Kiss Me Quick, I’m Irish! 

Fresh short films from Ireland.

Late Afternoon

An elderly woman, Emily, finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She goes on a journey through her memories, reliving different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully embrace the present.

Director: Louise Bagnall
Country: Ireland
Year: 2017
Duration: 10 min
Mother & Baby

For decades, Catholic Ireland locked its children into institutions if they were conceived out of
wedlock; punishment for their sinning mothers. Revealing the children’s perspectives and including powerful archive, this documentary offers a painful yet cathartic insight into the cruel business of Mother & Baby Homes.

Director: Mia Mullarkey
Country: Ireland
Year: 2017
Duration: 18 min
Departure

The film tells the story of a lonely Irish Grandmother called Alma. Faced with the prospect of yet another Christmas without her emigrated Family, Alma is at an all-time low.
This almost tragedy quickly turns into a comedy as the universe conspires to bring her closer to her family than she could ever have imagined.

Director: Aoífe Doyle
Country: Ireland
Year: 2017
Duration: 10 min
Hey Ronnie Reagan

In 1984 a tiny anonymous Tipperary village was thrust in to the world’s
spotlight when US President Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home. It was said that Ballyporeen would never be the same again…

Director: Maurice O’Brien
Country: Ireland
Year: 2017
Duration: 11 min
An Island

An Island is an immersive short film portraying the physical and emotional journey undertaken by a lone explorer as he attempts to reach the summit of a remote island. As events unfold around him, our protagonist is confronted with the joy and agony of life, love and loss, and the wonder of the natural world.

Director: Rory Byrne
Country: Ireland
Year: 2017
Duration: 13 min

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