JDIFF 2013: Preview – The Summit

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

The Summit

Sun, 24th  February
Savoy
14.30
95mins

 

Diector Nick Ryan will attend the screening.

On 1 August 2008, climbers from seven international expeditions set out to conquer the summit of K2, considered by many to be the greatest challenge in the climbing world. Though the weather conditions were perfect, what followed was the greatest disaster in the history of attempts on K2. Of the twenty-four climbers who set out, only thirteen survived.

Among the climbers was Ger McDonnell from Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, a larger than life figure who became the first Irishman to reach the summit. But the descent from K2 is even more treacherous than the climb, and as darkness fell and ice-falls cut the ropes on which the climbers depended, the mountain’s deadly nature revealed itself.

In the days that followed, conflicting accounts of the tragedy began to emerge, and central to the mystery was the question of what happened to Ger. Through interviews with the survivors, footage taken during the climb, and breathtaking reconstructions, Nick Ryan’s film tells the story of the disaster: a story of obsession, heroism, carelessness and sheer bad luck. The Summit is the most gripping climbing documentary since Touching the Void and a moving tribute to the climbers who lost their lives.

Alistair Daniel, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – The Moth Diaries

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

The Moth Diaries

Sat, 23rd  February
Cineworld 8
18.00
82mins

Mary Harron and Sarah Bolger will attend the screening.

Acclaimed director Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO, THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE) returns with the chilling story of Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a young girl who, haunted by her father’s suicide, enrolls in an elite boarding school for girls. Before long, Rebecca’s  friendship with the popular Lucy (Sarah Gadon) is shattered by the arrival of a dark and mysterious new student named Ernessa (Lily Cole). Lucy  falls under Ernessa’s spell and becomes emotionally and physically consumed by her glamorous new friend. Rebecca, whose overtures of concern are rejected by Lucy, finds herself lost and confused. She begins to develop a crush on her handsome English teacher, Mr. Davies (Scott Speedman) and immerses herself in the Gothic vampire novel Carilla for his class. Rebecca starts to suspect that Ernessa is a vampire, but, despite the suspicious deaths that begin to occur, her fears are treated as simple girlish jealousy. As the bodies of young girls pile up and the line between reality and the supernatural starts to blur,  Rebecca decides to take matters into her own hands and get rid of Ernessa. Who can say what is real and what is unreal to the heart consumed by passion and a mind afire with loss? Based on the bestselling novel by Rachel Klein, THE MOTH DIARIES is a harrowing story of the anxieties, lusts and fears of adolescence.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp_luBLwsN0

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – Kieran Hickey Programme

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

Kieran Hickey Programme

Sat, 23rd  February
IFI 2
13.00
107mins

&

Sun, 24 February
IFI 2
15.50
114mins

 

Kieran Hickey (1936 – 1993)

The IFI and Jameson Dublin International Film Festival present a tribute to one of Ireland’s most sophisticated and versatile filmmakers – as accomplished in his production of elegant literary documentaries as he was in his direction of a series of exceptional short fiction films – literary adaptations and dramas which, for the first time in Irish cinema, explored sexuality, infidelity, and middle-class angst and challenged notions of nationalism, sectarianism and the glorification of the past. These fine works were produced with his collaborators Pat Duffner and Sean Corcoran at BAC films alongside an extensive catalogue of commissioned films – travelogues, health & safety and corporate films – which today provide colourful snapshots of Irish society in the 1970s and ‘80s. (Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.)

I had the good fortune to co-write with Kieran Hickey. Kieran was intent on bringing to the screen a true picture of Irish society. There is nothing cozy about his films. There is, instead, an honesty and an exactitude, a desire to sweep aside a divisive self-consciousness in favour of a mature exploration of ourselves. His ambition for the work was never thwarted by budget restrictions. Kieran was a private man with strong friendships, ever prepared to get in the fight. His deep love of literature and extensive knowledge of cinema was brought to bear in the face of any challenge. (Philip Davison)

We are delighted to welcome Kieran’s friend, Theatre Director Patrick Mason to introduce both programmes.

 

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – Kelly + Victor

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

Kelly + Victor

Fri, 22nd February
Light House 1
20.00
90 mins

 

A haunting, candid depiction of a young couple embarking on a passionate and transgressive love affair, adapted from the novel by Niall Griffiths. The film stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian Morris.

Director Kieran Evans will attend the screening

Book tickets here or drop into Filmbase.

 http://www.jdiff.com/

 

 

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – Call Girl

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

Call Girl

Thurs, 21stFebruary
Light House 1
20.20
140 mins

 

Stockholm, late 70s. The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women’s liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. CALL GIRL tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

CALL GIRL is inspired by the real events of the most shocking political scandal of the Swedish seventies.

 

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Produced by Garagefilm Film International AB, in co-production with Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB, The Chimney Pot Sverige AB, Nouvago Capital AB, Friland Produksjon A/S, Yellow Film & TV Oy and Newgrange Pictures Ltd with support from the Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV fond, Norwegian Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, The Irish Film Board and Windmill Lane Pictures.

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – JDIFF Shorts

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

JDIFF Shorts

Thurs, 21st February
Light House
20.00
82mins

 

From documentaries to animation, JDIFF presents another hand-picked selection of the best new Irish shorts.

 

Just Saying

Director: Dave Tynman

Running Time: 5 minutes

Just Saying is about loving Dublin even when you don’t always like it.

 

Patsy Dick

Director: Clodagh Downing

Running Time: 12 minutes

Patsy Dick is the story of a West Cork boatman who meets and helps an American couple, Tom and Sarah. Together, they find that something totally unexpected is exactly what they need.

 

Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion

Director: Shimmy Marcus

Running Time: 13 minutes

Hannah Cohen, a spirited 7 year old growing up in 70s Dublin can’t wait to make her Holy Communion. The only problem is – she’s the wrong religion! A heart-warming tale about the universal desire to belong.

 

Scratch

Director: Philip Kelly

Running Time: 13 minutes

 

Eoin (Conor Drum) works the night shift in a quiet petrol station. His main source of distraction night after night is regular customer Ger (Stephen Jones) who believes he has a system for picking winning scratch cards. Things take an unexpected turn with the arrival of a masked armed robber.

 

Do You Want a Flake with That?

Director: Julia Wakeham

Running Time: 5 minutes

Most people’s idea of having an ice cream is on a warm summer’s day by the seaside.

Do You want a Flake With That? shows the other side of this ideal. Every evening, hail, rain, or shine, Mr Cheeko works his run around Dublin’s inner city flat complexes. This is his story.

 

The Question

Director: Finn van Gelderen

Running Time: 5 minutes

An agitated Zen student asks his master a question with unexpected results.  Dealing with questions of “the void” and being mindful of himself the student discovers not is all as simple as he wants it to be.

 

Pitch Black Heist

Director: John Maclean

Running Time: 14 minutes

Two thieves plan a daring raid on a bank vault in total darkness in this sharp and deadpan black comedy starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham.

 

Book tickets here or drop into Filmbase.

 http://www.jdiff.com/

 

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – Black Ice

 

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

Black Ice

Wed, 20th February
Light House 1
20.50
98 mins

 
Director Johnny Gogan will attend the screening.
A story of youthful misadventure set against the backdrop of a lawless border terrain during the last gasps of the Irish boom – Black Ice charts the story of Alice as she is seduced into the rhythmic rumbling world of local boy racers. Alice is beckoned from her middle-class existence by the growling engine of Jimmy’s slick, black, Skyline. Racing, dicing, drifting together on the winding back roads, Alice and Jimmy dream of rally cars and make great plans to escape the cloying town.
Alice is swept away, beyond the danger of the boy racer scene, and into the underworld of the borderland, where Jimmy doesn’t believe in playing it straight. He likes the taste of money and he likes to take short-cuts. Despite her brother Tom’s warnings, Jimmy’s criminal behavior only makes Alice want him more, while the greed that has taken hold of the community is about to claim its price in young lives.
Two years later an estranged Alice returns home to deal with the aftermath of the high-speed boy racer collision that has taken the life of Tom and his girlfriend. In her search for Jimmy, Alice relives her own complicity in events and the descent into deceit and corruption that led to this personal and community catastrophe

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JDIFF 2013: Preview – Earthbound

 

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

Earthbound

Wed, 20th February
Cineworld 9
18.15
93 mins

 

Joe Norman just wants the ordinary things in life; a job he doesn’t hate; a place to call home and nice girl to settle down with. He’s just like the rest of us. But this is also the story of a young man who was told by his father Bill, on his death bed, that he is an alien and must continue his dying species.

Joe goes out of his way to meet and win the heart of a ‘compatible’ human mate. He finds and falls in love with Maria but once he tells her the truth she thinks he’s crazy. And he more he tries to convince her, the closer he gets to losing her. Meanwhile intergalactic bounty hunters, disguised as human resource specialists visiting Joe’s office, are in hot pursuit of Joe. Maria then discovers by accident the truth hidden in Joe’s old home movies and joins Joe in his attempt to escape to his home planet.
 
EARTHBOUND is a Sci-fi comedy starring Rafe Spall (Prometheus, One Day, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), Jenn Murray (Dorothy Mills) and David Morrissey (Blitz, Centurion, Nowhere Boy, The Walking Dead).

 

Book tickets here or drop into Filmbase.

 http://www.jdiff.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9QE0f5aVdY

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