What did I expect from a movie that was originally written as a screen-play, cancelled three times, adapted for film, and filmed in seven days?
Written and directed by Branagh,Belfast is a touching story of lost innocence, with an outstanding cast and soundtrack by Van Morrison, has already won festival awards and is considered a major Oscar contender.
A film featured in the forthcoming Irish Film Festival (online in 2021) about the versatile Phil Lynott. He could sing in so many styles from pop to metal.
Reports from the Irish Film Festival, Melbourne
The Northern Irish film industry is thriving
a woman so remarkable and different for her time that her absence from history posed a question in itself.
Some new short films that are 1916-themed…..
A Film Review by Frances Devlin-Glass Sing Street, Screenplay Written and Directed by John Carney (2016), an independent film. This film is pure wish-fulfilment fantasy: a cheesy romance/comedy with a bit of grit in the backstories, but best of all a teen film which celebrates music and the communities it forms. Moreover, it has a …
The films in the festival shine a light on contemporary Ireland.
‘Brooklyn’ is a gentle film which takes you on an anguishing journey through the everyday. Eilis loves the Irish life and culture she left, and learns to love the one she takes on, and faces very tough choices.