gregory peck award for excellence in the art of film – jean-jacques beineix

Awards Presentation and Feature / Bronnadh Duaise agus Príomhscannán

FRIDAY March 18th – 7pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Phoenix Cinema €12

Academy Award winner Gregory Peck worked in films for more than fifty years and reached a singular stature in the motion picture industry. It was his classic portrayal of the lincolnesque southern lawyer in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ that won him the Academy Award for Best Performance by an actor in 1962.

Gregory’s Grandmother Catherine Ashe came from Minard just outside Dingle town and Gregory himself spent some very enjoyable times in Dingle. The festival is honoured to work with The Peck Family in LA each year. The first recipient of the Award was Gabriel Byrne and the Peck family traveled from LA to Dingle for the occasion. Anthony Peck presented the award to Jim Sheridan in 2009 and Steven Frears received the award in 2010.

This year the Peck Family and the festival are delighted to present the award to Jean-Jacques Beineix. The award is designed and crafted by jeweller Brian de Staic. The award is based on The Aglish pillar stone, dating from the 5th-6th century and is now housed in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. It originally stood at the monastic site of Aglish near Dingle, Co. Kerry

A rabid movie fan when he was young, Jean-Jacques Beineix first studied medicine before entering the movie business. During the seventies, as an assistant director, he worked with Claude Berri, René Clément, Claude Zidi and even Jerry Lewis. But, like many assistants, Beineix’ dream was to direct. His first effort was in 1977 with the short Le Chien de Monsieur Michel (Mr. Michel’s Dog). A promising debut, it earned a César nomination for best short film.

In 1981, he directed his first feature Diva, a stylish thriller based on a book by Delacorta. When it came out, Diva was not supported by French critics, but slowly the film gained momentum due to good word of mouth and positive reactions in various festivals like Moscow and Toronto. Ultimately,mthe film became a great success internationally, winning four Césars.

His next film, La Lune dans le caniveau (The Moon in The Gutter), was an adaptation of a David Goodis novel, more radical than Diva in its deliberate artificiality. It premiered at Cannes in 1983.

Beineix came back in 1986 with 37°2 le matin (Betty Blue), based on a Philippe Djian novel. Despite mixed reviews, the film was another international hit, won the top price at Montréal festival, and was nominated for best foreign film at both the Oscars and Golden Globes. It also earned 9 Césars nominations including best film and best director.

In 1989, Beineix directed Roselyne et les lions (Roselyn and the Lions) (1989) followed in 1992, by IP5, which was known for being French actor yves Montand’s last role.

Beineix then resurfaced where he was least expected with social documentaries. He did a film about children in Romania; one on obsession, Otaku, shot in Japan; and a piece for television on the French Elle editor, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke that resulted in Locked-In Syndrome, Assigné à residence.

In 2001, he returned to fiction with Mortel Transfert (Mortal Transfer), a psycho-thriller based on a Jean-Pierre Gattégno novel. In 2002, Beineix drew strong ratings with the made-for-Tv documentary Loft paradoxe, an attempt to analyze the success of reality show Loft Story.

With his intense focus on the power of images, Beineix paved the way for directors like Luc Besson, Leos Carax and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A selfproclaimed misanthropist who never hid his contempt for producers and was often deemed excessive and irascible, he will go down in history as a director who raised controversy not for the subjects he tackled but for his stylistic approach. With Diva and 37°2 le matin, he directed two seminal French films of the eighties that engaged a worldwide audience.

Jean-Jacques Beineix created his own production company in 198 , Cargo Films, in order to keep artistic independence. The company produces feature films and documentaries on a wide variety of themes from science to art, to women’s rights to social problems. Several films have been made in partnership with national scientific organization such as CNES and CNRS.

In 2006 he published the first volume of his autobiography, Les Chantiers de la gloire published in French only. This title clearly alludes to the French title of Stanley Kubrick’s film, Les Sentiers de la gloire (Paths of Glory). Additionally, Beineix, is a painter, with several works available to view on his website

betty blue

The film will be introduced by the director Jean-Jacques Beineix, recipient of the Gregory Peck Award : For Excellence in the Art of Film

Writer/Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Producer: Claudie Ossard & Jean-Jacques Beineix

A shocking and offbeat story of two French lovers, Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) and Betty (Béatrice Dalle), who fall into a deeply erotic and all-encompassing relationship. Zorg is a simple repairman in his mid-thirties who lives a relatively dull life in a remote, weathered shack until he meets Betty, a sexy, mercurial younger woman who challenges his way of thinking and forces him to change his life.

To love ‘Betty Blue’ is to love a bomb that can go off, blowing itself up, at any moment.
Jerry Tallmer, New York Post
One of the bestFrench films of the 80s.
BBC, Channel 4

locked-in syndrome

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix

Recounts the long journey of Jean-Dominique Bauby, struck down by locked-in-syndrome, in his daily struggle to write one of the finest and most unusual books of the decade ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’. It transports the reader into the musings of an immobile man,his humour and his faith in life.

creativeproducing – léiriú cruthaitheach
Eric Mofford

FRIDAY March 18th – 11am
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Phoenix Cinema WORKSHOP: €10

These days knowing what a project is worth is just as important as knowing how much it will cost. Learn the basics of budgeting a film or video project, documentary and fiction, scheduling and understanding how to get the most for and from your production.

Eric Mofford is a producer and director who has been involved in over 50 film, television and on-line productions and numerous music videos. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Manager on another 30 feature films and television programmes, including the award-winning 24, Clockwatches, Kalifornia and Daughters of the Dust. He has just completed producing Finding Hope, a pilot for television directed by Diane Namm, with Chris Mulkey and Molly Quinn.

Last years producing credits included, Houston we have a Problem: the live action portions for the EA video game, Need for Speed: Undercover, with Maggie Q; Mandala: and the very low budget feature film, Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis.

He served as the Supervising Producer We’ll Always Have Dingle.

son of babylon

FRIDAY March 18th – 12noon
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Phoenix Cinema FEATURE FILM €10
90mins/Iraq-UK-France-Netherlands-United Arab Emirates-Egypt-Palestine/
Director/Producer: Mohamed Al Daradji
Writers: Mohamed Al Daradji and Jennifer Norridge

“No festival in its right mind is likely to resist such a well-intentioned, painfully human journey.”
Screen Daily

Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother.
On hearing news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed’s father, who never returned from the Gulf war. From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, they hitch rides from strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims, on all too similar journeys. Struggling to understand his grandmother’s search, Ahmed follows in the forgotten footsteps of a father he never knew. This journey will lead the boy to come of age.

Language: Arabic and Kurdish. Subtitles: English.
official selection sundance 2010
winner BiFa/raindance award
winner Peace award Berlin international FilM Festival

“This road movie … will be traveled by only the most intrepid audiences. Moving… well-drawn characters… raw human emotions. Startlingly bright, clean widescreen cinematography.”
Hollywood Reporter

“No festival in its right mind is likely to resist such a well-intentioned, painfully human journey.”
Screen Daily

“Al-Daradji’s road movie delivers an emotional wallop at first sight… a remarkable choice of performers…”
Dan Fainaru,

the beholder

FRIDAY March 18th – 1pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: Cinemobile FEATURE FILM & SHORT €7
Director: Conor Horgan
Executive Producer: Adrian McCarthy
Editor: Tadhg O’Sullivan
Producer: Martha O’Neill

Director Conor Horgan will introduce both films

The making of a portrait is an intimate experience, which can be a pleasurable event for both parties or one that’s fraught with difficulties – either way, to paint someone’s picture is a great way of really getting to know them. In a world where anyone can make a realistic likeness on their phone, the importance of the painted portrait remains: as an emblem of power and prestige, as a political act and ultimately as a memorial. These themes and others are explored through the work of three of Ireland’s most notable portrait painters. James Hanley’s meticulously crafted paintings of luminaries such as Bertie Ahern and former Olympian Ronnie Delany have led him to be called “the unofficial court painter of the Irish Establishment”. Mick O’Dea is a natural painter who has made thousands of portraits, from street pictures to commissioned sittings, over the course of his thirty – year career. Brian Maguire paints with an intense energy, completing a telling picture in a matter of hours. He works with people from many parts of society, such as prisoners and the homeless, who would not usually be seen on a gallery wall.

Each artist is seen creating new work and showing some of their best portraits, and each of them is a case study in how the human face is an endlessly fascinating inspiration for great art.

deep end dance

Director: Conor Horgan
Producer: Martha O’Neill
Composer: Michael Fleming
Writer/Choreographer: David Bolger

Mother and son, above and under water,the dance of their lives.

the short programme – clár na ngearrscannán

FRIDAY March 18th – 1.30pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Phoenix Cinema SHORTS PROGRAMME €5
Screening – 100mins total

marathon woman
Director: Michael Kelly
Ailbhe Keogan had never even run to the shops when she decided to run a marathon. In the Sahara desert. Follow her as she trains for a marathon in support of of the displaced Saharwi people of Western Sahara.

Writer: Louise Ní Fhiannachta,
Director: Mary Redmond, Producer: Laura Ní Cheallaigh
An unconventional love story with a meaty twist! Exploring such themes as love, isolation and hope, ‘Cured’ tells the painstakingly humorous story of Maggie as she struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her determination to succeed as a butcher has caused life to pass her by – she’s now approaching middle-age without love in her life. But when the object of her affections unexpectedly orders one pork chop instead of his usual two, Maggie suddenly has a shot at love. But will her illness stand in the way?

tuned in
Producer: Martha O’Neill, Director: Aoibheann O’Sullivan
‘Tuned In’ takes us behind the scenes to meet the cast and crew of the much loved Nigerian radio soap opera ‘Story Story’ as they reunite in Abuja and record their 17th series. The show is set in a bustling motor
park in West Africa, the writers use drama to communicate topical debates.

gearagh memories
Producer/Director: Robb Bradstock
Ninety year old Joanie Herlihy remembers her early life in the Gearagh near Macroom and talks about how this way of life was lost after the flooding of the Lee valley in 1956. This short film was shot in Gearagh, a nature reserve that was formerly the home to a unique rural community. Joanie talks to her daughter about her childhood as they walk through the Gearagh. The stories are illustrated with black and white stills and traditional music is provided by local singer song writer Ger Wolfe.

joe drummer
Writer/Director: Mikael Thiery, Producer: Mark Kelly
In a garage, Joe Drummer is addicted by his drums kit and his whisky.

Director: Domhnall Gleeson
Producers: Juliette Bonass, Ciarán Deeney, David Clarke
Two policemen learn life lessons on a house-call in rural Ireland; Frank is young and heartbroken… Con is middle-aged and weary… They’re both alone. They’re both idiots.

ó bhéal guth béal
Director/Producer/Editor: Robb Bradstock
Singer and songwriter Ger Wolfe was born and bred in Mayfield in Cork City and for twelve years he has lived near Cill na Martra in the Múscraí Gaeltacht. His unique style of music combines poetic lyrics and beautiful melodies. In this film we see Ger writing songs in Irish and we follow Ger as he spends time with the older generation and embarks on a personal journey to find out more about St. Gobnait.

Director: Michael Kelly
In 1917 Jimmy Delaney’s grandfather opened a bike shop on the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal. Jimmy, now in his 70s, runs the shop with his two sons, but finds it difficult to work these days as he needs time for his hobbies. A loving and humorous portrait of Dublin’s longest running bicycle shop, now in its fourth generation of cycle mechanics


FRIDAY March 18th – 3.15pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Phoenix Cinema FEATURE FILM €10
Director: Sé Merry Doyle
Producers: vanessa Gildea & Martina Durac
Director of Photography: Paddy Jordan
Editor: Nicky Dunne
Original Music: Ger Kiely
Animation: Guido Orlandi

Jimmy T. Murakami & Sé Merry Doyle will introduce the screening

Jimmy T. Murakami is a world-renowned Oscar nominated animator whose credits include ‘When the Wind Blows’ and ‘The Snowman’ but there is one dark chapter in his life that he has not revealed until recently. During WW2, Japanese-American citizens like Jimmy and his family were evacuated to a concentration camp in the California desert. This film takes you on an extraordinary journey with Jimmy, from his adopted country Ireland, through his Hollywood career, climaxing with his return to camp to confront his childhood demons and his still present anger with the American government that put him there.

a turtle’s tale – sammy’s adventures

FRIDAY March 18th – 3pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: Cinemobile FAMILY FEATURE €5
Director: Ben Strassen
Voice Cast: Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton, John Hurt, Kayvan Novak, Robert Sheehan

A spectacular animation of the wonderful adventures of Sammy the sea turtle searching the ocean for his one true love. As he scrambles to the sea shortly after his birth on california beach, sammy finds and loses the love of his life, a pretty hatchling called Shelly. On the epic journey across the oceans, with the help of his best buddy ray, Sammy dodges every danger in the hope of meeting Shelly again.

adam & paul

FRIDAY March 18th – 5pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Phoenix Cinema FEATURE FILM + Q&A €10
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writer/Actor: Mark O’Halloran
Producer: Jonny Speers
Production Company Element Pictures

Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán Na hÉireann presents this screening. The film will be introduced by Writer/Actor Mark O’Halloran and there will be an opportunity for questions.

Since its release in 2004, Adam & Paul, a funny, downbeat, bleak and beautiful comedy, has achieved cult status among its devoted fans.
Featuring brilliant performances in the lead roles, the film follows two hapless Dublin drug buddies through a single day, which, like every other, is entirely devoted to the business of scrounging and robbing money for drugs. The difference today is that Adam and Paul, already at rock bottom, have finally run out of luck, credit and friends.
Think Laurel and Hardy on smack/on drugs and you’ll get a feel for the strange, unforgettable world of this unique film.

Dedicated to the memory of the late, great, terribly missed Tom Jordan Murphy (1968 – 2007),
this film stands as a testament to his awesome talent.

reduce the loss of life

FRIDAY March 18th – 5.15pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
venue: The Cinemobile FEATURE FILM + Q&A €7
Director: Frank Mirbach
Writer: Frank Mirbach and Marek Voegele

A dedicated group of ordinary people from the Ireland’s harsh southwest coast area, saving lives as freelance coast guard members. Who are these electricians, carpenters or school teachers to put their lives in danger for the sake of others for nothing but honor? The film follows them into the treacherous cliffs, on board their lifeboats, helicopters and into their homes… Dingle Film Festival is delighted to welcome back the filmakers who shot in Dingle last year and have the subjects of their film join them for a Q&A in relation to the film and their experiences.
Filmed in Dingle/
Scannánaíocht déanta sa Daingean
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

enemies of the people

FRIDAY March 18th – 7pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: The Cinemobile FEATURE FILM €10
Cinematographer: Rob Lemkin
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Thet Sambath

Stunning… Amazing… One of the most gripping and moving films I have seen.”
Andrew Marr BBC Radio 4

The Khmer rouge ran what is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most brutal regimes. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. In Enemies of the People the men and women who perpetrated the massacres – from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party’s ideological leader, Nuon Chea aka Brother Number Two – break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen.

Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer rouge has been achieved through a decade of work by one of Cambodia’s best investigative journalists, Thet Sambath.


FRIDAY March 18th – 8.30pm
De Haoine – 18ú Márta
Venue: the Cinemobile FEATURE FILM €10
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

James Franco (Milk; 127 Hours) stars as the young Allen Ginsberg – poet, counter-culture adventurer and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HOWL. Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom, HOWL is on trial. Prosecutor ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn) sets out to prove that the book should be banned, while suave defense attorney Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm) argues fervently for freedom of speech and creative expression. The proceedings veer from the comically absurd to the passionate as a host of unusual witnesses (Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams, Alesssandro Nivola) pit generation against generation and art against fear in front of conservative Judge Clayton Horn (Bob Balaban).

Nominated for GOLDEN BERLIN BEAR 2010
Nominated for Grand Jury Award at SUNDANCE 2010
for Film Composer of The Year.

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