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Watch it: Friday at the movies

This week, TheJournal.ie presents New Boy, an Oscar-nominated short based on a Roddy Doyle story, for your viewing pleasure.

EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON, TheJournal.ie presents an award-winning short film for you to enjoy as you ease into the weekend.

This week: New Boy.

The Oscar-nominated New Boy is a wonderful, layered film that tells the story of a nine year-old boy’s first day in an Irish school, using flashbacks to hint at his previous life in Africa. Originally a short story by Roddy Doyle, it was adapted for the screen by Steph Green who also directed the film. A deceptively simply-made film that touches on complex human emotions, New Boy has deservedly won over 20 international awards.

For more Irish shorts visit the Irish Film Board’s Short Film Channel here>

Ross Whitaker is editor of Film Ireland – www.filmireland.net

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