North Circular

Sun 10 July / Pálás 1 / 15:30

2021 / Ireland / 86 min / Documentary

Dublin’s North Circular Road defines the working-class north inner city as it curves from the Phoenix Park in the west to Dublin Bay in the east, passing parks, barracks, asylums, stadia and prisons along the way.

“More than an essay film, more than a music doc, North Circular is more of a documentary musical. A form well chosen by the director to encapsulate the sense of place: its darkness, its light and all the competing tensions within itself.” — WF

North Circular is an ensemble documentary featuring disparate, marginal urban characters, which explores numerous themes and histories as it progresses along the street.
The film is shot in black-and-white Academy ratio (4:3), an aesthetic choice made to bind together the diverse tales and reference the echoes of history. And…
it’s a musical.

Followed by Q&A with director Luke McManus.

Director: Luke McManus
Writer: Luke McManus
Producers: Luke McManus & Elaine Gallagher

Principal funder