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Trainspotting is the story of Mark and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed, seemingly inevitably, towards self-destruction.
ANTHROPOID tells a true story of the unsung heroes of World War II and the operation to assassinate SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.Directed by Sean Ellis, the film stars Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte LeBon, Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, and Bill Milner.
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale 2016, acclaimed filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature is a tender, contemplative drama; a moving portrait of womanhood featuring an irresistible collaboration with legendary actor Isabelle Huppert (Amour, White Material).
Eoghan is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years to accept a job offer: to find and record places free from man-made sound. His quest takes him away from towns and villages into remote terrain. He becomes drawn into a series of encounters and conversations which divert his attention towards a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind.
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best, and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades.
A model Swedish family are on a skiing holiday at a high-end resort in the French Alps. During lunch on day two an avalanche suddenly bears down, people flee in all directions, and with Tomas' wife and children in a state of panic he makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
A documentary that delves into the world of one of Ireland's most eccentric and mesmerizing characters, self-invented pop star Aidan Walsh, whose life began with a harrowing childhood and led to a career as an entrepreneur and cult icon.
Jep Gambardella – a handsome man with irresistible charm – enjoys the Rome’s social life to the full. A successful journalist and inveterate seducer, in his youth he wrote a novel which earned him a literary award and a reputation as a frustrated writer. Now, weary of his lifestyle, Jep sometimes dreams of taking up his pen again, haunted by memories of a youthful love which he still hangs on to.
“Hannah Arendt” is an immersion into the life of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. During the year 1961, she reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Her articles introducing her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil” triggered off an unprecedented controversy.
On Christmas day, two young girls and a man find themselves at the Coquelicots beauty parlour. All with different experiences and secrets to protect, they don't realize the impact that their meeting will have on each of their respective lives.
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him.
Based on a short story by John McGahern, it is set in rural Ireland during the 50's, a period of mass emigration and social change. Young Irish emigrants, on arriving in America, have been enlisted and sent to fight in the Korean war. One of those emigrants, Luke Moran, dies in Korea and his home village is awash with rumours about the compensation the Moran family received on Luke's death.
The first major film production of Macbeth for a quarter of a century, this epic story is authentically set in the eleventh century Scotland, conjuring a world of grim battlefields, desolate moors, forbidding castles and haunted caverns. Peopled by witches and warriors, assassins, Kings and an infamous Queen, Macbeth moves at a breathtaking pace through tales of war, murder, intrigue and revenge.
Fred has fallen on hard times and finds himself living in his car with little hope of improving his situation. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal (Colin Morgan, Merlin), a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude who's determined to help Fred sort his life out.
THE IRISH PUB is a tribute to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.
Harry Hambridge, a down-on-his-luck paddy living in London, loses his job, father and beloved pet hamster. On returning home to bury his father, he discovers his Grandfather, was raised the flag over the GPO during the 1916 Rising, which now hangs upside-down in an army barracks in England. Too long used to the mockery of his life, he sets out with his motley crew to find the flag.
John and the world famous ice skater Elena have a cosmopolitan marriage and have lived apart for a number of years. John in Poland, Elena mostly in New York. Time has made the distance between them grow, and eventually John goes to see Elena in New York to get a divorce. But as John arrives in New York he realizes that unexpected and inexplicable things are going on around Elena.
George Khan rules his family with a rod iron. He thinks he’s raising his seven children to be respectable Pakistanis. But this is Salford in the North of England, in 1971. Much as George’s English wife, Ella, loves and tries to honour her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The Children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the modern world.
A look at the life of feminist-activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk bands Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, pioneering the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.
Disturbingly apolitical drama charting one of the key moments in recent Northern Irish history; the hunger strikes of 1981. Republican prisoners refused to comply with prison regulations to the point of starving themselves in order to have their political status reinstated by the British Government. After several deaths the protest ended.
With her son Edward (Tom Hiddleston –Unrelated) about to embark on a volunteer trip to Africa, his mother gathers the family together for a getaway in their holiday home on the idyllic Tresco, one of the Isles of Scilly. However, it’s not long until deep fractures within the family begin to surface.
Around midnight, a stylish young couple and their exuberant transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen. Each comes with their own dark and impassioned secrets, unravelled in sequences and flashbacks, in a night that will stay with you long after.
After a year travelling the world, twenty something Ciaran reluctantly returns to his hometown of Dublin, broke and stuck living with his parents. As he struggles to reconnect with the ex-girlfriend that he left behind and the friends and social scene that have moved on without him, Ciaran leads us through an atmospheric and authentic vision of contemporary Dublin and Irish youth.
Lars von Trier’s bold, brilliant and controversial new film tells the story of Joe (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg & newcomer Stacy Martin), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, from birth to the age of 50.
A SINGLE MAN is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor (Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.
Lost In La Mancha may be the first ‘un-making of’ documentary. In a genre that exists to hype films before their release, Lost In La Mancha presents an unexpected twist: it is the story of a film that does not exist. Instead of a sanitised glimpse behind the scenes, Lost In La Mancha offers a unique, in-depth look at the harsher realities of filmmaking.
PILGRIM HILL tells the story of a middle-aged farmer living in rural Ireland. Unmarried and ill-educated, Jimmy has assumed responsibility for tending to the remote family land and its livestock, and has taken on the care of his ageing father. His social life amounts to a couple of pints in the pub, and Jimmy is clearly finding his life tough. He’s not prepared for the turn it is about to take.
Fifteen-year-old Stephen snatched a toddler from a park and held him captive for five days in his Grandfather's house. Three years later, his mother Sandra is forced to piece together what happened - and why.
Turn Me On Goddamit is a humorous, bittersweet and tender tale of teen angst and budding sexuality set among the mountains and fjords of Norway. Alma, a teenage girl from a small-town has an active imagination and an over active libido. After a titillating but awkward encounter with school heartthrob Artur turns her into a social outcast and her world is turned upside down.
In this inspired new film, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions.
Down on his luck actor Mark and his disillusioned friend Pearce find themselves in trouble after a bizarre chain of accidents make them look like murderers! Both writer and actor attempt to use their filmic storytelling skills to "rewrite" the events so they don't look guilty of crimes they didn't commit.
Finding it difficult to make ends meet, a lower-middle class housewife takes up a job as a sales woman, reveling in her new found freedom. But her independence and burgeoning confidence alarm her traditionalist family and soon threaten to throw her life into chaos.
Leonato, the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John. Accompanying Don Pedro are two officers, Claudio who falls for Leonato’s daughter, Hero, and Benedick who verbally spars with Beatrice, the governor’s niece. A series of comic and tragic events keeps the two couples from truly finding happiness.
American journalism student, Sondra Pransky, who is visiting friends in London, gets 'volunteered' during a stage performance by touring American magician, Sid Waterman. In the magic casket, Sondra is shocked to see deceased U.K. journalist, Joe Strombel. From beyond, he gives her the scoop of a lifetime with leads to the identity of the 'Tarot Card Killer' stalking London prostitutes.
In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix, played by the stunning Emmanuelle Devos (Desplechin’s Christmas Tale), makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train, she meets a mysterious English stranger. Drawn toward him, she follows him, loves him, for a few hours, before facing what could be a new life.
Titta Di Girolamo has lived for eight years in an anonymous Swiss hotel. Elegantly dressed, he impassively spends his days in the lobby of the hotel bar, observing the guests and staff with cool detachment. But his icy demeanour cracks when he begins to talk to attractive barmaid Sofia, and the terrible truth about Titta's concealed world begins to unravel.