Published On: Fri, Feb 15th, 2013 at 7:09am

Film Festival starts with Gala Screening

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The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival opened with a bang yesterday, 14 February 2013, presenting the Gala screening of Broken, with stars Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy in attendance, along with director Rufus Norris, writer Mark O’Rowe and producers Dixie Linder, Tally Gardner and Nick Marston. The very special event also saw Cillian Murphy present a Volta, the festival career achievement award, to Tim Roth before the screening, celebrating Roth’s roles in some of the most iconic films of his three decade long career.
Commenting at the beginning of the 11 day celebration of cinema, Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said:-“As an international festival, we aspire to champion emerging film makers, recognise established talents and celebrate the independent spirit of film makers the world over – fighting to bring their stories to audiences in their own way. Broken is a very special film – a beautiful story with a wonderful cast, delicate direction and its subtle bittersweet echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird – it’s an honour to bring its key players to Dublin for our Opening Night”
Speaking at the launch, Pat Magee, Managing Director Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, commented:- “2013 marks the 11th anniversary of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival which is growing from strength to strength and is a world class example of how a great sponsorship can bring real value to all parties.  Jameson are delighted to support the festival this year with an exciting new TV, outdoor and on-line campaign which will  greatly enhance the profile of the festival  with Irish consumers and we are particularly pleased to announce that Danny Devito will be present for a special Jameson Cult Film Club screening of L.A. Confidential
Director of Broken Rufus Norris, who attended the premiere, commented: “it’s a wonderful compliment for us that Broken has been invited to open this Festival, and I am totally delighted to be part of such a great event. This is doubly so for the fact that so much of the film was created here. Mark O’Rowe and I argued back and forth over the script for days on end in various cafes around the city, and the care he gave it and education he gave me were the foundations of the piece. I hope you folk like it – its body is English but the bones were made in Dublin.”
The festival continues until 24th February, with special guests including Danny DeVito for the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of LA Confidential and a Volta presentation by Brendan Gleeson after the screening of The War of the Roses; actor James D’Arcy who will attend the screening of Cloud Atlas; director Costa-Gavras who will attend the screening of his new film Capital along with actor Gabriel Byrne; iconic Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne who will attend the screening of ShampooBorgen screenwriter Tobias Lindholm who will attend the screening of his new film A HijackingTop Gun casting director Margery Simkin who will give a talk on her phenomenal career and Academy Award nominee Dario Marianelli who will present a very special concert featuring a selection of his famous film scores.
About BROKEN:
Norris’ multi award winning Broken is a powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealised, unrequited, and, ultimately, unconditional. With some light comic touches and a brilliant central performance from newcomer Eloise Laurence, this coming of age story deals with the tumultuousness of growing up in a world where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and where a complex, broken world fills the future. Featuring a great cast including Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear. Broken will be in Irish cinemas on 8th March.
About the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival:
The 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will take place from the 14th – 24th February 2013. The full programme is available via the festival website jdiff.com. Tickets can be booked via the website, facebook, Entertainment.ie or in person at the Festival Hub in Filmbase from 24th January, or at Ticket Offices in Cineworld or the Light House from 4th February.
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival would like to thank its funders and sponsors: Jameson, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board, Cineworld, Renault, The Merrion Hotel, The Irish Times, RTÉ, Windmill Lane, Wells Cargo, Entertainment.ie, Film Base and The Church.
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Ticket Office: Filmbase, Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 687 7974
Facebook: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival – /Dublinfilmfestival
Twitter: @DublinFilmFest

 

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