Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Director: Audrey Diwan Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei Runtime: 100 mins Happening (L’événement) is a French film adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical account of having an illegal abortion in the 1960s. Ernaux’s genuine experience gives this film the weight and depth required for such serious subject matter. In Happening, we meet Anne Duschene (played by Anamaria Vartolomei), a young college student…

Reykjavík is under siege in crime movie satire Cop Secret

Reykjavík is under siege in crime movie satire Cop Secret

Director: Hannes Þór Halldórsson Starring: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson Running Time: 98 minutes If there’s one thing you can say about Cop Secret with absolute certainty, it’s that it is the best movie to be made by a professional Icelandic goalkeeper… Ok – that’s a joke that I’m positive will have been made 100 times…

Innovative, Independent, Inspiring Cinema at the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2022

Innovative, Independent, Inspiring Cinema at the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2022

The collaborative efforts at the Irish Film Institute to showcase East Asian cinema will be returning soon. The sixth edition of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland will be on at the IFI and online via the IFI@Home platform this spring, in Dublin from Thursday, March 31st to Sunday, April 3rd. The EAFFI will be hitting the…

Red Rocket is fuelled by a sensational Simon Rex

Red Rocket is fuelled by a sensational Simon Rex

Director: Sean Baker Starring: Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone, Judy Hill Running Time: 128 minutes What strikes you first about Red Rocket is its setting. Our story takes place amongst the luscious greens & scorched ambers of rural Texas now sadly littered with terrible infrastructure. The horizon is punctuated by cooling towers & smoke…

An early Irish screening of The Batman to take place at VMDIFF22

An early Irish screening of The Batman to take place at VMDIFF22

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival have announced an early screening of Matt Reeves’ The Batman as part of this year’s festival. Set for release on 4th March, the film stars Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. But you already knew that sure. Presented…

Andrew Scott, Susanne Bier and more announced for VMDIFF22

Andrew Scott, Susanne Bier and more announced for VMDIFF22

As the Dublin International Film Festival continues to celebrate its anniversary edition, new announcements were made this afternoon for this year’s festival including virtual guests Andrew Scott and Susanne Bier and a series of industry events. VMDIFF22 will include an online conversation with award winning actor and Festival regular Andrew Scott; as well as an…

The full programme for the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022 has arrived

The full programme for the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022 has arrived

The programme for this year’s edition of the Dublin International Film Festival has been announced. Tickets are available now for the eagerly anticipated 20th anniversary of Dublin’s biggest celebration of film, which is returning to live screens in 2022. For decades DIFF has brought big names, celebrated cinema and a space for film fans and…