Discover Irish docs at DIFF 2024

Ireland excels at documentary filmmaking. The last decade in particular has seen a Golden Age in Irish Documentary, with filmmakers like Paul Duane, Sinéad O’Shea and more doing innovative, immersive and interesting work in capturing real stories from Ireland and abroad. Programming good homegrown docs has always been one of the strengths of the Dublin…

Edward Yang and more at East Asia Film Festival 2024

The East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI) last week announced the programme for the eighth edition of the festival, which will take place this year from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th, bringing works from prominent and emerging writers and directors from diverse cultural and social backgrounds across East Asian cinema to…

An unsettling set in The Settlers

Director: Felipe Gálvez Haberle Starring: Camilo Arancibia, Mark Stanley, Benjamin Westfall, Mishell Guaña, Alfredo Castro Running Time: 97 minutes Though it can be challenging sometimes to place international cinema in the national context that it’s aiming to come from, viewers from Ireland especially don’t require a deep knowledge of Chilean history to get the angle…

An elevated cinema experience arrives as Dublin International Film Festival 2024 programme launches

The full programme for the 2024 edition of the Dublin International Film Festival has arrived. From 22nd February to 2nd March, a huge selection of films will be screened, guests will be celebrated and audiences will be engaged by the biggest festival in the fair city of film. Creating unique and unforgettable memories for all lovers of film, Dublin…

Viva le festival – MyFrenchFilmFestival 2024 goes live on IFI@Home

An all-online offering of French cinema arrives on the IFI’s online platform this Friday. It’s an early festival for film fans that you can experience all from the comfort of your home. Organised by Unifrance, the organisation responsible for promoting French cinema and television content worldwide, MyFrenchFilmFestival 2024 will offer 11 French films to rent…

Poor Things is an odd odyssey of self-discovery

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael Running Time: 142 minutes Yorgos Lanthimos’ rise to the status of a relative household name, awards darling and crowd-pleaser is an improbable one. Absurd and sadomasochistic dark comedies (in Greek) aren’t generally building blocks to beloved box office success,…