‘Room’ director slams arts policy

Funding cuts will scupper recent revival in Irish cinema, says Lenny Abrahamson

20th December, 2015
Lenny Abrahamson; the film director fears that Ireland is losing recent momentum in film-makingClodagh Kilcoyne

Film director Lenny Abrahamson has hit out at funding cuts made to the Irish film industry, warning that the recent renaissance in Irish cinema – with the success abroad of movies including Brooklyn, Room, Song Of The Sea and The Lobster – will not last if the government pursues its current arts policy.

“Ireland has a massively disproportionate presence in what you might call the business end of the film industry in Hollywood,” Abrahamson, the...

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