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Irish filmmaker Sinéad O’Shea’s new project and a Judy Blume documentary, what to watch this week


By Sarah Finnan
17th Apr 2023

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Irish filmmaker Sinéad O’Shea’s new project and a Judy Blume documentary, what to watch this week

From a new project by Irish filmmaker Sinéad O’Shea to a third series of Indian Matchmaking and a new documentary on Judy Blume, here’s our pick of what to watch this week.

Monday, April 17

One Fine Morning, in cinemas nationwide

Léa Seydoux is a young single mother raising an 8-year-old daughter, simultaneously struggling to take care of her father who has been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. While trying to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into a married friend and they begin an affair. It’s sad but uplifting too and director Mia Hansen-Løve’s tender look at relationships and love will have you reaching for the tissue box. You’ve been warned…

Tuesday, April 18

Longest Third Date, Netflix 

When Matt and Khani match on Hinge, sparks fly. So much so that they spontaneously fly to Costa Rica for their third date — and get stuck as the world shuts down in March 2020 due to Covid. An extended stay in paradise becomes the ultimate test of compatibility. This is a true story btw.

Wednesday, April 19

How I Met Your Father Season 2, Disney+

In the near future, is telling her son the story of how she met his father; a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are taking on changes to their careers and love lives as they stumble into their 30s… figuring out how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Thursday, April 20

The Diplomat, Netflix

In the midst of an international crisis, a career diplomat lands in a high-profile job she’s unsuited for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future. Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell and David Gyasi star. 

Friday, April 21

Pray For Our Sinners, in cinemas nationwide

Pray For Our Sinners is a film by Irish documentarian Sinéad O’Shea about the activities of the Catholic Church in her hometown, Navan, and its mistreatment of the vulnerable – especially women and children. A remarkable account of Ireland’s recent history of brutality against children and women touching on topics ranging from corporal punishment to state-sanctioned mother and baby homes, it’s a deeply moving documentary – and surprisingly uplifting, despite its heavy subject matter. 

Saturday, April 22

Indian Matchmaking: Season 3, Netflix

Sima Taparia – better known as Sima Aunty to her lovelorn clients – is back for Season 3 of the hit Netflix show, Indian Matchmaking. This time around, Mumbai’s top matchmaker has her work cut out for her as she draws on decades of experience, traditional methods and her Aparna-proof intuition to counsel clients both old and new. 

Sunday, April 23

Judy Blume Forever, Amazon Prime Video

Judy Blume Forever documents the life and legacy of trailblazing author Judy Blume. Known for her radical honesty, her books revolutionised the way millions of readers understood themselves, their adolescence, and their sexuality. Her fearless mission to openly discuss taboo subjects paved the way to real debate and conversation around book banning, censorship, and teen sexual discovery.

Photography by Amazon Prime Video.