Iftas 2021: Normal People is nominated in a staggering 15 categories

The nominations for the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been unveiled. David Frey(...)

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(...)

Broken Law gets by on strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness

Over the past decade or so a school of Dublin noir has edged its way into the nation’s consciousness. The films tend to take place on the move – catap(...)

French film-maker Sarah Maldoror in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie through Cinema. 2018. Great Britain. Directed by Mark Cousins. Photograph courtesy of Cohen Media

One week into this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival VMDIFF and we’re a Volta down. Trine Dyrholm, the Danish star of T(...)

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(...)

John Connors: “I went home to my mother and said, ‘What’s a knacker?’ And I could just see the dread in her face.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When John Connors was a seriously depressed young man he ended up in an acting class. He had recently admitted that he was suicidal to his brother who(...)