Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Irish people averaged 3.3 cinema visits last year. The French were in second place with 3.2

Cities rise and fall. The tides wax and wane. But one truth remains constant. The annual report from the International Union of Cinemas has confirmed (...)

Ross Keane, director of the Irish Film Institute (IFI) with members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society at the launch of the Irish Independence Film Collection, a culturally significant collection of Irish newsreel material from the period 1900 to 1930.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

It is fortunate for posterity that the Irish revolution occurred at the dawn of the era of newsreels. So many of the tumultuous events in Ireland dur(...)

British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert, who has died aged 97. Photograph: William Conran/PA Wire

Tributes were paid last night to British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert, who has died aged 97. The director, best known for making three James Bond films, i(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern in 'Twin Peaks: The Return'. Photograph: Suzanne Tenner/Showtime

The end-of-year lists are rolling in. I’m reading that an oxbow lake is among the New York Times’ favourite dance events of 2017. It seems that two ca(...)

Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

Catherine Downes, co-founder of Usheru. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

The core problem in the film industry, according to Usheru co-founder Ollie Fegan, is that production studios are paying twice as much on marketing as(...)

“It’s just like a regular village but it’s a village of older women.” Above, still from I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch, the transfixing, audacious debut feature from the Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni, opens as Zambian villagers surround a b(...)

God’s Own Country: Alec Secareanu and Josh O’Connor in Francis Lee’s film

Let us get the awkward question out of the way first. When Francis Lee conceived of God’s Own Country, a beautiful, raw love story set in rural Yorksh(...)

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