Simon and Ruth Fitzmaurice in It’s Not Yet Dark

Over the last few years, Simon Fitzmaurice has become a sort of legend in Irish cultural circles. He is the stubborn mule who, after contracting motor(...)

The core relationship is that between Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), a thoughtful republican prisoner, and Gordon Close (Barry Ward), a stressed guard

It hardly needs to be said that a few unionist politicians have, before seeing the film, already denounced Stephen Burke’s Maze as an insult to this a(...)

Liam Neeson signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the 2016 Irish Film and Drama awards at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester/PA
Iftas 2016: Full list of winners
  • Film
  • April 10, 2016, 07:02

The 2016 Irish Film and Television Awards took place at The Mansion House on Dublin’s Dawson Street on Saturday night, turning stars purple with cold(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

Calvary has been nominated for best film at the Moet British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). Director John Michael McDonagh, who sparked a cont(...)

The latest film from Lenny Abrahamson, director of Adam & Paul and What Richard Did, is certainly promiscuous in its creative weirdness. As every (...)