Val Barber, a private investigator, is hired by a wealthy widow to find her missing granddaughter Sara. As initial investigations into her disappearance begin to darken, secrets surface in unexpected ways. Before too long, Barber finds himself entangled with powerful men of shady morals determined to thwart his investigations. Has he bitten off more than he can chew?

Co-written and directed by Fintan Connolly and written and produced by Fiona Bergin, the film-making team behind Fubar Films (Trouble With Sex, Flick), BARBER stars award winning actor Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, The Wire), debut rising star Aisling Kearns, Gary Lydon (The Banshees of Inisherin, The Guard), Helen Behan (Wildfire, The Virtues, Wolf), Deirdre Donnelly (Vikings: Valhalla, Harry Wild, Rialto), Liam Carney (Calm with Horses), and Camille O’Sullivan along with Irma Mali, Nick Dunning and Steve Wall.

Eclipse Pictures is delighted to announce the release of BARBER in Irish cinemas on 14 April, following the recent world premiere screening at 2023 Dublin International Film Festival

Barber Map Competition 

To celebrate the release of Irish film BARBER, win a Luxury Overnight stay at The Marlin Hotel in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. BARBER starring Aidan Gillen was shot on location in key sites around Dublin including The Marlin, a contemporary 300-room hotel, steps away from Grafton Street and a short stroll from Dublin’s most trendy nightlife.

  • Valid from 1st May 2023 – 30th April 2024
  • Includes breakfast.
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Booking required and subject to availability.

Terms & Conditions (*please see end of page for further T&Cs)

  1. Competition open to Republic of Ireland residents aged 18 years of age or over, excluding employees of the Promoter, Spinnaker London LLP on behalf of Eclipse Pictures Ltd. Entrants aged under 18 will need to gain a parent’s or a legal guardian’s permission to upload their comments.
  2. To Enter: At the start of the Promotional Period @Eclipse_Picture Twitter account will post the following copy:


𝐖𝐈𝐍 a Luxury Overnight stay at The Marlin Hotel, steps away from Grafton Street and just one of the locations BARBER, starring Aidan Gillen, was filmed. To enter, simply reply with a photo of any of the locations featured in the film, retweet and follow us! #MarlinDublin


  1. Only entries submitted by commenting and submitting a photo on the competition post will be accepted.
  2. One entry per user. Multiple entries will not be counted.
  3. The competition will open at (4pm Friday 14 April) and will close at (4pm Thursday 4 May).
  4. One winner from Twitter will be selected by random from all valid entries after the competition closes; the Promoters decision is final.
  5. Winners will be notified by (Friday 5 May) from the @Eclipse_Picture Twitter account in one or all of the following ways:
  • An announcement via a post, this post will list and/or tag winners, asking them to directly private message @Eclipse_Picture Twitter account for information on how to claim their prize.
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  • In the event that any winner refuses the acceptance of the prize or, for whatever reason, cannot accept the prize, or if the Promoter is unable to make contact with any winner within three days of an initial Twitter private message, or any winner does not confirm their details for receipt of the prize, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw the prize and award it to an alternative winner(s) from all valid entries



BARBER screens in Irish cinemas from Friday April 14th. Check out tickets and screening information here:


Omniplex Mahon Point, Cork



Cineworld, Dublin

Irish Film Institute, Dublin

Irish Film Institute, Dublin Q&A – Friday 14th April

IMC Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

IMC Savoy, Dublin

Light House Cinema, Dublin

Movies @ Dundrum

Movies @ Swords

Movies @ Tallaght

Odeon Stillorgan

Omniplex Rathmines, Dublin



Omniplex Salthill, Galway

Pálás Cinema, Galway



Omniplex Limerick



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  1. No cash or other alternative prizes are available unless deemed necessary by the Promoter, who reserves the right to substitute similar alternatives of equal or greater value. The prizes will only be made available to the winners themselves and are not transferable. Each prize winner and their guest assume all risks inherent to winning the offered prizes. The Promoter will not, to the fullest extent allowed by law, accept any responsibility for loss, injury or death suffered as a result of promotional participation or the acceptance of any prize, other than that caused by negligence or breach of duty of care by the Promoter.
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  5. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any participant or user that the Promoter reasonably believes (i) to have tampered with the operation of the competition and/or (ii) to be acting in violation of these Terms & Conditions.
  6. This promotion and these terms and conditions are governed by Irish law. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this competition shall be dealt with exclusively by the Courts of Ireland
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  8. The Promoter: Spinnaker London LLP on behalf of Eclipse Pictures.

Watch at home


Fintan Connolly


Aidan Gillen

Aisling Kearns

Gary Lydon

Helen Behan

Deirdre Donnelly

Liam Carney

Camille O’Sullivan

Irma Mali

Nick Dunning

Steve Wall


Fiona Bergin

Running Time

90 minutes

Release Date

14 April 2023


Crime, Drama