John Carney

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A European premiere of John Carney’s “Sing Street” opened the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival (Diff) returned to profitability last year despite a sharp decline in sponsorship and box office income. The f(...)

Gerard Mooney, principal at Synge Street primary school in Dublin 8.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former presi(...)

La La Land looks likely to be the first original film musical to win best picture since Gigi in 1958

Well, here we are again. On Tuesday at lunchtime — a little later in the year than usual — we will learn the 2017 Oscar nominations. There will be so(...)

John Carney’s “Sing Street” opened the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival (Diff) saw losses more than quadruple in 2015, a year in which the event ran later than normal, according to ac(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson has made some of the most astute images of 21st-century Dublin and its buildings in Adam & Paul (starring Tom Murphy and Mark O’Halloran, pictured) and What Richard Did.

Ever since New York established the Mayor’s Office of Motion Pictures and Television in 1966, cities worldwide have sought to develop and shape their (...)

This year’s Galway Film Fleadh will host the first screening of Richie Smyth’s ‘The Siege of Jadotville’, a much-anticipated historical drama starring Jamie Dornan (pictured).Photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters.

The programme for the 28th Galway Film Fleadh, which begins on July 5th, has been launched. Highlights of this year’s event include Bobby Sands: 66 Da(...)

A fikle image of actor Keira Knightley and writer/director John Carney at a press conference for  ‘Begin Again’ in 2014.  Photograph: Getty

John Carney, the director of Sing Street, Once and the Bachelors Walk TV series, has issued an unreserved apology to Keira Knightley for comments he m(...)

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(...)

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