Man

#IrishActor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play German commander in Harald Zwart’s The 12th Man

Irish star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to co-star in The 12th Man, from The Karate Kid director Harald Zwart