Film

Wednesday 2nd March

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin scores silent film "Irish Destiny"

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talks about the inspiration (the Irish national anthem) for his soundtrack to 1926 silent film “Irish Destiny”; he’ll be performing it live at the Irish Film Institute this ...

Tuesday 1st March

Review: video game "Far Cry Primal"

Joe Griffin reviews the latest addition to the Far Cry video game series - “Far Cry Primal” takes players back to the year 10,000 BC Official website  http://far-cry.ubisoft.com/primal/en-us/home/

Monday 29th February

Success of Irish film in 2016

James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board on the incredible success of Irish film-makers this year and future funding for the industry Official website:   www.irishfilmboard.ie    

Friday 26th February

Public interview with David Hare

A public interview with acclaimed playwright/screenwriter David Hare who was a guest at this year's Dublin International Film Festival. A unique chance to hear this multi award-winning writer discuss the differences between ...

Thursday 25th February

Film reviews

Clara Rose Thornton and Stephen Boyd review “Secret In Their Eyes”, “The Truth Commissioner” and “The Propaganda Game”

Wednesday 24th February

20th anniversary of the film "Michael Collins"

Neil Jordan remembers the making of "Michael Collins" 20 years ago

Tuesday 23rd February

Paul O'Brien, director of "Staid"

Writer/director Paul O’Brien talks about his debut film “Staid” which follows the lives of four characters in a small town in Wexford; he wrote it as a play 15 years ago ...

Monday 22nd February

Declan Recks, director of "The Truth Commissioner"

Declan Recks, director of new film “The Truth Commissioner”, based on a novel by David Park about a truth commissioner from the UK appointed to hearings in post-conflict Northern Ireland

Friday 19th February

“Fís na Fuiseoige”, a documentary by Aodh Ó Coileáin

Aodh Ó Coileáin, director of Irish-language documentary “Fís na Fuiseoige” which looks at how Irish place names reflect our sense of identity through poetry and folklore; it is showing at ...

Thursday 18th February

Film reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Hilary Adam White review “Triple 9”, “Chronic”, “The Finest Hours” and “Bone Tomahawk”

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