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Rialto : an exploration of masculinity

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    Rialto, the sophomore feature film  from Scottish filmmaker Philip Mackie Burns was written by queer Irish playwright Mark O’Halloran who adapted from his own award-winning stage play ‘Trade’. Incidentally O’Halloran also wrote the script of the stunning film Viva which in 2015 was Ireland’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Film at the Academy … Continue reading



Dating Amber : and pretending to be straight

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  Out-gay filmmaker David Freyne returns to his native Kildare in Ireland for the his latest film a delightful coming-out comedy that has a more than a passing reference to his own story . Set in 1995 a period Freyne comments was a time when so many films about being gay focused on people dying … Continue reading



Lover Boy : on the road to discover intimacy

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  Lover Boy is the second short written and directed by Irish filmmaker Steven McKenna.  It’s the coming-out-story of Mark   ( a very cute  Jamie LLoyd Belton) who in the course of a single night in his small home town tries his hand at intimacy with three different man with less then successful results . … Continue reading



Lúbtha a touching Queer Irish Short Film

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  Growing up as a teenager In Northern Ireland in the 1990’s in the midst of ‘The Troubles’ was no picnic.  In a country torn apart by an extreme religious-led political climate, day-to-day life was tough on all those trying just to survive in the middle of all the conflict.   It was even rougher for … Continue reading



School Life

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Headfort the delightful rambling boarding school in the heart of the countryside 50 miles outside of Dublin, is the sort of educational establishment most of us would have given our right arms to spend our childhoods in. The cameras spend a year there for this affectionate portrait by Irish documentarian Nease Ni Chianain which for … Continue reading



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