‘(An)Other Irish Cinema’ is actually three ‘other’ Irish cinemas…
It is the work of three resolutely independent filmmakers based in Ireland who have built up prolific filmographies over the past decade in complete creative freedom, taking full advantage of the liberty for experimentation that low-and-no budget production offers. Although the visions audiences discover in the films of Donal Foreman, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain are very different, they are linked by the use of exploratory, non-script-based approaches to filmmaking and by a keen awareness of the cinema histories that have explored the medium’s possibilities far beyond the accepted rules of the multiplex.
Foreman, Rashidi and Le Cain formed ‘(An)Other Irish Cinema’ as a platform for joint screenings, to showcase their work and, in so doing, to propose the possibility of an/other filmmaking culture in Ireland. The initiative was inaugurated with three successful screenings at Exchange Dublin arts centre in July 2010.
Since then, it has gone from strength to strength with screenings in numerous Irish and international venues. For more information, including a list of past screenings, please see: