ADIFF 2018 – Guest Appearances

ADIFF 2018 – Guest Appearances

ADIFF 2018 – 21st Feb – 4th March 2018

ADIFF just announced their programme and every year they have a fine selection of Hollywood types visiting our shores! For us, this is one of the most exciting things about the festival itself. This year, there’s an impressive line up with Bill Pullman, Vanessa Redgrave and Paul Schrader among others. There’s also the directorial debut of one Mark O’Rowe. See more below…

“Bill Pullman, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Schrader, Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Lance Daly, Nora Twomey, Paddy Considine, Sandy Powell, and Lynne Ramsay lead an exquisite line-up of Irish and International film talent coming to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018”

SCHEDULE Paul Schrader – ADIFF 2018 Guest Curator 

Paul Schrader to present new film and receive prestigious Volta Award at ADIFF 2018

“Paul Schrader will also receive a Volta Award and is honoured for his extensive work as a director and screenwriter. Schrader’s acclaimed new film First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke will receive its Gala Irish Premiere at the festival. Schrader will also give an in-depth Public Talk and, as this year’s Guest Curator, will introduce three classic films that have inspired his work.”

Thursday 22nd February
18.00 First Reformed (Irish Premiere with Q&A)

Friday 23rd February 
14.00 (Light House Cinema) Pickpocket (1959), introduced by Paul Schrader
16.00 (Light House Cinema) Performance (1970), introduced by Paul Schrader
18.45 Paul Schrader Public Talk & Volta Award Presentation (O’Reilly Theatre)

Saturday 24th February
14.00 An Autumn Afternoon (1962), introduced by Paul Schrader (Light House Cinema)


Vanessa Redgrave

Sea Sorrow – Directed by Vanessa Redgrave – Sat 3rd Mar 2018 – 4:00pm – Cineworld

“Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive one of the two 2018 ADIFF Volta Awards, the festival’s most prestigious award, for her lifetime of achievement in cinema at the Irish Premiere of her passionate new documentary on the refugee crisis, Sea Sorrow. Her co-director and son Carlo Nero will also attend.”


Bill Pullman

The Ballad of Lefty Brown – Directed by Jared Moshe – USA – 1hr 51mins – 2017

“One of Hollywood’s finest, Bill Pullman, attends the festival for the Irish Premiere of his new Western The Ballad of Lefty Brown, a superb addition to his distinguished body of cinematic work stretching back three decades.”



Barry Keoghan, Lance Daly

Black 47 – Opening Gala – Directed by Lance Daly – Film Stars will be attendence –

“A gripping, pulsating thriller set during the worst year of Ireland’s Great Famine, filmmaker Lance Daly’s latest feature boasts an impressive Irish and international cast.”

Irish director Nora Twomey will attend the long-awaited Irish Premiere Special Presentation of her animated drama The Breadwinner, which has been Oscar-nominated in the Best Animated Feature category for 2018. From Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon, this is a powerful story of an Afghan girl passing as a boy to work to help her family survive.



Nora Twomey

The Breadwinner – Directed by Nora Twomey – Ireland – 1hr 34mins – 2017 –

Thu 22nd Feb 2018 – 8:00pm – Cineworld

My Neighbour Totoro – Directed by Hayao Miyazaki – Japan – 1hr 26mins – 1988 –

Fri 2nd Mar 2018 – 11:00am – Light House Cinema


Paddy Considine

Journeyman – Directed by Paddy Considine – UK – 1hr 32mins – 2017

Paddy Considine follows Tyrannosaur with his second feature as writer/director, a raw, powerful drama about a boxer forced to confront a terrifying new reality.

Sat 3rd Mar 2018 – 6:30pm – Light House Cinema


Cillian Murphy, Mark O’Rowe

The Delinquent Season – Directed by Mark O’Rowe – Ireland – 1hr 43mins – 2017

“Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Mark O’Rowe (Intermission, Boy A) makes his directorial feature debut starring a stellar Irish cast. The movie is a character-driven drama which revolves around two couples who live in suburban Dublin. On the face of it, Jim and Danielle and Yvonne and Chris enjoy stable, happy marriages. But the cracks in their unions begin to appear when one of the couples has an altercation. It’s a tale of love and human nature that asks: how well can we ever really know each other?”



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