JDIFF 2013: Broken

14th – 24th February 2013


The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival took off last night with the screening of the festival’s opening film Broken, with stars Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy in attendance, along with director Rufus Norris, writer Mark O’Rowe and producers Dixie Linder, Tally Gardner and Nick Marston.


award-winning photograph – copyright Steven Galvin


Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys launched the festival saying, ‘As an international festival, we aspire to champion emerging film makers, recognise established talents and celebrate the independent spirit of film makers the world over – fighting to bring their stories to audiences in their own way. Broken is a very special film – a beautiful story with a wonderful cast, delicate direction and its subtle bittersweet echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird – it’s an honour to bring its key players to Dublin for our Opening Night’


Speaking at the launch, Pat Magee, Managing Director Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, commented, ‘2013 marks the 11th anniversary of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival which is growing from strength to strength and is a world class example of how a great sponsorship can bring real value to all parties.  Jameson are delighted to support the festival this year with an exciting new TV, outdoor and on-line campaign which will  greatly enhance the profile of the festival  with Irish consumers and we are particularly pleased to announce that Danny Devito will be present for a special Jameson Cult Film Club screening of L.A. Confidential.’


Director of Broken Rufus Norris, who attended the premiere, commented, ‘it’s a wonderful compliment for us that Broken has been invited to open this Festival, and I am totally delighted to be part of such a great event. This is doubly so for the fact that so much of the film was created here. Mark O’Rowe and I argued back and forth over the script for days on end in various cafes around the city, and the care he gave it and education he gave me were the foundations of the piece. I hope you folk like it – its body is English but the bones were made in Dublin.’


The  event also saw Cillian Murphy present a Volta, the festival career achievement award, to Tim Roth before the screening, celebrating Roth’s roles in some of the most iconic films of his three-decade long career.

JDIFF 2013: Preview – Broken

The 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (14-24 February 2013)


Thurs, 14 th February
Savoy 1

A powerful family drama, Broken is the feature-film debut from award-winning theatre and opera director Rufus Norris and is written by Irish writer Mark O’Rowe (Intermission). The film also features Cillian Murphy among its impressive ensemble cast.

The film stars Tim Roth as a father looking after an 11-year-old daughter (Eloise Laurence) after his wife leaves him. She witnesses a violent attack which changes the way she looks at the world around her.

Broken recently won the top prize at the British independent film awards 2012 and promises to be a worthy festival opener.

Tim Roth, Rufus Norris, writer Mark O’Rowe and producer Dixie Linder will attend the screening.

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‘Broken’ nominated for the EuropeanDiscovery 2012 – Prix FIPRESCI

Written by Mark O’Rowe (Intermission) and starring Cillian Murphy, Broken is among the list of nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2012 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.

This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Helena Danielsson (Sweden) and Els Vandevorst (the Netherlands), EFA Members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), as well as Alin Tasciyan (Turkey), Paulo Portugal (Portugal), and Mihai Chirilov (Romania) as members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.

 Nominated are:
Denmark, 92 min
DIRECTED BY: Mads Matthiesen
WRITTEN BY: Mads Matthiesen & Martin Pieter Zandvliet
PRODUCED BY: Morten Kjems Juhl

UK, 90 min
DIRECTED BY: Rufus Norris
PRODUCED BY: Dixie Linder, Tally Garner, Nick Marston &
Bill Kenwright

The Netherlands, 81 min
DIRECTED BY: Boudewijn Koole
WRITTEN BY: Boudewijn Koole & Jolein Laarman
PRODUCED BY: Jan van der Zanden & Wilant Boekelman

(Twilight Portrait)
Russia, 105 min
DIRECTED BY: Angelina Nikonova
WRITTEN BY: Angelina Nikonova & Olga Dihovichnaya
PRODUCED BY: Leonid Ogaryov, Angelina Nikonova &
Olga Dihovichnaya

DIE VERMISSTEN (Reported Missing)
Germany, 86 min
DIRECTED BY: Jan Speckenbach
WRITTEN BY: Jan Speckenbach & Melanie Rohde
PRODUCED BY: Anke Hartwig