Jameson Dublin International Film Festival to present ‘the best in new European cinema’ 14th – 24th February 2013
As part of the Presidency’s Cultural Programme, the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is to focus on film with a European perspective. The Festival which runs from 14th to 24th February will screen ‘the best in new European cinema’ and will be attended by many of the acclaimed European directors who make the films. These include France’s Pascal Bonitzer and Costa-Gavras who will be among several of the visiting film-makers offering insights into their work.
Danish writer/directors Tobias Lindholm and Mads Matthiesen will also be Festival participants, as will UK Directors Sophie Fiennes, Scott Graham and actor Tim Roth, who stars in Broken, the film being screened in the Gala Opening. The line-up is further enhanced by award-winning German actor Birgit Minichmayr, Spanish co-directors Patxo Telleria and Aitor Mazo, Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte, and Polish screenwriter Krzysztof Kopka.
A Festival highlight will be A European Perspective: Conversations with Leading European Directors, a chance for film fans to hear leading Irish and international film-makers in conversation about their craft and what inspires them. The event, presented in association with the Irish Film Board, is on Wednesday 20th February, in the Light House Cinema , 1 - 2pm. This is a free but ticketed event.
As part of the Festival, the National Concert Hall will be welcoming Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli to Dublin to present a concert of his film scores. The Italian composer began his film career working on Irish feature films such as Ailsa and I Went Down. Marianelli went on to win the Oscar, Golden Globe and Ivor Novello in the Best Original Score category for Atonement, for which he was also BAFTA nominated.
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present a programme specially selected for the National Concert Hall, which will be introduced by Dario Marianelli himself. The concert takes place on Tuesday 19th February, at 8pm. Tickets can be booked directly via the National Concert Hall.
More on all the events in the Festival website.