Mermaid Moments

Online Cinema Screening: When All Is Ruin Once Again (12A)

Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA, Break Out Pictures and Twopair Films we are delighted to be able to bring you the award-winning Irish film When All Is Ruin Once Again digitally.

The film can be accessed from Friday 24th April at the Vimeo screening link below and can be watched from the time of purchase for 30 days.

At Mermaid, however, we are recommending that we all watch the screening together at our usual Monday evening cinema time of 8pm.

Regular tickets cost €10 but MERMAID ARTS CENTRE audience members can use the Promo Code Mermaid to avail of €8 tickets.

If you rent this film directly through the Vimeo link above, you will get the opportunity to support us MERMAID ARTS CENTRE as a champion of Irish independent cinema. Mermaid Arts Centre will receive a portion of your ticket price so that you will be directly supporting our future film programme.

Terms and conditions apply; rentals are valid for a 30-day period from time of purchase.

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When All Is Ruin Once Again is a film about rural life in the midst of great local, national and global change.

In 2010 a new motorway ploughs through a community in the west of Ireland, a glaring symbol of our modern age. Over the next 7 years the film weaves an epic tapestry of reflections from bog-lands, fire-sides, race tracks and hurling pitches; all while the country is hit by the worst economic crisis it has ever faced and the realisation that we are living unsustainably slowly dawns.

W.B Yeats, who lived in the area where the film is set, provides the title’s prophetic words and prompts us to consider the value of memory and the impermanence of our existence. All is in flux. The mis-use of our natural resources percolates beneath the surface and rises up in the form of rising flood-waters. The proliferation of a landscape shaped by man suggests that it won’t be time that ends our civilisation but the actions of humans.

This award winning film exists somewhere between classic ethnography, abstract poetry and a clarion call for the age we live in.