The Breadwinner

23 Jan 2019 Director: Nora Twomey Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg 2017 93 min Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. Her family is cast into dire straits when her father is imprisoned wrongfully. In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, earn money… Continue reading The Breadwinner


19 Oct 2016 Director: Lenny Abrahamson Canada, Ireland 2015 124 min Seven years ago, Joy was abducted and held prisoner in a sparsely furnished and cramped garden shed. During her imprisonment, Joy shows great tenacity, bravery and ingenuity as she raises a son who is now five years old. Their only access to the outside… Continue reading Room

Circle Of Friends

18 Mar 1996 Director: Pat O’Connor Ireland, USA 1996 96 min A poignant and heart-warming drama set in the. 1950’s about a spirited young woman (Minnie Driver) who goes off to Dublin University and falls madly in love with a fellow student (Chris O’Donnell). It examines the view of the director, Pat O’Connor (who also… Continue reading Circle Of Friends

I Never Cry

19 January 2022 Poland/Ireland 2020 Director: Piotr Domalewski Writer-director Piotr Domalewski’s touching drama tackles the subject of mass economic emigration within Europe when Poland joined the European Union. Thousands, then millions of Poles moved abroad for work, often separating them from their children who came to be referred to as ‘Euro-orphans’. I Never Cry follows… Continue reading I Never Cry


1 February 2023 Canada/Ireland 2016 Director: Aisling Walsh Based on a true story, Maudie is an unlikely romance set in 1930s Nova Scotia in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Aspiring artist Maudie spends her life battling rheumatoid arthritis, but… Continue reading Maudie