Watch: New Trailer Showcasing Screen Ireland’s Autumn 2018 Slate of Irish Films in Cinemas
Posted: 7th October 2018
Screen Ireland is delighted to present a new promo showcasing a wide variety of exciting new Irish films screening in cinemas this autumn.
Irish audiences have an opportunity to see thirteen different Irish stories on the big screen over the coming months, varying from live action thrillers, to period ghost-stories and controversial Irish documentaries.
Commenting on the new slate of films James Hickey, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Chief Executive said “From ‘Rosie’, a heart-breaking story of one women’s journey to protect her family; to ‘Katie’, an intimate take on the Irish boxer, we are very proud of our latest slate of films on release this autumn. These stories are a powerful testament to the wealth of Irish storytelling talent working in the Irish film industry right now.”
More about the films here:
Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless
In a modest room in a Dublin suburb, two people prepare for a meeting that could have an enormous impact on their lives. For both of them, it is a complete step into the unknown.
The Katie Taylor documentary, Katie, is an intimate take on the boxer’s efforts to rebuild her career following a year of turmoil in her life.
THE SILVER BRANCH
The Silver Branch explores the relationship between man and landscape, between tradition and spirit, between body and soul.
THE LONELY BATTLE OF THOMAS REID
The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid tells the story of Thomas Reid, a Co. Kildare farmer who, for years, has been locked in a gruelling battle with his neighbour — U.S. microchip manufacturer,
A major hit at the Irish box office, Black ’47 is a revenge thriller set during the Great Irish Famine starring Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and the prolific Irish screen and stage actor Stephen Rea.
A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT
What would cause a Derry mother to bring her son to be shot? O'Shea's critically acclaimed documentary asks this extraordinary question. One night in 2012, Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to a laneway near to her home to be shot in the legs by local gunmen. In a shocking, intimate, yet often warm and surprisingly humorous portrait of a family, A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot tells their story.
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THE LITTLE STRANGER
The Little Stranger is a darkly mysterious drama adapted for the big screen by BAFTA nominee Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl). The film tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor.
BELLY OF THE WHALE
After breaking free from his foster home, feral teenager Joey Moody returns to Laytown, a rural Irish town just over the horizon, in a bid to reclaim his family’s caravan park and salvage his friendship with his best mate and drinking partner, Lanks. Meanwhile, on a mission to find the money to pay for his sick wife’s medication. Ronald Tanner, a fractured soul, risks his meagre lifesavings on a get-rich-quick scheme that ends in abject failure and humiliation the hands of local big shot Gits Hegarty, pushing Ronald over the edge and off the wagon.
UNDER THE CLOCK
From the makers of the hit documentary Older Than Ireland, Under The Clock tells the fascinating stories of a whole generation of people from all over Ireland whose relationships began under one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, the Clery’s clock.
Good Favour is an enigmatic and haunting drama which follows a remote Christian community experiencing a crisis of faith that finds new hope in the arrival of a mysterious young man.
THE CAMINO VOYAGE
An epic 2,500 km modern day celtic odyssey, The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino. For hundreds of years people sailed from Ireland to A Coruña in Northern Spain and walked the camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. This inspiring crew have done their own version of this historical voyage in a Naomhóg. The film features Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Glen Hansard, Liam Holden, Brendan-Pháid Ó Muircheartaigh and Writer and Poet; Domhnall Mac Síthigh (1951-2017).
The documentary reveals a cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and dissident Republican who two years before she died gave a filmed interview on condition that it would not be broadcast in her lifetime.