Tag Archives: Irish Film

Cinema Review – Sanctuary

Larry (Kieran Coppinger) and Sophie (Charlene Kelly), two young people with intellectual disabilities, slip away from a group outing to the cinema and, with the help of their carer Tom (Robert Doherty), spend the afternoon together in a Galway hotel. Little do the two young lovebirds know that everyone outside the walls of their sanctuary is looking for them. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Between Land and Sea

Irish filmmaker Ross Whitaker takes a look at Irish coastal town Lahinch, and the challenges the inhabitants face in trying to live fulfilled lives in such an unforgiving climate; from surfers who can’t catch a wave, to people trying to live off the land and provide for their families. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Date for Mad Mary

After being released from prison, “Mad” Mary (Seána Kerslake) returns to her hometown of Drogheda, expecting to just fit back into her old life. Her best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey) is getting married and wants Mary as her maid of honour, but seemingly wants nothing else to do with her. Seeking friendship, Mary begins spending time with Jess (Tara Lee), but without facing her issues, Mary seems doomed to repeat her past mistakes. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – You’re Ugly Too

After her mother dies, Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) is sent to live with her uncle Will (Aidan Gillen). Stacey is full of anger at her life, and Will has been released from prison on compassionate leave to care for her, so the two must find a way to make this new relationship work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – What Richard Did

In the summer between school and university, Richard Karlsen (Jack Reynor), a teen rugby player who has a bright future in front of him, throws everything away in a reckless moment that has far reaching and devastating consequences. Continue reading

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