Dónal Foreman answers The Cry of Granuaile

Dónal Foreman answers The Cry of Granuaile

Dónal Foreman takes an unconventional approach to telling Irish stories. In his acclaimed doc The Image You Missed, Foreman cracks into the archives of his father’s own documenting of The Troubles, resulting in a deeply intimate encounter. In Out of Here, he improvised with young Irish actors for whom the film’s exploration of recession-hit Dublin hit hard…

Submissions open now for Pretty Deadly Films #11 – Necessary Sex

Submissions open now for Pretty Deadly Films #11 – Necessary Sex

Film In Dublin’s Pretty Deadly Films zine is back again this autumn and submissions are now open for articles and artwork. Issue 11’s theme is all about scenes where the magic happens at the movies. Each issue of PDF looks at film through the lens of a particular theme, with contributors submitting various features on their favourite movies, the…

Laura O’Shea on Wednesday’s Child – the film, the Fleadh and the pathway between acting and directing

Laura O’Shea on Wednesday’s Child – the film, the Fleadh and the pathway between acting and directing

This July saw the Irish film industry come together in the summer sun out west, for the return in person of the Galway Film Fleadh. Always a big opportunity for rising Irish talents on and off screen, this year was no different, and one of the big winners was Laura O’Shea, director of the short…

Sleazy riders, raging bops – More New Hollywood directors that CMAT could write songs about 

Sleazy riders, raging bops – More New Hollywood directors that CMAT could write songs about 

Ireland’s favourite global pop sensation CMAT has released the music video for Peter Bogdanovich, one of the tracks from her album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead.   Part personal lament, part auteur call-out post, the Peter Bogdanovich video is an offbeat exploration of one of the forefathers of the New Hollywood era, and a…

Submissions open now for Pretty Deadly Films #10 – Marty Party

Submissions open now for Pretty Deadly Films #10 – Marty Party

Film In Dublin’s Pretty Deadly Films zine will be returning for the 4th of July and we’re accepting submissions from contributors now. Our next issue will be celebrating one of the great directors in the summer’s hottest party (at least in online PDF form). Each issue of PDF looks at film through the lens of a particular theme, with…