Kerry International Film Festival announces new programming director for KIFF 2024

Ahead of their milestone 25th edition, the Kerry International Film Festival have confirmed a shakeup. KIFF have revealed that Amy-Louise O’Callaghan has been appointed Programming Director for KIFF 2024. An IFI stalwart and frequent contributor to Film In Dublin’s own Pretty Deadly Films zine, O’Callaghan will be taking charge in the Kingdom this autumn. She…

Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

The impact of former journalist and campaigner Charlie Bird remains celebrated today, after his passing earlier this year aged 74 following a long and high profile battle with Motor Neurone Disease. A new documentary from Mattress Men director Colm Quinn aims to show us what we’ve lost, charting the journo’s final investigation. Break Out Pictures…

5 things movies show us could be worse to come out of the Dublin-New York Portal than a lad showing hole

A portal to another world has suddenly appeared in Dublin. And while that other world may just be New York City, any self-respecting film fanatic knows that when a portal suddenly appears, it’s time to take notice. There may be great danger, or a flimsy excuse for a listicle, on the edge of emerging. Since…

IFI Local Films For Local People – bringing films from the archive back to the community

IFI Local Films for Local People is an Irish Film Institute initiative  bringing films from the IFI Irish Film Archive back to the communities they came from . From Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls  in Co Clare, to capturing a beauty competition in Roscommon, a wet fair day in Borrisoleigh, Radharc’s wry film of holidays in Ballybunion in…

It’s an ‘us, open’ relationship in the sexy, scintillating Challengers

Director: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O’Connor Running Time: 131 minutes It’s a film of thrusting, grasping, sweating, screaming. Every time that safe, successful Art Donaldson and self-conscious bad boy Patrick Zweig volley the ball back towards each other, it’s about so much more for the former pals than winning the low-profile tennis…

Patient poignance in Pat Collins’ That They May Face the Rising Sun

Director: Pat Collins Starring: Barry Ward, Anna Bederke, Lalor Roddy, Ruth McCabe, Phillip Dolan, Sean McGinley Running Time: 111 minutes As Ireland’s cinematic reputation rises internationally into awards darlings and sexy superstars, it’s important to remember where we’ve come from. Both from the talented filmmakers who spent their time in the pre-Element trenches, and for…