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The Berlinale 2014 to Screen 3 IFB Films

Calvary, Brendan Gleeson,  Berlinale, 2014

Calvary,  The Food Guide to Love,  and  Last Hijack  at Berlinale 2014


Three films supported by the IFB will screen at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), which runs from February 6-16: Calvary, The Food Guide to Love, and Last Hijack.

John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary, which stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Domhnall Gleeson and Killian Scott, is the blackly comic tale of a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. It will screen as part of the Panorama Special segment of the festival. Watch the trailer here.

The Food Guide to Love, directed by Dominic Harari and Teresa de Pelegri, is a charming romantic comedy set in Dublin about a trendsetting Irish food writer and the feisty Spanish beauty who inspires him to put his heart before his stomach in matters of love. The film stars Leonor Watling and Richard Coyle, and will screen as part of the Kulinarische Kino (Culinary Cinema) section of the Berlinale. Find out more here.

Both Calvary and The Food Guide to Love will also screen at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) in February.

Last Hijack will screen as part of the Panorama Dokumente segment of the Berlinale. This is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate‚Äôs perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, the film takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one Somali pirate, Mohamed, came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence. Animated re-enactments exploring Mohamed’s memories, dreams and fears from his point of view are juxtaposed with raw footage from his everyday life in an original non-fiction narrative. Read more here.

Many other Irish Film Board-funded films will sell at the Berlinale’s market, EFM, where the IFB will also have a stand. We will post a full list of titles next week.

Berlinale screening times:



Sun Feb 09 19:00 Zoo Palast 1
Mon Feb 10 10:00 CinemaxX 7
Tue Feb 11 14:30 Cubix 9
Fri Feb 14 21:30 Zoo Palast 1
Sun Feb 16 20:00 International (G)



Tue Feb 11 22:00 MGB-Kino (E)



Fri Feb 07 17:00 CineStar 7 (E)
Sat Feb 08 12:00 CineStar 7 (E)
Sun Feb 09 17:30 Cubix 7 (E)
Mon Feb 10 15:30 Colosseum 1 (E)
Fri Feb 14 14:30 CineStar 7 (E)