Neasa Hardiman

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Charlene Lydon: “I genuinely feel another Saturday night at home watching a new release film doesn’t do it for me. Everyone wants out of their house.”

The speed of June’s reopenings took the team at the Light House Cinema by surprise. “Yes,” says programme manager Charlene Lydon. “We’ve been having a(...)

Hermione Corfield plays Siobhán, a marine biologist spending time on an Irish trawler

Avast, me hearties. Neasa Hardiman, one of our era’s most distinguished TV directors, moves towards what she hoped would be the big screen (for reason(...)

Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen in Sea Fever, written and directed by Neasa Hardiman. Photograph: Gunpowder & Sky

Twenty years ago, Connie Nielsen was taking direction from Ridley Scott at a partially reproduced Colosseum in Malta. Her turn as Lucilla – a buffer b(...)

The best film in 2020 ends with a tantalising unanswered question.

There was a faint sense of relief as the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) — presided over by this newspaper’s Tara Brady — gathered to present their (...)

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself

The pulling forward of the Oscars has caused confusion for Irish folk who structure their calendars around the world of film. Doesn’t the event usuall(...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

DIFF 2020: the festival programme includes Rose Plays Julie, featuring Ann Skelly, Orla Brady and Aidan Gillen

The 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will feature the film-maker Charlie Kaufman, a string of new Irish films, and Women Make Film(...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Toronto International Film Festival: Nicole Kidman at the Goldfinch premiere. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty

I can’t get away from Adam Driver. There he was at the Winter Garden screening of The Report. A few hours later he was back in the same theatre to rem(...)

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (writer-director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

And just like that it was deep winter. The football season ceases for around 10 minutes. So we shouldn’t reel too much at the news that awards season (...)

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