Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Audi Dublin International Film Festival returns with another high quality programme this February

An Irish Zombie movie, VR workshop, Oscar nominated features and special appearances from the likes of Vanessa Redgrave, Bill Pullman and Paul Schrader are just some of the highlights of the iconic Audi Dublin International Film Festival which runs from 21st February to the 4th March 2018.
Since it's inception in 2003 , the ADIFF has screened over 1500 films profiling with seasons of international films from Russia, Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Denmark, Latin America and Asia amongst others, aided along the way by a whopping 2,700 volunteers ensuring a successful and eventful festival each year.

Here are a few of this years exciting and action packed festivals highlights:

Black 47 - Wednesday 21 February - 21.00 - Cineworld
An Irish action-drama set during the Great Famine, featuring an all star cast including Hugo Weaving, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Stephen Rea and Jim Broadbent, many of whom will be in attendance for this Gala Screening.

First Reformed - Thursday 22 February - 18.00 - Cineworld
World famous Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, director of American Gigolo and Affliction) will be presenting his new movie in the flesh, telling the story of a guilt-wracked priest (Ethan Hawke) and the wife of a suicidal husband (Amanda Seyfried) who find themselves in each other's lives due to unexpected circumstances.

The Breadwinner - Thursday 22 February - 20.00 - Cineworld
This Oscar-nominated Irish animation from Cartoon Saloon tells the story of an Afghanistan girl pretending to be a boy in order to provide for her family. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie, it has been the talk of the festival circuit for the last few months and is also scheduled to be screened at the upcoming Dingle International Film Festival this March.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown - Saturday 24 February - 20.00 - Cineworld
The legend that is Bill Pullman (Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping) will be attending this screening of his new action-packed Western, in which he co-stars with another icon of the big screen, Peter Fonda.

The Cured - Sunday 25 February - 20.15 - Lighthouse
An Ireland-set zombie movie starring Ellen Page, Sam Keeley and Tom Vaughn-Lawlor, putting a whole new spin on the sub-genre. Irish writer/director David Freyne will also be in attendance.

Isle of Dogs -  Wednesday 28 February - 18.30 - Cineworld
Another twisted animated comedy from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel,Wes Anderson with an impressive voice-cast: Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johannson, Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and loads more besides.

Red Sparrow - Wednesday 28 February - 20.30 - Cineworld
Jennifer Lawrence reunites with her Hunger Games director for this dark and atmospheric spy thriller in which she plays a Russian sleeper agent who may (or may not?) be about to defect to the American side.

Damo & Ivor: The Movie - Friday 2 March - 18.15 - Cineworld
The film version of the hit characters will be getting the world premiere, with the dual role player Andy Quirke in attendance for the movie. Which character will he arrive as though?

Journeyman - Saturday 3 March - 18.30 - Lighthouse
The great Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes, Hot Fuzz), will be in Dublin to present his new directorial outing, in which he also stars as an aging boxer who suffers a serious head injury, and how that impacts on his friends and family.

The Delinquent Season - Saturday 3 March - 20.30 - Lighthouse
Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, Eva Birthistle and Catherine Walker play two happily married couples who simultaneously notice the cracks in their relationships. This is the directorial debut from the writer of Intermission and Broken, while Murphy and Birthistle will be in attendance at the screening.

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