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Dublin set to soar with Desire and Music

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- Kenneth Branagh and Julie Andrews are to be honoured with Voltas

Dublin set to soar with Desire and Music

Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire, with Orla Brady and Vincent Perez in attendance for the screening, will open the 13th Dublin International Film Festival (19-29 March). Julie Andrews will be in Dublin to close the festival with the evergreen The Sound of Music. Several other stars are confirmed to attend, including Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman, Ryan O’Neal, Russell Crowe, Kim Cattrall, Danny Huston, Jack Reynor and Robbie Sheehan. Branagh and Andrews will both be honoured with a Volta, an award created by the festival to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film. 

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In the programme, the centrepiece will be the 40th-anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Barry Lyndon, with star Ryan O’Neal and producer Jan Harlan attending. Other programme highlights include Branagh’s Cinderella [+see also:
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, Rickman’s A Little Chaos [+see also:
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interview: Alan Rickman
film profile
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, Crowe’s The Water Diviner, François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: François Ozon
film profile
]
, Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
, Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile
]
, Wim WendersThe Salt of the Earth [+see also:
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, Sydney Sibilia’s I Can Quit Whenever I Want [+see also:
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interview: Sydney Sibilia
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, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix [+see also:
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making of
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interview: Christian Petzold
film profile
]
, Eskil Vogt’s Blind [+see also:
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interview: Eskil Vogt
interview: Eskil Vogt
film profile
]
, Kristian Levring’s The Salvation [+see also:
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interview: Kristian Levring
film profile
]
, Henrik Hellström’s The Quiet Roar [+see also:
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, Bille August’s Silent Heart [+see also:
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film profile
]
, Ester Martin Bergsmark’s Something Must Break [+see also:
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festival scope
film profile
]
and Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream [+see also:
film review
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interview: Jonas Alexander Arnby
film profile
]
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Festival director Gráinne Humphreys said, “This festival belongs to our audiences who come in such great numbers; we have expanded the programme to accommodate new venues and screenings, and each year we relish the challenge to excite, educate and entertain the best cinema audiences in the world.”

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