GARAGE (2007) - Ireland on Screen

  • dir. Lenny Abrahamson
  • year. 2007
  • country. Ireland
  • run-time. 85 mins
  • rating. 18

£5. (£3.50 concs)


Garage is the critically-acclaimed second film from Lenny Abrahamson, the director of Room and Frank .

Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. Garage is the story of Josie’s hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer, which sees his life changed forever. A landmark in Irish cinema, Garage is a beautifully portrayed cinematic drama interspersed with razor sharp shards of black humour, with acutely observed characters that leave a lasting impression.

A coming of age for Irish cinema
— The Sunday Tribune
Films like Garage come along all too rarely. See it. Cherish it
— Sukhdev Sandhu, The Daily Telegraph
Guaranteed to enthrall all those that see it... a work of real distinction
— Jason Wood, Little White Lies