National Cinema in Ireland

Martin McLoone

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    This article maps Irish cinema through Fernando Solanas' grid of 'first', 'second' and 'third' cinemas. In this way, it can be argued that Irish cinema is an 'arriere-garde' cinema that inhabits a contradictory space between the local and the global. Thus indigenous cinema seeking to address contemporary Ireland coexists with a 'first' cinema that continues to reinscribe the myth of romantic rural Ireland, also sold as commodity kitsch.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTheorising National Cinema
    EditorsValentina Vitali, Paul Willemen
    Publication statusPublished - 2006



    • national cinema
    • Ireland
    • 'third' cinema

    Cite this

    McLoone, M. (2006). National Cinema in Ireland. In V. Vitali, & P. Willemen (Eds.), Theorising National Cinema (pp. 88-99)