Bicyle Thieves: Pumped Up

Dir. Conor O'Toole

90 min

Action/Comedy

Mags, a hot-headed pizza delivery cyclist, is just about getting by during the property crisis in Dublin. When her bike is stolen and she loses her job, her eviction seems inevitable. With nowhere else to go, Mags must hunt down the thief who stole her bike and steal it right back. Part investigative thriller, part heist, and part magical-realist action comedy!

Fri, 8 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"O’Toole’s first feature film hits the mark with its energy, creativity, and punchiness." Loretta Goff." - Film Ireland

Redemption of a Rogue

Dir. Philip Doherty

90 min

Dark Comedy/Drama

Jimmy Cullen returns to Co. Cavan after seven years of exile to make peace with his dying father. As his father breathes his last, a steady rain begins to pour. A condition in his will reveals that he must not be buried on a wet day or Jimmy will be disinherited. With no sign of the rain abating, Jimmy embarks on an existential journey to make amends and redeem himself through love.

Sat, 9 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"A unique and exhilarating work that is one of the most accomplished Irish films in recent years." - Film Ireland

Endless Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Dir. John Connors

89 min

Documentary

The story of the McCann family from Ireland and their battle to stay together despite the odds. Their story examines life and mortality while celebrating the ability to find meaning in the darkest of times, showing the resilience of the human spirit.

Mon, 11 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"...it’s a generous, big-hearted, honest tribute to the McCann family from Greystones, County Wicklow."

- The Guardian

Doinnean

Dir. Damian McCann

95 min

As Gaeilge

Thriller

Tomás returns from an urgent work visit to the mainland to find his wife, Siobhan, and son, Oisín, missing. He seeks the help of the island’s retired policewoman, Labhaoise but as a storm approaches and a search party of islanders is organised... a grisly and unexpected discovery lies ahead.

Mon, 11 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"A taut, threatening tale with plenty of twists and misconceptions about the roles people play in life versus who they really are." - RTÉ

The Great Book of Ireland

Dir. Alan Gilsenan

80 min

Documentary

Renowned Irish documentarian Alan Gilsenan explores The Great Book of Ireland, a lavish vellum manuscript dubbed a “modern-day Book of Kells”. This extraordinary tome contains the original work of 9 composers, 121 artists and 144 poets, invited to capture the hopes, fears, dreams, and imaginings of Ireland in 1989. There are layers of artistry to enjoy here, from the original work of the poets and painters, to the book makers, to the skilfully-crafted film itself.

Tues, 12 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"The Great Book of Ireland is a compelling sequence of unfolding chapters, with the whole cinematic experience every bit as creative and original and enthralling as The Great Book itself." - RTÉ

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Death of a Ladies' Man

Dir. Matthew Bisonnette

100 min

Documentary

A carousing college professor's life takes a series of unimaginable twists when he begins to have surreal hallucinations. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. Inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Wed, 13 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"With a fine balance of winking absurdity and wry humour – Cohen would tip his fedora to the born-and-raised Montrealer Bissonnette on that score – Death of a Ladies’ Man is a charming study of a man in crisis." - The Globe and Mail

Steps of Freedom

Dir. Ruan Magan

80 min

Documentary

Follows the evolution of Irish dance, exploring the impact of historical influences and featuring striking performances.

Thurs, 14 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"Wonderfully entertaining" - RadioTimes

Death of a Ladies' Man

Comedy/Drama

Starring Gabriel Byrne, a carousing college professor's life takes a series of unimaginable twists when he begins to have surreal hallucinations. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. Inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Dir. Matthew Bisonnette

100 min

Wed, 13 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"With a fine balance of winking absurdity and wry humour – Cohen would tip his fedora to the born-and-raised Montrealer Bissonnette on that score – Death of a Ladies’ Man is a charming study of a man in crisis." - The Globe and Mail

Bicyle Thieves: Pumped Up

Action/Comedy

Mags, a hot-headed pizza delivery cyclist, is just about getting by during the property crisis in Dublin. When her bike is stolen and she loses her job, her eviction seems inevitable. With nowhere else to go, Mags must hunt down the thief who stole her bike and steal it right back. Part investigative thriller, part heist, and part magical-realist action comedy!

Dir. Conor O'Toole

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"O’Toole’s first feature film hits the mark with its energy, creativity, and punchiness." Loretta Goff." - Film Ireland

Endless Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Documentary

The story of the McCann family from Ireland and their battle to stay together despite the odds. Their story examines life and mortality while celebrating the ability to find meaning in the darkest of times, showing the resilience of the human spirit.

Dir. John Connors

89 min

Mon, 11 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"...it’s a generous, big-hearted, honest tribute to the McCann family from Greystones, County Wicklow."

- The Guardian

The Great Book of Ireland

Documentary

Renowned Irish documentarian Alan Gilsenan explores The Great Book of Ireland, a lavish vellum manuscript dubbed a “modern-day Book of Kells”. This extraordinary tome contains the original work of 9 composers, 121 artists and 144 poets, invited to capture the hopes, fears, dreams, and imaginings of Ireland in 1989. There are layers of artistry to enjoy here, from the original work of the poets and painters, to the book makers, to the skilfully-crafted film itself.

Dir. Alan Gilsenan

80 min

Tues, 12 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"The Great Book of Ireland is a compelling sequence of unfolding chapters, with the whole cinematic experience every bit as creative and original and enthralling as The Great Book itself." - RTÉ

Redemption of a Rogue

Dark Comedy/Drama

Jimmy Cullen returns to Co. Cavan after seven years of exile to make peace with his dying father. As his father breathes his last, a steady rain begins to pour. A condition in his will reveals that he must not be buried on a wet day or Jimmy will be disinherited. With no sign of the rain abating, Jimmy embarks on an existential journey to make amends and redeem himself through love.

Dir. Philip Doherty

90 min

Sat, 9 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"A unique and exhilarating work that is one of the most accomplished Irish films in recent years." - Film Ireland

Doinnean

Thriller

As Gaeilge

Tomás returns from an urgent work visit to the mainland to find his wife, Siobhan, and son, Oisín, missing. He seeks the help of the island’s retired policewoman, Labhaoise but as a storm approaches and a search party of islanders is organised... a grisly and unexpected discovery lies ahead.

Dir. Damian McCann

95 min

Mon, 11 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"A taut, threatening tale with plenty of twists and misconceptions about the roles people play in life versus who they really are." - RTÉ

Sat, 9 April @ 2PM (In-Person)

Arts Court Theatre

Q&A with Director

Sat, 9 April @ 2PM (In-Person)

Arts Court Theatre

Q&A with Director

Steps of Freedom

Documentary

Follows the evolution of Irish dance, exploring the impact of historical influences and featuring striking performances.

Dir. Ruan Magan

80 min

Thurs, 14 April @ 6PM (Online)

IFI International

"Wonderfully entertaining" - RadioTimes

How IFI International Works
 
  • Each purchase gives you access to the film of your choice during the Festival period

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    Ticket numbers are limited, so we encourage you to "reserve" your access by completing your purchase early!

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Additional Tips

8-14 April 2022

2022 PROGRAM

 
 

Online Screenings

Tickets: $5 per film

Festival Bundle (7 films): $35

Find the film trailers, synopses, and screening times below.

 

Please note: tickets for online screenings are available
directly on the IFI International platform.

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IFFO 2022 will be a hybrid event!
We can't wait to bring the best of Irish cinema to
your home cinema again, with screenings at the Arts Court too!
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How to purchase access and view the Online Screenings at IFFO 2022
 
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  2.  Create your Free Account

  3.  Browse the film selection on the IFFO page

  4.  Purchase access to the films of your choice (Use the "Rent" button)

  5. Watch the film within 72 hours of the screening date & time (You have 48 hours to watch it once started)

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Program Archive

View our past festival programs by selecting a year below. Please note that the 2020 festival was cancelled.