JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Out of Here

 

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Out of Here

Saturday, 22nd February 2014

8:30PM @ Light House

 

Ciaran is a passionate yet restless college dropout who has returned home to recession-struck Dublin after a year of travelling.

Broke and living with his parents, struggling to re-connect with the ex-girlfriend that he left behind and the friends and social scene that have moved on without him, Ciaran questions whether he should stay or go – and comes to realize the difference between being stuck and being present.

Out of Here is a contemporary coming of age story shedding Dublin and its youth culture in a light not previously seen or explored.

Director Donal Foreman told Film Ireland that, “I’m very pleased to have Out of Here play at my hometown festival, especially as the landscapes and communities of Dublin play such a fundamental role in the movie. Since I was a teenager I’ve been frustrated at the dearth of films exploring the Dublin experienced by myself and others of my generation. I’m glad that my own attempt to fill that gap has found a home at a festival with a strong commitment to arthouse film and such an engaged local audience. (Also hoping they’ll move it to a bigger screen or schedule a second screening so that more people can see it, as I hear it’s already sold out!)”

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Donal Foreman

Cast: Fionn Walton, Aoife Duffin, Annabell Rickerby

Duration: 80 minutes

Guest Attending: Donal Foreman

 

Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – The Stag

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The Stag

Sunday, 23rd February 2014

7:30PM @ Savoy

A bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: John Butler

Cast: Hugh O’Conor, Andrew Scott, Brian Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Amy Huberman

Country of Origin: Ireland

Duration: 94 minutes

Year: 2013

Guest Attending: John Butler, Andrew Scott, Hugh O’Connor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson, Michael Legge, Andrew Bennett, Amy Hubberman, Rebecca O’Flanagan, Rob Walpole

 

Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

 

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Run & Jump

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Run & Jump

Saturday, 22nd February 2014

6:15PM @ Cineworld

Steph Green’s first feature Run & Jump is set to screen at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Green was nominated for an Oscar for her short New Boy. Her new feature, written by Ailbhe Keogan and produced by Tamara Anghie, is an unconventional love story set in rural Ireland about a woman’s relationships with her husband, after he suffers a stroke, and with the doctor treating him.

The film follows Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), who is struggling to return her family to normality after her husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke that changes his personality. When an American doctor, Ted (Will Forte), comes to stay with the family to study Conor’s condition, relationships are strained. With two children and two men in the house, Vanetia treats Ted with hostility, before seeing the calming effects he has on the family.

Speaking to Film Ireland, producer Tamara Anghie said, “It’s wonderful to be bringing Run & Jump back home after its recent release in North America.  We’ve been blown away by the reviews and positive audience responses to the film in the US.  If the awards at Galway and the standing ovation at Kerry film festivals are any indication, we believe Irish audiences will also love the film, so we’re extremely pleased it will be showing at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and then released theatrically by Wildcard distribution around the country in May.”

 

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

 

 

Director: Steph Green

Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte

Duration: 99 minutes

 

Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

 

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Gold

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Gold

Saturday, 22nd February 2014

12.30PM @ Light House

The Irish feature comedy Gold, written and directed by IFTA-winning Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair) and funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) stars David Wilmot (Ripper Street, Shadow Dancer), James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) and Kerry Condon (This Must Be The Place, The Runway).

Wilmot plays a wandering loner, Ray, who tries to track down his estranged ex-partner (Condon) and teenage daughter (played by Maisie Williams) so that his dying father can see his grand-daughter one last time.

Speaking to Film Ireland, director Niall Heery said, “Gold is a comedy about a disconnected man, played by David Wilmot, who returns to his hometown in order to visit his ailing father. He finds himself forced to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-partner who have built a new life with his former PE Teacher, a regimental control freak played by Jimmy Nesbitt. He ends up moving into the trophy room in the house where they all live and proves to be an unruly force of nature, unwittingly causing total mayhem and destruction.

 

“I’m delighted to have the film screening at the Dublin Film Festival. My first film Small Engine Repair played here and I was thrilled with the reception it got. I genuinely love the festival, it always has a really exciting programme. I’m sure it’ll prove to be a great platform for Gold.”

 

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

 

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.
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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – The Inquiry

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The Inquiry

Saturday, 22nd February 2014

12.30PM @ Light House

The 1913 Lockout occurred at a time when trade unionists, employers and politicians were beginning to debate the internationalism of capital and its consequences. Issues of globalization, competition and the social wage are once more at the centre of political and ideological dialogue, as they were 100 years ago.

The Lockout is also the nearest thing Ireland has ever had to a socialist revolution. It provides a glimpse of analternative Ireland that people strove for, before competing nationalisms imposed their own social straitjackets on irish society

From the 29th September to the 6th October 1913, in a meeting room in the East Wing of Dublin Castle, the two key protagonists of the lockout, trade unionist Jim Larkin and industrialist William Martin Murphy were cross-examined, delivered evidence and made statements to the Board of Trade Inquiry into the Dublin Industrial Dispute headed by Sir George Askwith. As the British and international media looked on an iconic clash of ideolgies and personalities took place whch still resonates today.

The Inquiry is Brian Gray’s fascinating docu-drama that brings to life the events that occurred in that meeting room in 1913

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Living In A Coded Land

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Living In A Coded Land

Wednesday, 19th February 2014

6.30PM @ Light House

According to Director Pat Collins, “Living in a Coded Land is a poetic and imaginative film essay that makes unexpected links between events and locations, history and contemporary life. The film revolves around the notion of a sense of place and stories associated with place, reflecting on the subterranean traces of the past in the present and probing themes such as the impact of colonialism, emigration, the famine, land, housing and the place of art in society. Making extensive use of archive from RTÉ and the IFI, the film seeks to explore the more elusive layers of meaning that make up this country.”

 

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Pat Collins

Duration: 80 minutes

 

Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

 

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Eliza Lynch: Queen Of Paraguay

 

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Eliza Lynch: Queen Of Paraguay

Thursday, 20th February 2014

8:00PM @Savoy

Irish Paraguayan Feature Documentary Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay starring Irish actress Maria Doyle Kennedy is a love story between the beautiful Eliza, Heroine of Paraguay and President Francisco Solano Lopez, is one of the most intriguing, and yet one of the least known lives of modern history.

Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay is an epic story of hunger, war, wealth, of family, love, tragedy and loss told through the eyes of Eliza brilliantly and movingly played by Marie Doyle Kennedy and as a young woman by Paraguayan model and Olympic athlete, Leryn Franco.

Eliza was born in Charleville, County Cork in 1833, and became the wealthiest and the most famous woman in South America in the 19th century; and, as distorted by her enemies, the most infamous.

Produced by Stuart Switzer of Ireland’s Coco Television and Directed by renowned Irish director and film-maker, Alan Gilsenan was Shot in Ireland, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, France, England.

 

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

 

 

Director: Alan Gilsenan

Cast: Leryn Franco, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Duration: 80 minutes

Guest Attending: Alan Gilsenan, Maria Doyle Kennedy

 

Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview

CALVARY starring Brendan Gleeson

Check out our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Click on the film to find out more, plus we chat to some of the filmmakers about their work.

 

Calvary

Come into The Gardens

The Devil’s Pool – Madness, Melancholia And The Artist

Eliza Lynch: Queen Of Paraguay

The Food Guide To Love

Gold

How to be Happy

The Inquiry

Irish Short Film

The Last Days On Mars

Living In A Coded Land

Love Eternal

No Limbs No Limits

Out of Here

Run & Jump

The Stag

Stay

A Thousand Times Goodnight

 

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

 

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