Irish language film, An Cailín Ciúin, starring Catherine Clinch (top), from the Cine4 scheme by TG4, Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will be released in cinemas across Ireland and the UK from May 12.
Deirdre Ní Choistín writes:
The film is distributed by Break Out Pictures in Ireland and by Curzon in the UK. The Irish-language feature film had its world premiere in February at the Berlinale film festival in Berlin where it scooped The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for Best Film. It was the first Irish language film to open the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival also in February and was awarded Best Irish Film by the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC).
A 12-minute film by Myles O’Reilly of ‘peace, reconciliation and hope, through rhythm’.
Louise Barker writes:
In an unlikely alliance between an Irish traditional Bodhrán player and a Northern Irish Lambeg player, Rónán Ó Snodaigh meets with Unionist and Derry resident Richard Campell where they collaborate, listen, and learn from each other.
The first official trailer for ‘Unwelcome’ – formerly The Little People – which sees Londoners Maya and Jamie escape their urban nightmare to the tranquility of a cgi-enhanced rural Ireland only to discover ‘malevolent, murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden’.
The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell recounts the story of the controversial conviction and hanging of Patrick O’Donnell from the Donegal Gaeltacht who became a national hero in Ireland for killing the infamous traitor and informer James Carey in 1883 off the coast of South Africa. British Home Office files kept secret for 100 years throw new light on the matter.
Since its premier at the Galway Film Fleadh The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell has been short-listed for an award or selected for over 13 Film festivals this year including the upcoming Ontario International Film Festival. The feature length was produced by Rosg for TG4.
The film was directed by Tomás Seoighe, and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, Eilís Ní Cheallaigh and Seán Ó Cuirreáin for ROSG. The film was funded by TG4, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Fís Éireann and Section 481 through the Department of Revenue.
The debut feature from filmmaker Craig Austin Reynolds will have its premiere at the IndieCork film festival on September 19 at the Gate Cinema, Cork.
You might recall Craig’s excellent short ‘Ringsend‘ a few years back.
Rebecca’s Boyfriend is an Irish, no budget indie film made over the course of two years with a lot of heart. It’s got a brilliant Irish cast including Cameron Macaulay, Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins), Mark Doherty (Moone Boy, Ondine, Disco Pigs), and a whole host of other brilliant established and up-and-coming theatre actors.
‘Saoirse rides a train into the city, determined to get a pint, but also determined to ward off her own melancholic existential thoughts. In the pub, we meet a host of characters; a woman waiting for a date, two good friends and their bored girlfriends, a waitress who’d rather be anywhere else but there. A sense of magic hangs in the air in this pub. Little moments seem grand and strange as Saoirse considers making contact with the guy sitting at a nearby table.