Irish Film to Light Up Dublin at JDIFF 2014
Light Up Dublin
The lineup for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) 2014, which begins this week, includes a wealth of new Irish features, documentaries and shorts funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board. The festival will take place from February 13th to 23rd across the capital.
Audiences can also look forward to the IFB-funded features Calvary, the eagerly anticipated new film by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), which had its world premiere at Sundance in January; John Butler’s hilarious The Stag; sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars, the VFX for which were created by Screen Scene in Dublin; and A Thousand Times Goodnight starring Juliette Binoche, which won the Special Grand Prix of the Jury at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2013.
Among the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board-funded features that will screen are Gold, directed by Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair); Love Eternal, directed by Brendan Muldowney, who was recently voted one of Twitch’s New Directors to Watch; Stay by Wiebke von Carolsfeld, which stars Aidan Quinn; Out of Here, the debut feature by Donal Foreman; and Run & Jump by Steph Green, which took Best Irish Feature and Best First Irish Feature at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
New Irish documentaries inclu.de Living in a Coded Land by Pat Collins; Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay by Alan Gilsenan; and No Limbs, No Limits by Steven O’Riordan, all of which were supported by the IFB.
The IFB-funded short films Breakfast Wine, directed by Ian Fitzgibbon and starring Dylan Moran and Pat Shortt; Rubaí by Louise Ní Fhiannachta; and The Ledge End of Phil by Paul O Muiris will also play.