Set in The Irish Midlands in 1862, the story follows a young girl who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Writer(s): Alice Birch, Emma Donoghue, Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Florence Pugh, Ciarán Hinds, Niamh AlgarGenre:
Release date: 2022
Sucked into loans and finding themselves trapped by the astronomical interest rates of evil loan shark Danny Nolan, the desperate residents of Owen Street in Salford come to the conclusion that the only way to free themselves is by bumping him off.
Director: Chris Green
Writer(s): Chris Green
Role: Steph Nolan
Cast: Michelle Keegan, Stephen Lord, Nina Wadia, Peter CaulfieldGenre:
Release date: Autumn 2017
A hard-hitting drama based on the true story of a young woman who must deal with the devastating effects of having a murderer for a brother.
Director: Kit Ryan
Writer(s): Susan Morrall
Cast: Patrick Gibson, Aisling Loftus, Hugh O'Conor, Gemma-Leah DevereuxGenre:
Release date: July 2016
Theatre/Festival: Galway Film Fleadh, Luxembourg Film Festival
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fuelled by banned substances.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer(s): John Hodge (screenplay), David Walsh (book)
Role: Betsy Andreu
Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume CanetGenre:
Release date: 18 March 2016
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies.
Director: Erik Van Looy
Writer(s): Bart De Pauw (based upon the film written by), Wesley Strick (screenplay)
Role: Ellie Seacord
Cast: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona MitraGenre:
Release date: 30 January 2015
The story of a son’s conflicting memories of his dying father.
Director: Anand Tucker
Writer(s): David Nicholls (screenplay), Blake Morrison (book)
Cast: Bradley Johnson, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Gina McKeeGenre:
Release date: 4 July 2008 (USA)
Tragedy strikes the young people of a rural New Brunswick community when they become involved with a scheming and violent ex-con.
Director: Tim Southam
Writer(s): David Adams Richards (novel), David Adams Richards, Tim Southam
Role: Carrie Matchett
Cast: Peter Outerbridge, Jonathan Scarfe, Joanne Kelly, Christopher Jacot, Zachary BennettGenre:
Release date: 27 August 2002 (Canada)
Pig and Runt – born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by blood.
Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Writer(s): Enda Walsh (play), Enda Walsh (screenplay)
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Brían F. O'Byrne, Geraldine O'RaweGenre:
Release date: 16 November 2001 (UK)