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04th Dec 2020

There are six brand new Irish movies coming to cinemas this December

Rory Cashin

It will a great month for movie lovers to check out some home grown talents!

It is December, and the cinemas are open again!

While there will be plenty to choose from throughout the month, between new releases and Christmas classics, there are actually six brand new Irish movies coming to your local cinema this December, and in a year when the film and cinema industry have been hit HARD by the pandemic, we fully recommend you support local and watch one (or more!) of these Irish films.

Wolfwalkers (Dec 4)

A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumoured to transform into wolves by night.

We chatted to the directors behind this movie, and you can watch that interview in full right here.

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan (Dec 4)

A celebration of Irish punk poet Shane MacGowan, composer and lead singer with The Pogues, combining unpublished archive footage and family footage with animation.

A Girl from Mogadishu (Dec 4)

Based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, who – having made the extraordinary journey to escape war-torn Somalia – emerged as one of the world’s foremost international activists against gender-based violence and female genital mutilation.

Two By Two: Overboard (Dec 4)

Adrift on a flood, two misfit castaways struggle to reunite an unorthodox family, out-run a volcano, and negotiate a peace deal on a creaking Ark.

The Racer (Dec 11)

The story follows a Tour De France rider who, after being dropped from the team, is reinstated following a doping error, all while meeting the new love of his life, and finally facing his long-estranged sister.

Songs For While I’m Away (Dec 26)

The story of how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman.

The folks at Screen Ireland want movie lovers to “Escape with Irish film”, and they’ve put together this showcase of new Irish films arriving in cinemas over the coming weeks and months:

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