chapter  8
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Another country

As we have seen so far, Irish cinema, both locally produced and otherwise, is notable for its apparently obsessive desire to reproduce narratives of history on screen. From the earliest silent films through to a number of key recent productions, cinema-goers have been exposed to a variety of interpretations of Ireland’s past that may well tell us as more about the era in which they were made than the incidents and periods they ostensibly portray.