‘A Trip Around the World’ with The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin


The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off on March 19th and runs right through until the 29th. Venues include central favourites like Cineworld, Savoy and the Lighthouse and now branch out to Dundrum and the Pavilion in Dun Laoghaire, but they promise to take you around the world.

The central theme of the 2015 edition of the festival is ‘A Trip Around the World’ and the programming features brand spanking new films and a look back at films from the past from around the world. Some of which may already be firm favourites or you could be lucky enough to be seeing for the first time.

There are still tickets available for many of the films with deals and offers running daily. The JDIFF Menu is a discount card available to all ticket holders and offers discounts at venues associated with festival and especially designed and priced menus so you can grab a bite to eat before or after your chosen movie.

If you can’t make JDIFF itself, some of the films will be out in the very near future anyway so be sure to add them to your wish list.

First up, here’s a round-up of the celebs who are flying in for the occasion. Russell Crowe (The Water Diviner, Savoy, Fri 20th, 7.30pm), Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella, Savoy, Sat 21st, 6.30pm), Alan Rickman (A Little Chaos starring Kate Winslett, Cineworld, Sat 28th, 6.15pm) and Kim Cattrall (Sensitive Skin, Movies@Dundrum, Thurs 26th, 6.30pm).

Montage of Heck (Cineworld, March 21st, 5.15pm) is the eagerly awaited film about Kurt Cobain and combines never before seen by the fans home movies, etchings and audio recordings with interviews and concert footage. Brett Morgen, the director, is a self-confessed fly-by night fan of Nirvana as opposed to being an obsessive fan which could be a good thing.

The classics being shown this year include Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (Savoy, Sat 21st, 1.30pm) filmed on location in Ireland and starring Ryan O’Neal and The Sound of Music (Savoy, Sun 29th, 7.30pm) which is closing the proceedings.

Surprise Film (Savoy, March 29th, 5pm) is not the film title, just to clarify but a mystery trip to the cinema. Previous surprise films have included Cedar Rapids and Welcome to the Punch so you may get lucky or at least come away with an anecdote about that terrible film you saw!

All the deets you need are at jdiff.com

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