JDIFF – Filmmaking for Filmmakers

Free Fall (Reka)
Mon 23, 18:30, Lighthouse 1
A strangely indestructible old woman discovers bizarre goings-on in her tower block in this award-winning satire on life in modern Europe.


Double Play
Fri 27, 16:00, Lighthouse 3
Two celebrated filmmakers discuss all things cinematic in this award-winning documentary from film critic Gabe Klinger.

Bertolucci on Bertolucci
Fri 27, 18.45, Screen 1
The great Italian director lays himself bare in this fascinating documentary co-directed byLuca Guadagnino (I Am Love).

Shorts 1: Sat 21st Mar @ 14.00,Lighthouse 3
Shorts 2: Tues 24th Mar @18.00,Lighthouse 3
Shorts 3: Sun 29th Mar @ 14.00,Lighthouse 3
JDIFF 2015’s international shorts selection.



Barry Lyndon
Sat 21, 13:30, Savoy 1

Ryan O’Neal stars as a fortune-hunting Irish rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s multi-Oscar-winning adaptation of Thackeray’s classic novel.

The Price of Desire
Thur 19, 20:15, Savoy 1

Orla Brady shines as Eileen Gray in this star-studded biopic of the great Irish architect, featuring Vincent Perez as Le Corbusier.

Sorrow & Joy
Thurs 26, 18:00, Screen 1
A young father struggles to come to terms with a horrific tragedy in this intensely moving film from one of Denmark’s greatest directors

Hardkor Disko
Thur 26, 18:00, Lighthouse 1
An angry young man plots revenge on a middle-aged couple in this award-winning debut from young Polish director Krzysztof Skonieczny.

The Falling
Sat 28, 18:00, Lighthouse 1
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) stars in this dark and twisted tale about an outbreak of mass hysteria at a girls boarding school.


Clouds of Sils Maria
Sat 28, 13:00, Cineworld 9
An actress is drawn into mind games with an arrogant young rival in this powerful drama starring Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz.

My Life
Fri 20, 18:00, Lighthouse 3
This intimate portrait of Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, shot by his wife, follows his struggle to bring his follow-up to the screen

Mon 23rd Mar @ 20.30, Lighthouse 1
Willem Dafoe delivers a magnificent performance as the controversial Italian director in Abel Ferrara’s acclaimed biopic.

6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia
Wed 25, 20:45,  Lighthouse 3
Mark Cousins follows in the footsteps of DH Lawrence in this intimate love-letter to both the writer and the Sardinia that inspired him.

Filmmaking-for-Filmmakers_v1_v2_v32-webKingdom of Dreams and Madness
Sat 21, 18:00, Lighthouse 1
This fascinating documentary takes us inside the famous Studio Ghibli, watching Haya Miyazaki complete his last film, The Wind Rises.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Sat 21, 15:00, Lighthouse 1
The first film in 14 years from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata is a ravishingly beautiful adaptation of a tenth-century folktale.


Various events – see jdiff.com for more details
Join JDIFF and the BAI for a number of fascinating and insightful panels on broadcasting,editing and acting. Featuring a range of industry professionals.


Sat 21st Mar @ 10.30, Lighthouse
We warmly invite you to join our accomplished panel of experts and Kubrick collaborators: Doug Milsome (The Shining), Luke Quigley (Barry Lyndon) and the BAFTA Award-winning Joe Dunton (Eyes Wide Shut).


For date, time & venue see jdiff.com
This event is a must for anyone interested in a career in one of the fastest-growing creative sectors in Ireland as well as for lovers of animation everywhere!



Sat 28th Mar @ 2pm,
The Teachers Club
Leo Davis (Layer Cake, The King’s Speech) will be joined in conversation by Hollywood casting director & JDIFF board member Margery Simkin (Avatar, Top Gun).


Fri 27th & Sat 28th Mar, see
www.jdiff.com for more details.
Over this two-day event, film-makers from Ireland will be exposed to ideas and insights into the screenwriting process from writers, directors, producers, developers & international experts.





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