St Brigid’s Day: MAEVE + Q&A 15

St Brigid’s Day: MAEVE + Q&A

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  • Sun 30 Jan
  • 135 minutes
  • Director: Pat Murphy & John Davies
  • Ireland (1981)


Presented by Irish Film London in partnership with Birds Eye View.

Irish Film London is celebrating St Brigid's Day 2022, in association with the Embassy of Ireland, by presenting extraordinary films which focus on Irish female stories. Find out more by visiting

MAEVE is a powerful take on the issues of feminism and nationalism, a film rich in debate and disruption and a landmark of 1980s independent filmmaking.

Memories of a childhood shaped by the spectre of sectarianism come to the fore, as Maeve returns as an adult to a Belfast still steeped in the politics of The Troubles

Presenting a feminist alternative to the conventional treatment of The Troubles, filmmakers Pat Murphy and John Davis broke new ground with an experimental approach which challenged many mainstream cinema conventions of the time.

Following the screening Melanie Iredale, director of Birds Eye View hosts a Q&A with Christine Molloy, co-director/writer of ROSE PLAYS JULIE, Selina Robertson of Club Des Femmes and Dr. Emmie McFadden, Course leader, Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.