The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced that the Closing Gala for the 8th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be Luca Guadagnino’s feature film I am Love (Io sono l’amore), with the director Guadagnino and the star Tilda Swinton to attend the screening.
Gráinne Humphreys, director of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival comments: ‘While the finishing touches are being applied to the programme for next year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, I wanted to lift the red curtain and reveal that our Closing Night Gala is something exceptional. Recalling Visconti’s The Leopard, Luca Guadagnino’s superb I Am Love (Io sono l’amore) charts the fractures and fissures as wealthy a Milanese family comes to terms with a changing world. With a compelling central performance by Tilda Swinton (in fluent Italian), a supporting cast led by the wonderfully aristocratic Marisa Berensen, luminous photography and an exquisite score of John Adams’ music, director Guadagnino has succeeded in producing one of the best films of recent memory.’
The closing gala will also include a concert of iconic film scores by world-renowned Italian composer Nino Rota, best known for his collaborations with celebrated directors such as Frederico Fellini and Francis Ford Coppola. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of La Dolce Vita, this enchanting event will present a selection of Rota’s most loved work, including: La Dolce Vita and The Godfather. La Dolce Vita will also be screened during the festival.
The festival takes place from 18th – 28th February 2010. Those wanting to get a sneak preview of the programme and the opportunity of full day of booking before the box office opens, can avail of the festival Season Ticket, priced at €235.