Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 19th to 29th March 2015
At the Lighthouse this morning Grainne Humphreys, festival director, introduced some of the highlights of the programme which will include over 130 films from 38 countries including an eclectic mix of Korea, Denmark, Mexico, Argentina, Serbia, United Arab Emirates and Iran and of course the US.
The festival has managed to procure the attendance of three famous actors turned directors namely Kenneth Branagh whose fairy tale masterpiece Cinderella will be shown, Alan Rickman will showcase his period film A Little Chaos and Russell Crowe will be here for his Gallipoli inspired directorial debut The Water Diviner. Kenneth Branagh is also to receive a Volta, an award created by the festival to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film. Julie Andrews will also be in attendance to receive her Volta. She will close the festival with one of her greatest films the iconic The Sound of Music. The festival will also be graced with the presence of Ryan O’Neal and will show his collaboration with Barbara Streisand in What’s Up Doc? and he will also be in conversation with Grainne Humphreys.
The festival will open Mary McGuckian’s depiction of Irish designer Eileen Gray in The Price of Desire which will have to be beautiful given her magisterial influence on modernist design as encapsulated in E1027 her futuristic house on the French Riviera.
The full programme, which includes workshops, talks and a host of other activities, will be available to view from 7pm today 25th February and online booking begins half an hour later at 7.00pm – www.jdiff.com