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The Shore

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The Shore is the inspiring story of two boyhood best friends – Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill) – divided by 25 years of misunderstanding. When the world and their friendship is shattered by the conflict escalating in Northern Ireland, the two boys’ lives take very different paths until, 25 years later, Joe returns […]

Three Kisses

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In this short drama, a promising young hurler from the fictional village of Ballykilly is invited to play for his county. A fictional young hurler (Colm Gallagher) embarks on a courtship with a lively camogie player with whom he shares three chaste but charming kisses. When his hurling prowess catches the eye of the local […]

Boogaloo and Graham

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In 1970s Belfast, two boys discover the facts of life with help from their two pet chickens. James and Malachy are over the moon when their father brings home two baby chicks which they name Boogaloo and Graham. The chicks grow and the boys proudly carry them wherever they go. They declare themselves vegetarian and […]

The Crush

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Michael Creagh’s quirky drama about an 8-year-old boy and his infatuation with his teacher. Eight-year-old Ardal has a romantic heart and a passionate crush on his second-class teacher, Ms Purdy. But his dreams of marrying his love are dashed when she becomes engaged to her boyfriend, who Ardal deems entirely unacceptable. Inspired by his favourite […]

Six Shooter

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Overwhelmed by grief following the death of his wife, Donnelly (Brendan Gleeson) shares a train carriage home with a troubled young man identified only as the ‘Kid’ (Rúaidhrí Conroy). As the Kid becomes more agitated and foul-mouthed, the journey takes on a violent and dangerous hue – for the bereaved Donnelly and for other hapless […]

Return to Glennascaul

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When Orson Welles offers a stranger with car trouble a lift, his passenger recalls a haunting event which spooks and intrigues the driver. The film opens as Orson Welles interrupts his filming of Othello (in which he performed alongside his old friends Micheál Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards) to present a ‘short story from the […]

New Boy

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Most children have enough to be worried about on their first day at school, but young African boy Joseph is different from all the other pupils. His arrival attracts the unwanted attention of teacher’s pet Hazel and kings of the playground Christian and Seth. Adapted from a Roddy Doyle short story, New Boy brings the […]

The Door

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Shortly after the nuclear Chernobyl disaster in 1986, a father risks his life and returns to his deserted apartment to retrieve his front door. A family’s world is thrown into turmoil when they are suddenly forced to vacate their apartment block close to the site of the nuclear power plant explosion. They escape the exclusion […]