Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival programme which was officially launched today, jonied Pat Kenny in studio this morning to discuss some of the highlights from this year.
The Festival will welcome a stunning array of filmmaking talent to Dublin this March for the 13th edition of the Festival, which takes place from 19th – 29th March.
It will celebrate the best in storytelling with compelling narratives, screening over 130 films, with over 60 Irish and international guests including acting legends such as Julie Andrews, Ryan O’Neal, Danny Huston, Kim Cattrall and Vincent Perez and Irish talents such as Orla Brady, Jack Reynor and Robbie Sheehan.
One of the major highlights of the programme is the attendance of three talented actor-turned-directors, who will be attending the Festival: Kenneth Branagh will screen his fairytale masterpiece Cinderella; Alan Rickman will showcase his picturesque period film A Little Chaos and Russell Crowe will be back in Dublin for his directorial debut The Water Diviner.
Gráinne Humphreys stated: “This year’s festival will again celebrate the best of contemporary world cinema, bringing the work of both the established and emerging filmmakers to Dublin over 11 glittering days and nights. It’s going to be a very special year - we have a dazzling array of films and a guest list which has taken years to assemble.
This festival belongs to our audiences who come in such great numbers, we have expanded the programme to accommodate new venues and screenings, each year we relish the challenge to excite, educate and entertain the best cinema audiences in the world.”
Kenneth Branagh and Julie Andrews will both be honoured with a Volta, an award created by the Festival to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film.
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Barry Lyndon and to celebrate this special anniversary, star Ryan O’Neal will be joined by producer Jan Harlan at a screening of this epic period adventure in the Savoy Cinema on Saturday March 21st.
The full programme will be available to view from the festival website jdiff.com from 7.30pm along with online booking open on 25th February, Tickets can be booked in person at the Festival Box Ofiice on 13 Lower Ormond Quay from 26th February, or at Ticket Offices in Cineworld or the Light House from 14th March.
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