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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Love Eternal

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Love Eternal

Tue 18th Feb 2014

8:30PM @ Cineworld

Following the success of his debut feature, Savage, director Brendan Muldowney returns to the screen with his new film, Love Eternal, based on the Japanese novel In Love with the Dead, by Kei Oishi. The film focuses on a death-fixated young man trying to make sense of the world.

Conor Barry and the team behind Dublin-based Fastnet Films co-produced the film with Rinkel Films of the Netherlands, Red Lion and T.O. Entertainment. A truly international venture, post-production took place in Luxembourg, making it the first Irish/Luxembourg feature to go into production following the signing of a co-production treaty at the 2011 Galway Film Fleadh.

Brendan Muldowney told Film Ireland that he is “delighted to be part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival this year and excited about  Dublin audiences having a chance to see Love Eternal.”

When Ian Harding’s (Robert de Hoog) mother dies, this isolated man must venture into a world that he no longer understands. Unable to comprehend basic human emotions, he takes the decision to end it all in a snowy forest clearing, but a rare chance encounter will change his life. Love Eternal is a rich cinematic experience, and, in his exploration of notions of life, death and the universe as a whole, Muldowney has created a bold cinematic landscape all his own.

 

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

 

 

Director: Brendan Muldowney

Cast: Polyanna McIntosh, Amanda Ryan, Robert de Hoog

Duration: 93 minutes

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

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – The Food Guide To Love

 

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The Food Guide To Love

Mon 17th Feb 2014

8:00PM @ Cineworld

 

Set in contemporary Dublin, The Food Guide to Love is a comedy of romantic errors that charts the dysfunctional love between a Dublin food writer and the completely incompatible Spanish woman he falls for.

Speaking to Film Ireland, directors Dominic Harari & Teresa De Pelegri said, “We were attracted to the idea of making a comedy about a dysfunctional romance in which food would be the action terrain, the battleground on which the relationship conflicts were fought. From the day we suck on a breast for the first time as babies, an emotional connection is formed between food and love in our psyche. Food ignites deep emotions inside us, and our emotional problems affect our attitudes to food.

“The inspiration for the story came from a quote we read by George Bernard Shaw: “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” We began imagining a man who finds it easier to love a good steak than the person he’s with, and our main character, Oliver, was born. Shooting the film in Dublin was a blast and we hope watching it will be even more of one, starring Richard Coyle and Spanish singer-actress Leonor Watling, supported by an incredible array of Irish talent such as Simon Delaney, Bronagh Gallagher, Lorcan Cranitch, Ger Ryan and David Wilmott.”

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri

Cast: Richard Coyle, Leonor Watling

Duration: 90 minutes

Guest Attending: Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri

 

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

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – A Thousand Times Goodnight

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A Thousand Times Goodnight

Sunday, 16th February 2014

8:15PM @ Cineworld

Juliette Binoche stars in this Irish co-production that tells the tale of Rebecca, one of the world’s top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters need Rebecca, who, however, loves both her family and her work…

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Erik Poppe

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Duration: 111 minutes

 

Guest Attending: Erik Poppe

 

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

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – The Last Days On Mars

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The Last Days On Mars

Monday, 17th February 2014

9.00PM @ Cineworld

Ruairí Robinson’s debut feature, Last Days on Mars, is set to be released in Irish cinemas 11th April. Written by Clive Dawson, the film follows a crew of astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars. One of the crew members of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora …

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Ruairí Robinson

Cast: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams

Duration: 98 minutes

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

 

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – The Devil’s Pool – Madness, Melancholia And The Artist

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

Tuesday, 18th February 2014

6:15PM @ IFI

Cecily Brennan’s film The Devil’s Pool – Madness, Melancholia And The Artist concerns itself with the question: is there a connection between creativity and madness?

According to Brennan, speaking to Film Ireland, “There’s a long held public belief in a connection. The documentary examines and questions attitudes to both creativity and madness using dramatisation and interviews with four contributors: poet Paul Muldoon, playwright Frank Mc Guinness, academic Professor Patricia Waugh, and psychiatrist, and leading researcher in the world on this subject, Dr. Simon Kyaga. Each interviewee was selected carefully as I was acutely aware of the importance of balanced and informed comment on this complex and controversial subject. Fascinating views and overlaps emerge during the documentary leading us to question our unchallenged assumptions about this belief.”

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

 

Director: Cecily Brennan

Cast: Marty Rea

Duration: 35 minutes

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Stay

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Stay

Saturday, 15th February 2014

8:00PM @ Cineworld

Stay is about a group of people caught at a crossroads, each struggling to find a place to  stay, a place to call home.  Abbey (Taylor Schilling of Orange is the New Black) finds  herself in love with Dermot (Aidan Quinn), a disgraced professor in his 50s who’s retreated to the rugged expanse of Connemara years ago. Their happy existence is  upended when Abbey finds out that she is pregnant and Dermot is too immature to  consider the idea of fatherhood. Uncertain about her own feelings, Abbey decides to  return home to Canada.

Initially relieved, Dermot reclaims his tiny cottage by the sea, once again master of his  own domain, albeit a small one. In an attempt to keep the outside world at bay, he  begins an archaeological dig which renders unexpected results, including a budding  friendship with Sean, a lost boy from the neighboring village, and Michael, a former  colleague who knows too much about the past for Dermot’s liking. In the end, however, it  is his encounter with Deirdre, a pregnant big city girl who returns to the village because  of her mother’s sudden death that opens Dermot’s heart to the idea of nurturing his own  child.

Back with her dysfunctional father Frank, Abbey realizes that Montreal no longer feels  like home. Repeating an age-old pattern, she turns to self-destructive behavior but in the  end, it is a painful discovery about her own mother that sets her free.

Spaeaking to Film Ireland, director Wiebke von Carolsfeld said that she is “absolutely thrilled to bring Stay home to Ireland. It was a blast to shoot the Irish part of the film in Connemara. The crew was an absolute delight, working with true dedication under sometimes less than ideal conditions – we managed to shoot the film in the rainiest June on record. The actors were uniformly inspiring. Aside from working with proven local actors like Brian Gleeson, Darine Ni Dhonnchadha, Fred McClosky, Carrie Crowley and Chris McHallem, it was the discovery of talents like Nika McGuigan and Barry Keoghan that was truly gratifying. Both give fabulously layered performances in Stay, especially considering that for Nika this is her first feature film.”

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

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Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Cast: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan

Duration: 99 minutes

 

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

 

 

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Come into The Gardens

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 Come into The Gardens

Saturday, 15th February 2014

7:00PM @ Light House Cinema

Outlandishtheatre‘s debut film Come into The Gardens, is the outcome of a collaborative arts project, funded by the Arts Council and managed by CREATE. Maud Hendricks, artistic director of the film and neighbour to St. Teresa’s Gardens, became aware of the slow process of de-tenanting of her neighbouring estate. For twelve years Maud only passed by this social housing estate; a walled garden with just one way in and one way out. Maud, Kilian Waters of Shoottokill, and the residents create film portraits in a larger than life way, against the background of the physical skeleton of this housing estate on the brink of demolition.

 

Speaking to Film Ireland, the film’s director Maud Hendricks said, “To make the film I entered into St. Teresa’s Gardens, a social housing estate in Dublin 8, that I have been a close neighbour to for 12 years, for the first time. The screening of Come into The Gardens at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival means that all people of Dublin and beyond can follow me and meet the last remaining residents of The Gardens, before the estate will change its shape for good.”

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – No Limbs No Limits

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No Limbs No Limits

Saturday 15th February 2014

11:00AM @ Savoy

No Limbs No Limits is the extraordinary and awe-inspiring life story of Irish born Joanne O’ Riordan. Joanne, who suffers with a rare physical  disability known as Total Amelia, is only one of seven known people in the world living with this physical form. This means she was born without all four limbs.

Directed by her brother Steven O’ Riordan and narrated by Tony Award Winning actress Marie Mullen, this film follows Joanne’s journey from her home in County Cork to the United Nations in New York, where she delivers a key-note speech and a challenge to the most influential women in technology: to build her a robot.

Through touchingly candid interviews with her parents and moving use of old home movies, No Limbs No Limits demonstrates the incredible things one can achieve when motivated by love.

It is a story of hope, triumph over adversity and is a story of how human resilience can conquer all.

Speaking to Film Ireland, director Steven O’ Riordan said: “The intention of the film is to show the world what one person can achieve even if the odds are stacked against you.  The documentary is an intimate portrait of the incredible life of Joanne O Riordan as she prepares to address the United Nations. We discover what it is that Joanne has achieved and how it is she has overcome many obstacles to achieve what others would deem impossible.

“To have this film shown at the festival is a huge honour. I want people to come away with the sense of a can do attitude and that anything is possible if you focus and are given the chance. It’s an important film because it opens up a conversation on what it is like to have a disability and how people can misjudge you on that basis.”

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

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Director: Steven O’Riordan

Duration: 70 minutes

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The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from the 13th – 23th February 2014.

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Irish Short Film

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Friday, 14th Feb 2014

Light House Cinema @ 6:30PM

JDIFF presents another hand-picked selection of the best Irish shorts.

Breakfast Wine
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Writer: Kevin Barry
Running Time: 11 minutes
They say it takes just three alcoholics to keep a small bar running in a country town, but what if you’ve only got two?

Atrophy
Director: Mairtín de Barra
Writer: Matthew Roche
Running Time: 13 minutes
Atrophy examines the sacrifices made in the name of development, and the effect they have upon people. A tale of old versus new, loss, friendship and an old farmer and his dog…

Rúbaí
Director: Louise Ni Fhiannachta
Writer: Anton Beag Ó Colla
Running Time: 11 minutes
The First Holy Communion is fast approaching but as an atheist, eight-year-old Rúbaí refuses to be a part of it. Rúbaí faces emotional blackmail, religious and philosophical debate and out and out intolerance in today’s supposedly diverse and modern Ireland.

Morning
Director: Cathy Brady
Writer: Cathy Brady, Sarah Woolner
Running Time: 20 minutes
Mary wakes up on the sofa with a banging headache. Her morning routine is broken by a persistent reporter.

Uisce Beatha
Director: Shaun O’Connor
Writer: Tadhg Hickey
Running Time: 8 minutes
Set in 1912, Uisce Beatha is the true story of Tom, a young man who leaves his home in rural Ireland to cross the ocean on the ill-fated Titanic. But a night of celebration beforehand results in a twist that will affect Tom’s fate drastically…

The Ledge End of Phil (From Accounting)
Writer-director: Paul Ó Muiris
Running Time: 6 minutes
Stuck outside looking in, Phil is forced to face the world he’s been ignoring. Now he must take a leap of faith or be trapped forever.

Mechanic
Writer-directors: Tom Sullivan, Feidlim Cannon
Running Time: 15 minutes
A mechanic at the end of his tether finds solace in old age…

4 Bhanríon
Director: Vittoria Colonna
Writers: Vittoria Colonna, Eoin Rogers
Running Time: 15 minutes
4 Bhanríon (4 Queens) is a black comedy about four elderly sisters who play a game of poker to decide who will take care of their elderly mother.

 

Director: Various

Duration: 99 minutes

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

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JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Calvary

 

CALVARY starring Brendan Gleeson

Calvary

Thu, 13th Feb 2014

7:30PM @ The Savoy

Brendan Gleeson stars as a priest who is threatened by a confessioner and has one week to make peace with God and his family.

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Domhnall Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran, Aidan Gillen

Duration: 100 minutes

Guest Attending: John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly

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

 

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