Film - Analysis - Publishing

Film in Ireland? What`s that? Which are its attributes? One has to face such questions when working about the film production on the divided island located on the fare end of Europe. Irish films are quite often supported by international money.
This situation implies the necessity to take into consideration foreign films, mostly British and American productions, dealing with Irish subjects or using Irish locations. Therefore, my aim is to investigate the various visions of Ireland presented by Irish filmmakers and actors working in Ireland and abroad and by foreign filmmakers working in Ireland or with Irish-related subjects in order to reveal similarities and to discover differences.

How does the contemporary Irish cinema deal with stereotypical views of Ireland and the Irish? How does it approach the central dichotomy of tradition and modernity? Which are the themes and aesthetic forms that are the marks of its originality?

Andrea Grunert: Publications

"Diskret aber mit Nachdruck: der irische Schauspieler Gabriel Byrne" film-dienst


"Into the West", "The Butcher Boy", "The Last of the High Kings", "Pavee Lackeen","Disco Pigs": Lexikon des Kinder- und Jugendfilms

"Le cheval comme figure de l'utopie : l'exemple de Into the West" In: Yona Dureau

Utopie et cinéma

"La lumière derrière le masque: une approche du jeu de Gabriel Byrne", In: Penny Starfield (ed.) Masque et lumière

"The Byrne Touch" http://www.eoneill.com (The Eugene O'Neill Society) (July 2006)

Andrea Grunert (ed.) Le corps filmé Condé-sur-Noireau: Corlet ("CinémAction"; 121) 2006.

"Disparaître derrière les masques : Ciarán Hinds, acteur" www.objectif-cinema.com, March 2008.

"Between Formula and National Imagery: Michael Collins (IRL/UK, 1995)" in: Melvyn Stokes and Gilles Menegaldo (eds.) Cinéma et Histoire/Cinema and History. Published with the participation of SERCIA (Société d'études et de recherches sur le cinéma anglophone) Paris: Michel Houdiard. 2008. p. 274-287.

"Figures of Otherness: Images of Irish Travellers in Into the West and Traveller" in: Borbála Faragó and Moynagh Sullivan (eds.) Facing the Other: Interdisciplinary Studies in Race, Gender and Social Justice in Ireland, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publisher. 2008. p. 150-161.

"Défier les traditions par le sexe: December Bride de Thaddeus O'Sullivan" in: Penny Starfield (ed.) Femmes et pouvoir. Condé-sur-Noireau: Corlet ("CinémAction") 2008. p. 180-185.

"Mickybo and Me" (7 p.), Lexikon des Kinder- und Jugendfilms im Kino, im Fernsehen und auf Video, 29th issue, Meitingen: Corian, March 2009.

"Titanic Town" (10 p.), Lexikon des Kinder- und Jugendfilms im Kino, im Fernsehen und auf Video, 29th issue, Meitingen: Corian, March 2009.

"Le passage de la tradition à la modernité"*, in: Marion Poirson-Dechonne (ed.) Portraits de famille Condé-sur-Noireau: Corlet ("CinémAction") 2009. p. 104-109. *About two Irish films: The Butcher Boy and The Last of the High Kings.

"Ciarán Hinds : acteur", interview conducted on December 16th, 2008.

www.objectif-cinema.com, March 2009.