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Dublin Film Festival unveils programme

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- The event will screen more than 130 titles for its 11th edition

Dublin Film Festival unveils programme

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has become Ireland's premier feature film festival and takes place in Ireland's capital city each February. Now in its 11th year, the festival will screen over 130 feature films, from both Irish and international filmmakers. Special guests Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne, Frank Langella, Olivier Assayas, Costa-Gavras, Joss Whedon and Danny DeVito have all been confirmed.

Irish actors Killian Scott and Kelly Campbell, who will both feature in films screening at the festival – Black Ice [+see also:
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 and The Good Man – launched the festival programme on 23rd January.  Speaking at the launch, Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said: “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: Olivier Assayas, Costa-Gavras, Danny DeVito, Joss Whedon, Margery Simkin and Frank Langella, it is an honour to welcome them and the rest of our cast list to Dublin.”

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Tim Roth will showcase his gentle side at the opening gala, a screening of compelling family drama Broken, directed by Rufus Norris and written by Irish screenwriter Mark O’Rowe  both of whom will attend the screening along with Roth. Creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and director of Avengers Assemble Joss Whedon will once again defy convention with a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Meanwhile Olivier Assayas will present his depiction of the 1960s student revolution in France, Something in the Air [+see also:
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while Costa-Gavras presents his topical economic thriller Capital.

The programme also features a number of films which have been highly successful on the festival circuit in 2012. These include Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta (which took the Golden Lion in Venice), Taviani Brother’s Berlinale winner Caesar Must Die [+see also:
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, Foreign language Oscar nominee Beyond the Hills [+see also:
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interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
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 (Cristian Mungiu) and Jake Schreier’s Robot and Frank, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Other attractions will include  highly anticipated titles White Elephant [+see also:
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 (Pablo Trapero), Post Tenebras Lux [+see also:
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(Carlos Reygadas), With You, Without You (Prasanna Vithange), Gangs of Wasseypur (Anurag Kashyap), Stoker (Chan-wook Park), Easy Money I & II (Daniel Espinosa and Babak Najafi), Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki), The Look of Love [+see also:
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 (Michael Winterbottom) and Cloud Atlas [+see also:
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 (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Lachowski).

The festival is also a hugely important event for the small Irish film industry, since it serves as a powerful showcase for Irish filmmaking. The 2013 programme reaffirms this commitment, with a lineup that includes an adaptation of the popular television comedy that is The Hardy Bucks Movie; Kieron J Walsh’s blackly humorous Jump, Mary Harron’s visually lush The Moth Diaries starring Sarah Bolger, documentary maker Kieran Evans’ powerful debut feature Kelly + Victor, and the intriguing Irish co-production Call Girl [+see also:
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