The The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, ... More is committed to bringing you a diverse array of films created by Irish filmmakers, providing a showcase for homegrown talent which continues to improve year on year. In March, they will present a number of events focused on Irish cinema.
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS – MARCH 6TH
IFI and Women in Film and TV present an inspiring programme of new short films to coincide with International Women’s Day, selected from a significant volume of work submitted by WFT members. The films will be introduced by filmmakers and a prize for best film will be announced on the night. Tickets
UNQUIET GRAVES + Q&A – MARCH 13TH
This new film from director Seán Murray details how members of the RUC and UDR were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians during the recent conflict in Ireland. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Murray, hosted by Margaret Urwin of Justice for the Forgotten. Tickets
THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE – MARCH 16TH
A rare screening of Pat O’Connor’s quintessential Irish rural drama adapted from William Trevor’s short story. Brenda Fricker plays a lonely farmer’s daughter who makes one last search for connection at a local county ballroom. Also stars Cyril Cusack, Ingrid Craigie, Mick Lally and Niall Tóibín. Tickets
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME
The IFI celebrates Seachtain na Gaeilge with free screenings of Irish-language shorts. These shows will take place at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays, including work by the Oscar-nominated documentarian Louis Marcus and a cautionary comedy about the danger of overspending!