Films of the year: It was a very good year for Irish cinema

Cinema is on a roll, with Irish films earning their rightful honours on the international stage

18th December, 2016
Film Frame, Filmstreifen

Every year we write the obituary for cinema: the noble art tossed by a storm of spandex superheroes and drowned in a sea of franchise blockbusters. But drag your attention away from the pyrotechnic toy advertisements that clog the summer months and cinema is thriving.

The year just gone was a bumper one for the Irish film industry, with a steady stream of superb films, a blossoming box office and unprecedented success at the Academy...

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