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Trí Shúile na mBan | Through the Eyes of Women

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Irish Screen America in association with Consulate General of Ireland in New York presents Through the Eyes of Women/Trí Shúile na mBan.

In honor of Ireland's pagan goddess and only female patron saint, Brigid, and the inaugural Brigid's Day National Holiday celebrations, the Consulate General of Ireland in New York and Irish Screen America will host a series of five screenings of celebrated films by contemporary Irish women filmmakers.

The program represents a diverse range of voices, styles and themes centered on the ages of women all presented through the gaze and lens of Irish women filmmakers. The films include the feature 32A, and a selection of shorts including Stray, Riders To The Sea, Where Ye From and Starry Night. 


The films will be screened starting on St. Brigid’s Day, February 1st in the U.S. and Ireland and feature a panel discussion with the filmmakers Marian Quinn, Sinéad O’Loughlin, Orla Walsh, Ebunoluwa, and Emma Smith.

The program is free and will be available for streaming online through February 12th.

Dublin 1979. The Northside. Maeve Brennan gets up and puts on her first bra. The summer holidays beckon for Maeve and her trio of friends, Ruth, Orla and Claire. But they still have to suffer the indignities of the vigilant Sister Una as she patrols the school for latecomers.

At home, the put-upon Maeve washes her bra and fears it’s already lost its luster... Until an encounter with Brian Power, the local heart-throb, sets her on a collision course with her friends. Ruth needs her support when her estranged father wants to meet her, but Maeve is torn when Brian asks her to the Grove, the local club. It’s Cleary’s clock vs. the Grove...

Is Maeve woman enough to make the right choice?


Tiernan McBride Award for Screenwriting

- Best Feature Award, Galway Film Fleadh

- IFTA, Cinematography

Nominated for several IFTAs including Best Picture

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Marian Quinn
  • Screenwriter
    Marian Quinn
  • Producer
    Tommy Weir
  • Executive Producer
    James Flynn
  • Co-Producer
    Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • Cast
    Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Orla Long, Riona Smith with Aidan Quinn, Orla Brady and Jared Harris