The headliner film sets the tone for the festival and its overall theme of climate justice, says Sean McCabe. Plus, it’s hugely entertaining, he says.
North Circular: a Musical Trip Through Dublin’s North Inner City, Reviewed
This documentary following the North Circular Road from Phoenix Park to the Docks is “a remarkable contemporary document of places, people, lives and times”.
An Cailín Ciúin, Reviewed
“This is the finest Irish language film in recent memory,” writes our reviewer. “Truly, an exceptional and resonant gem.”
In Tallaght, an Artist Conjures a World of Psychedelic Medieval Feminism
Jesse Jones’ film and sculpture installation “The Tower” is due to run this summer at Rua Red, as part of its Magdalene Series.
Opening Night for Ballyfermot Filmmakers’ Short Thriller
“Why shouldn’t we be able to bring a story about romance, dramas, thrillers? Why does it always have to be violence?”
This Irish-language drama, the heartbreaking story of one man’s isolation and desolation in rural Ireland, is Ireland’s submission for Best International Feature Film to the 94th Academy Awards.
Fatima Was Me City, Reviewed
In this new film, six men speak from experience about a system that funnelled the youth of Fatima Mansions from school to industrial schools and then to prison.
This noir-tinged thriller “is messy but some uneven performances … fade into the background” because it “gets so many other elements right”.
The Dance, Reviewed
This documentary following a choreographer and his dancers as they create a performance revels in “The joy of seeing bodies in motion and the wonder of witnessing creation take hold”.
Rebecca’s Boyfriend, Reviewed
This new film with “mumblecore energy” is “ambiently amusing … raw, witty, but rarely gut busting”.