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Movie stars at Dublin International Film Festival

Richard Gere, Rebecca Miller, Dame Angela Lansbury, Claudia Cardinale, Neil Jordan, Ben Wheatley, Jack Reynor, John Carney, Killian Scott and Sir David Hare are coming to the capital of Ireland between 18th and 28th of February for Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival hosts an impressive programme, featuring over 80 films from 27 countries, that will welcome over 40 guests to the capital over this 11 day celebration of film. The Festival will open on Thursday 18th February with the European premiere of Sing Street, attended by director John Carney and cast members Jack Reynor, Ferdia Walsh Peelo and Lucy Boynton.

With a career spanning almost seventy five years, over sixty motion pictures, five Tony Awards, star of the longest-running detective drama series in TV history, the Audi Dublin International Film Festival is thrilled to welcome Angela Lansbury to Dublin this February. Ms. Lansbury will participate in an unmissable public interview hosted by Aedín Gormley from RTÉ’s Movies and Musicals at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, where she will also be presented with the Festival Tribute Award, the Volta, by President Michael D Higgins. The interview will start at 3pm, on Sunday 21st February, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. The annual Volta Awards are named after Ireland's first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre on Mary Street in Dublin, which was opened on 20th  December 1909 by an enterprising young novelist named James Joyce.  Previous recipients of the Volta Awards include Dame Julie Andrews, Al Pacino, Daniel Day Lewis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Martin Sheen, Paolo Sorrentino and Thierry Frémaux.

The audience will have a chance for asking questions of Rebecca Miller after watching the movie 'Maggie's Plan' on 19th of February. On the following day 'Michael Collis' will be screened and Neil Jordan will be answering to the public. Also on February 20th, people can watch The Hours and a public interview with Sir David Hare. The filmmakers Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy along with the cast Killin Scott and John Bradly will attend the screening of Traders. Claudia Cardinale is also coming to the festival - she will be honoured with a Volta Award for her lifetime achievement in cinema and will appear in a public interview at the screening of her latest film Ultima Fermata.

Richard Gere is also set to fly in to Dublin for this years Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Golden Globe-winning actor has already confirmed his attendance at the screening of Time Out Of Mind on 26th of February. There is no additional information regarding any public interview with him.

Golden Globe foreign language winner and Oscar-nominated movie 'Son Of Saul' directed by László Nemes Jeles will be screened on 28th of February. The Irish director Paddy Breathnach’s stunning drama Viva has been announced to close the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

ADIFF TV - Launch Day from Audi Dublin Film Festival on Vimeo.

Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival – formerly known as the Jameson Dublin International Festival – continues to lead the way in the presentation of outstanding Irish and International film. Over the past thirteen years the Festival has hosted over 500 major guests, ranging from Irish mega stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Daniel Day Lewis, U2 to Hollywood A-listers Al Pacino, Mark Wahlberg, Glenn Close, Joss Whedon, Danny De Vito and Richard Dreyfuss. The Festival has screened world cinema from 52 different countries, a total of almost 1,500 films, of which 300 were Irish features including Irish premieres of Once, Ondine, In Bruges, Calvary, The Stag and The Secret of Kells. In addition there has been a vibrant, ongoing programming of International out of festival events with huge talents including Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, Bryan Cranston and Ennio Morricone. Audi Dublin International Film Festival will celebrate Stills photography this year with a fascinating exhibition by Festival photographer Pat Redmond in the beautiful setting of the Irish Georgian Society. Pat Redmond, 25 Years is a captivating gallery of the many world-class filmmakers who have attended the Festival. There will also be a #SetLife exhibition in The Light House Cinema, illuminating images of the inner workings and special moments that happen behind the camera.

Additional informations regarding the festival and the tickets HERE.

ADIFF16 Trailer from Audi Dublin Film Festival on Vimeo.

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