Marie, Louis and Layla Carroll at the opening of the Film Ireland festival in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the city that gifted us the violent visual poetry of John Woo and his black-suited face-offs, the balletic martial arts thrills of Bruce (...)

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary awards season for the domestic film industry comes to a close on Saturday night with the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) Awa(...)

‘Sing Street’ – charming and funny

I went to see Sing Street the other night and, like most of the reviewers, thought it charming and funny. But I also found myself wondering afterwards(...)

The comedian Robin Williams said that people who remembered the 1960s weren’t really there. If you remember the 1980s, on the other hand, you probabl(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

Six years ago, working with his brother Kieran, John Carney made an undervalued comedy named Zonad that looked, at first, as if it might be about ali(...)

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931)

Even the doziest domestic observer will have noticed that Irish cinema is passing through an unprecedented period of fecundity. Others are blowing ou(...)

From left, Paddy Breathnach, director of Viva and I Went Down; Rebecca Daly, director of Mammal; James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board; and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. Photographs: Alan Betson, Getty Images

What’s going with Irish cinema? Two Irish films – Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn – have picked up nominations for best picture a(...)

Federico Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’: Peroni, the festival’s ‘official beverage sponsor’, pays homage to the 1960 masterpeice in its current cinema advertising campaign

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Adiff) got under way on Thursday night with a “gala” screening of John Carney’s Sing Street in the Savoy (...)

Irish-made greeting cards from Bold Bunny

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