Ailsa (film)

Ailsa is a 1994 film directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Brendan Coyle and Andrea Irvine. His first feature film, it garnered Breathnach the Euskal Media Award for best new director at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.[1][2] The film also received nominations at the Stockholm Film Festival[3] and the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.[4][5]

Directed byPaddy Breathnach
StarringBrendan Coyle
Music byDario Marianelli
Release date
Running time
75 minutes

The style and theme of Ailsa was generally perceived as "European". It was released at a time when the Irish film industry was experiencing enormous growth.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Paddy Breathnach". Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "San Sebastian Film Festival :: 42 edition. 1994 Awards". San Sebastian International Film Festival Archives. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Ailsa by Paddy Breathnach". Stockholms filmfestival. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "AILSA by Paddy Breathnach". TORINO FILM FESTIVAL. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Ailsa - Awards". Internet Movie Database.

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