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.
a tour of Dublin’s forgotten 1916 Battlefield.
Never has Ireland looked so colourful and sunny as it has in this film.
Convict Women and Orphan Girls is a compelling portrayal – meticulously researched, vividly scripted and brilliantly enacted