Irish comedy shorts programme of new films of 2017-2018. Weird, funny, awkward – the stories come from all parts of Ireland. You will dive into the magical world of cinema and backstage from the time when Kubrick came to Ireland to shoot a film (‘Kubrick by Candlelight’), you’ll fall in love with house plants (‘Fern’), will choose between a wife and a fridge (‘Mother’), and will finally learn to talk like a human (‘Wave’).

Kubrick by Candlelight
Ireland, 2017
Director and Writer: David O’Reilly (guest of the festival)
Stars: Mark Lawrence, Brian Cox, Alan Curran
Duration: 17 min

A multi award winning romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of the Stanley Kubrick motion picture Barry Lyndon which shot in Southern Ireland in 1973.

Ireland, 2017
Director and Writer: Johnny Kelly
Stars: Monica Dolan, Frank Bourke, Helena Jinx Jones
Duration: 6 min

After losing her husband a woman finds solace in a newly-formed friendship with a potted plant.

Ireland, 2017
Directors: Benjamin Cleary, Tj O’Grady Peyton
Writer: Benjamin Cleary
Stars: Tj O’Grady Peyton, Emmet Kirwan, Tiny James
Duration: 14 min

A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.

Ireland, 2018
Director: Natasha Waugh
Writer: Jonathan Huges
Stars: Hilary Rose, Lochlann O’Mearáin, Andrea Kelly

Mother is a quirky, surrealist, mostly silent comedy that will lead you to question, just how necessary are you, to the ones you love? Grace is a hardworking mam with a perfectly happy family life. When her husband arrives home one day with a brand new kitchen appliance, she slowly starts to realize that there might not be room for both of them in the house.

The Shift
Ireland, 2018
Director: Megan K.Fox
Writer: Mairéad Kiernan
Starring: Fiona Bergin, Úna O’Brien, Ciara Rose Van Buren
Duration: 13 min

Set in West Cork, and peppered with Gaelic, the film gives an honest and humorous look behind the veil of awkward teenage experiences as it follows a young girl’s quest to get her first kiss at an Irish college.

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