Date: 16th – 26th February 2017
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADiff) has announced its 2017 programme and is packed with a stellar line-up of blockbuster movies from Irish and World cinema as well as a host of documentaries and shorts. This year’s event will run from February 16th until February 26th across a host of Dublin venues including DIFF House, Light House Cinema, IFI, Savoy and Cineworld.
Some of the hotly tipped films to check out include:
The Irish premiere of Jim Sheridan’s much anticipated adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s novel ‘THE SECRET SCRIPTURE’ starring Jack Reynor, Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave. Redgrave will also receive a Volta award, the festival’s honour for career achievement.
Another highly anticipated premiere is ‘FREE FIRE’, directed by Ben Wheatley starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor, this is a 70s-set thriller about a botched gun deal that goes horribly, horribly wrong. Highly entertaining and a stellar cast with the Irish being well represented!
‘ALONE IN BERLIN’ – Based on Hans Fallada’s German novel ‘Every Man Dies Alone’ which was published in German in 1947. Following its English translation in 2009, it became a surprise bestseller in both the US and UK. The film features Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson in a period drama set in Nazi Germany about a married couple whose son dies in battle, prompting them to begin spreading anti-Nazi literature and resistance.
‘MINDHORN’ – from Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh fame stars in an outrageous comedy about a former television star who’s brought to the Isle of Man to help with a criminal investigation of sorts.
‘HANDSOME DEVIL’ – has been chosen as the closing gala film of the festival and will have director John Butler and cast members Moe Dunford, Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott and Michael McElhatton in attendance. It is a coming-of-age story about the bullied outsider Ned and macho athlete Conor, who are forced to room together at their rugby-loving boarding school. The two form a unique friendship and find themselves tested by two teachers vying for their focus.
There’s more to the film festival than new movies, there’s also lots of industry focused talks and events, screenings of classic films, the “Surprise Film”, plus awards for filmmakers and behind the scenes special events for film industry professionals including seminars and workshops.
To check out the full programme and book your tickets visit http://www.diff.ie/