Irish Cinema in Focus

Irish Cinema in Focus - Discussion Group

Our film discussion group meets on 2nd Thursday of every month led by our resident film critic Steve Martin. We look at Ireland’s contribution to the international film industry through the lends of its actors, directors, producers, cinematographers and screenwriters. Films are viewed in the classroom then discussed, often by reference to extracts from other movies.

Fee: £32 per term

Date: 2nd Thursday every month

Time: 7.30pm


Sign up on the night (£8 per showing) or pay for an entire term here (£32):

Your Upcoming Films for Discussion

Thursday - 10 January
The Killing of a Sacred Deer  
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan
Edgy, offbeat fantasy drama, based on the Greek tragedy of Iphigenia,
with Farrell, Kidman and Keoghan in scorching form in a moral vengeance tale.
Thursday - 14 February
The Little Stranger
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter
Irish cinema's most perceptive director offers a ghostly story set in post-war 
rural England, where class and sexual tensions evoke eerie, emotional events. 
Thursday - 14 March
Patrick's Day
Directed by Terry McMahon
Starring Moe Dunford, Catherine Walker, Kerry Fox
Raucous and sensitive human-interest story, with Dunford as the bi-polar Patrick and Walker
as his disillusioned companion, both coping with depression on Ireland's most fun-fueled day.
Thursday - 11 April
The Breadwinner
Directed by Nora Twomey
Starring Saura Chaudrey, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq
Another Oscar-nominated animation from Kilkenny's exceptional Cartoon Saloon studio,
as the brilliant Twomey tells a tale of one young Afghan girl's defiance against the Taliban.