Irish Destiny

Irish Destiny

An IRA man races to Dublin to warn his colleagues of a forthcoming raid, but he is captured by British forces

Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians

Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn’t show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style.It is based on Christie’s best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world’s best-selling mystery ever, and one of the most-printed books of all time

Disco Pigs

Disco Pigs

The film revolves around the intense relationship of the two teenage protagonists, Darren and Sinead, nicknamed “Pig” and “Runt”. Pig and Runt were born at the same hospital at nearly the same time and grow up right next door to each other. This brings about a very close relationship between the two that borders on telepathic. The two talk in their own idiosyncratic “language”. They live in their own world and barely communicate with the ..

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Rita, a hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to Denny, and at 26 doesn’t want a baby. She wants to discover herself -son she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a disillusioned university professor of literature. His marriage has failed, his girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can’t get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. He refers to himself as an appalling ..

Behold The Lamb

Behold The Lamb

Behold the Lamb is darkly comic road movie that follows Eddie, a fifty year old overweight and depressed accountant and Liz, a young tearaway as they travel across Northern Ireland to pick up a lamb

Welcome to the Irish Film Database

Welcome to the Irish Film Database

We love Irish film. In fact we love Irish film so much that we have decided to create a database of films produced and filmed on the island of Ireland. Image from The Secret of Kells © Cartoon Saloon

No Resting Place

No Resting Place

The brilliant British documentary filmmaker Paul Rotha made his feature-film debut with 1950’s No Resting Place. Filmed on location in Ireland, the film is a lightly fictionalized study of that country’s itinerant workmen. Michael Gough plays tinker Alec Kyle, whose life is thrown into turmoil when he accidentally kills a man. Kyle spends the rest of the film evading Guard Mannigan (Noel Purcell), a civil servant who relies on instinct rather than scientific deduction to ..

Wonder House

By inviting scientists to share memories of what sparked their imaginations, Wonder House is an exploration of how childhood objects and environments develop young minds. Taking these insights as a starting point and adopting the metaphor of a young girl discovering an old house, Wonder House combines live choreography and stop-motion animation with real scientists’ voices to offer a synthesis of fact and fiction, science and art, imagination and reality

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction