Byrne, DeVito, Roth, Whedon among confirmed guests for Dublin

11th edition of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs Feb 14-24 and will open with Rufus Norris’ Broken [pictured].

Byrne, DeVito, Roth, Whedon among confirmed guests for Dublin

Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne, Frank Langella, Olivier Assayas, Costa-Gavras, Joss Whedon, Robert Towne and Danny DeVito are among the guests confirmed to attend the 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which runs Feb 14-24.

Over 130 feature films will screen at this year’s festival which opens with Rufus Norris’ BIFA-winning Broken, with the film’s star Roth in attendance alongside Norris and writer Mark O’Rowe. The festival will close with the world premiere of Blood Rising from director Mark McLoughlin and artist Brian Maguire.

Other films screening include Whedon’s black and white take on Shakespeare’s classic Much Ado About Nothing, Jake Schreier’s Robot & Frank starring Langella and Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries, as well as award-winning films from around the world such as Berlinale 2012 winner Caesar Must Die and Kim Ki-duk’s Venice winning Pieta.

Festival director Gráinne Humphreys commented: “The year long search for the most original voices in contemporary cinema will finally be unveiled next month. It’s a festival jam packed with screenings, workshops and masterclasses, and I am genuinely humbled by the guests who will join us.”

This year will also see the festival focus on European film, welcoming filmmakers such as Assayas (Something in the Air), Costa-Gavras (Capital), Pascal Bonitzer (Cherchez Hortense) and Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking), as well hosting a concert of film scores by Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli, a collaboration between the festival, the National Concert Hall and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Documentaries screening at this year’s edition include Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Claire Dix’s Broken Song, which follows three hip-hop artists from north Dublin, and Paul Duane’s NATAN, a portrait of controversial French film pioneer Bernard Natan.

Kieslowski’s Blind Chance, Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd. and Jerry Schatzberg’s Scarecrow will screen as part of the Out of the Past season, alongside Fritz Lang’s 1928 Spies, with a live accompaniment by Günther Buchwald, and a tribute to Irish filmmaker Kieran Hickey hosted in association with the IFI. 

For the full lineup, visit the festival’s official website.

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