CinÉireann Issue 9 - Page 53

Making the Grade

Ken Wardrop’s new documentary Making the Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson as teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for the annual graded musical exams.

The Rider

Brady, a talented rodeo cowboy and horse trainer, suffers a near-fatal accident that halts his career and forces him to reevaluate his future. The latest award-winning film from acclaimed director Chloé Zhao (Songs My Brothers Taught Me) is an impressionist drama, which casts real-life wrangler Brady Jandreau as the South Dakota cowboy struggling to recover from a serious head-injury.

A Fantastic Woman

After his international hit Gloria, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio presents this Oscar-winning moving drama about a woman struggling with societal prejudice.

Call My By Your Name

Based on the romantic novel by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name, the lovingly crafted new film from Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), is a sensual tale of first love.


François Ozon’s romantic drama, set in post WW1 Germany, centres on a grieving woman, Anna, who finds a young Frenchman, Adrien, laying flowers at the grave of her fiancé Frantz.

Michael Inside

The new film from writer/director Frank Berry (Ballymun Lullaby, I Used To Live Here) is a powerful story about Michael, an impressionable 18-year-old who gets caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother and ends up being sent to prison for three months as a result.

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