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Halal Daddy

Raghdan Aziz’s new home in the west of Ireland seems to be the perfect getaway from his controlling Bradford-based Muslim father, Amir. However, when Amir lands on his doorstep with a birthday present of the keys to a former abattoir turned halal meat factory, his son has no choice but to b...

Main Cast:

  • Nikesh Patel, Sarah Bolger, Art Malik, Colm Meaney

Locations:

  • Sligo
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MAZE

MAZE is based on the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from the HMP Maze high-security prison. As Larry Marley, the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards this feat, he meets prison warden, Gordon Close.

Initially they are confirmed enemies, born of ...

Main Cast:

  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • Barry Ward
  • Martin McCann

Locations:

  • Cork
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The Delinquent Season

Married couple Jim and Danielle witness their good friends Yvonne and Chris’ relationship growing factions. Chris is behaving erratically and when he lashes out and hits Yvonne, she realises she can’t put up with it anymore. Spending more time with her friends, Yvonne grows closer to ...

Main Cast:

  • Cillian Murphy, Andrew Scott, Eva Birthistle, Catherine Walker

Locations:

  • Dublin
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Michael Inside

After agreeing to hold a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother, Michael Healy is sentenced to three months in prison. Unaffiliated on the inside, the impressionable teen is attacked and robbed. As Michael’s life begins to change dramatically, his grandfather Francis gets an inti...

Main Cast:

  • Lalor Roddy, Dafhyd Flynn

Locations:

  • Cork, Dublin
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Aithrí/Penance

Unequivocal about the need for violence to force Britain out of Ireland, Father Eoin O’Donnell seals the fate of the young and impressionable Antaine by convincing him to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later, the reappearance of the now-experienced gunman Antaine in a divided Derry t...

Main Cast:

  • Peter Coonan, Terry Byrne, Barry McGovern, Gerry McSorley, Diona Doherty, Dara Deveney, Padraig Parkinson

Locations:

  • Donegal, Derry
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Song of Granite

Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came ...

Main Cast:

  • Colm Seoighe
  • Mícheál Ó Confhaloa
  • Macdara Ó Fátharta
  • Pól Ó Ceannabháín

Locations:

  • Galway
  • Dublin
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Good Favour

A young man, Tom, walks out of an immense forest into the lives of a strictly devout Christian community carving out a remote existence in central Europe. They recognise that he bears the scars
of trauma, and he is welcomed by them. As he is initiated into their farming life and scriptural ...

Main Cast:

  • Vincent Romeo
  • Clara Ruggard
  • Lars Brygmann
  • Victoria Mayer
  • Alexandre Willaume
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Kissing Candice

Kooky but cool Candice meets the guy she has been dreaming of. He is sexy, mysterious, dangerous — and mixes with the wrong crowd.
In a neighbourhood increasingly intimidated by volatile, unpredictable youths, can he help her escape? Or lead her into far greater peril?

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Main Cast:

  • Ann Skelly
  • Ryan Lincoln
  • Ryan McParland
  • Conall Keating
  • Tony Doyle
  • Maghnús Foy
  • James Greene
  • John Lynch
  • Caitriona Ennis
  • Kwaku Fortune
  • Lalor Roddy

Locations:

  • Louth
  • Dublin
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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana, who gives up her identity to provide for her family and to try to save her father’s life.

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Main Cast:

  • Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Liza Hamidi, Kawa Ada, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus
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The Drummer and the Keeper

The Drummer and the Keeper is the story of an unlikely friendship between a 25-year-old rock‘n’roll party animal with bipolar disorder who revels in rejecting society’s rules, and a 17-year-old goalkeeper who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and yearns to fit in.

&...

Main Cast:

  • Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Adrian Hudson, Peter Coonan, Aoibheann McGinnity, Charlie Kelly, Annie Ryan, Olwen Fouéré

Locations:

  • Dublin
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