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Nominated Films For 2022
Directed by Niamh Magee
''High Society'' is a Drama, coming of age film about Leah who overdoses on cocaine provided by Gary. The story deals with themes of revenge, immaturity, and love, following a young women Ruby who is in love with her girlfriend Leah. As Leah falls into a coma, through the flashbacks of her memories and her brother's death, Ruby deals with the aftermath choosing revenge to handle her grief.
Directed by Alan Dunne
An offbeat short horror film set in the winter of 1995, A pre divorce era Dublin, Ireland. It tells the story of a family forced to take part in a family night by their extremely strict father. Throughout the night, tensions build as they are forced to have dinner together, sing songs, play charades and watch a movie, all while trying to keep their father (Eoin Quinn) pleased. However, not all is as it seems in the household.
Directed by Thomas Marschall
Martha and Alex are on the road. They drive an antique red car through a somewhat less magnificent landscape stretching between Lower Austria and the Czech Republic. Their relationship oscillates between carnal moments in nature and petty quarrels while driving. They don’t seem to have a destination. At a drive-in McDonald’s they ludicrously overorder, the munching progressing into a funny kissing scene. A minor roadkill provides all the suspense in Thomas Marschall’s ORDINARY CREATURES. Martha and Alex are now being followed. Yet the pace of the movie remains the same: a borderline surreal movement ostensibly just for its own sake. Beneath the surface of ORDINARY CREATURES, there is a bug’s life. Beetles and caterpillars seem to take no notice of the hippie rituals Martha and Alex try with a young girl they pick up on the road. The levels of “ordinariness” are highly mysterious in this very strange comedy. Rarely has deadpan had a stronger allure. Brilliant soundtrack, too, by the way.
Directed by Edward Mullane
Angela is a domestic cleaner who keeps herself to herself. Mairead is a houseproud mother who, more often than not, finds herself alone at home with the children. When a mundane household accident forces Angela to add emergency childminding to her list of duties, a friendship begins between employer and employee. As the relationship blooms, they begin to discover that there may be more that bonds them together than just loneliness. But is this just another work-based transaction, or does it mean something else?
Directed by Lane Shipsey
“SEASCAPE was shot during a stay on the Iveragh peninsula, under restrictions. It was great to be spending time in Kerry again" said Lane Shipsey, who shot and edited. "My father grew up in Cahirciveen living over a shop on the main street. Here, there was not a shop in sight. It was winter-time, and very quiet - apart from the wind! I loved every minute, storms and all. I met very few humans, partly due to restrictions, but the birds and animals came up close." ORIGINAL SCORE: Music is by Stan Erraught, the guitarist in Dublin band Stars of Heaven. Like the film, Erraught's soundtrack was recorded lo-fi during restrictions.
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