Fun for the whole film family at the IFI Family Festival 2024 this August

Fun for the whole film family at the IFI Family Festival 2024 this August

The Irish Film Institute have announced the programme for this year’s Family Festival. Tickets are on sale now for the IFI Family Festival 2024, running in-cinema from Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th. This year the festival will include a special homegrown celebration, as Dublin’s own animators Brown Bag Films mark their 30th anniverary.…

A kindly crafted culture clash in Crossing

A kindly crafted culture clash in Crossing

Director: Levan Akin Starring: Mzia Arabuli, Lucas Kankava, Deniz Dumanlı Running Time: 106 minutes Crossing begins with an explanation that both Georgian and Turkish are gender-neutral languages. On both sides of the border, elderly Georgian teacher Ms. Lia asks after her niece, and the English subtitles afford us an acceptance of the missing woman’s gender…

Special screening of John Butler’s ‘Handsome Devil (2016) – 25th July

Venue: Light House Cinema, Smithfield Date: 25th July, 6.30 CAST AND CREW GATHER FOR A CELEBRATION OF IRISH FILM AND A SPECIAL SCREENING OF JOHN BUTLER’S HIT FILM  HANDSOME DEVIL Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) is hosting a special screening of John Butler’s ‘impossible to resist’ film Handsome Devil (2016) on Thursday 25th July, at Smithfield’s Light House Cinema. The one-off event…

The long and short of Longlegs

The long and short of Longlegs

Director: Osgood Perkins Starring: Maika Monroe, Nicholas Cage, Blair Underwood, Alicia Witt Running Time: 101 minutes The Blair Witch Project played coy about its credentials and rode the intrigue about it being ‘real’ all the way to the box office (leaving the undercompensated actors lost in the woods). Hitchcock insisted on keeping spoilers secure with…

To the Fleadh and beyond for Aisha Bolaji and Why the Sun & Moon Live in the Sky

To the Fleadh and beyond for Aisha Bolaji and Why the Sun & Moon Live in the Sky

In a Collective or as an individual, Aisha Bolaji is raising the bar for Irish film. From aiding festivals like DIFF or Catalyst in Limerick, to programming screenings with GALPAL Collective, to her own work behind the camera, she’s developed a powerful portfolio in recent years. This week at the 2024 Galway Film Fleadh, her…

GAZE launch programme for 2024 Festival

GAZE launch programme for 2024 Festival

The GAZE International LGBTQIA Film Festival is returning on the August Bank Holiday for its 32nd edition, showcasing the best in new Irish filmmaking and in queer international cinema. As always Ireland’s long standing queer film festival will cover a spectrum of eras and identities, from spotlighting new works by Elliot Page to celebrating the history of…