It’s nearly here, the 13th Dingle IFF and we have a very impressive line up this year. Opening our Festival on Thursday 21st March is WILD ROSE starring our very own Jessie Buckley. On of the BAFTA Rising Star Nominees for 2019, Jessie gives yet another outstanding performance as Rose-Lynn the mother of 2 who wants to get out of Glasgow and be a Country singer in Nashville.

WILD ROSE
Director: Tom Harper
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

“Irresistible…. In Jessie Buckley, a true star is born” Tim Robey the Telegraph

Other feature films at Dingle IFF include:

THE SISTERS BROTHERS
Brothers by Blood. Sisters by Name.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.

“There’s greed, for sure, and a vein of dark comedy that the film mines with rollicking gusto”
Rolling Stones

DARK LIES THE ISLAND
Director: Ian FitzGibbon
Starring: Pat Shortt, Charlie Murphy, Peter Coonan, Moe Dunford, Tommy Tiernan, Jana Mohieden, Eoin Geoghan, Charlie Kelly, Aisling O’Sullivan

DARK LIES THE ISLAND is a dark comic melodrama about a family spinning out of control in a small Irish town. In this rural gothic western, two brothers try to crawl out from the shadow of their domineering father while his young wife is trapped in a whirlpool of sexual jealousy. As the story unfolds, over the course of a week, a long-standing family feud comes to a head, forcing all participants to face up to the truth.

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY
She is the Greatest. She said it before she knew she was
Director/Writer: Carmel Winters
Starring: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Coillins, Hilda Fay, Lalor Roddy

From the producers of Once and Sing Street, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY is a powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic
film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali.

“A STANDOUT” SCREEN DAILY
“FABULOUS” CINE EUROPA
“BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE FROM YOUNG HAZEL DOUPE” THE IRISH TIMES

THE PUSH
Directed by Grant Korgan, Geoff Callan
Closing the Festival is the European Premiere of the incredible film ‘The Push’. The Push is an inspirational documentary about the power of never giving up. Grant Korgan burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae and became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself – nearly 100 miles – to the geographic South Pole.

Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival Audience Award Best Documentary Sonoma International Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary American Documentary Film Festival

SHORTS PROGRAMMES
As always, our SHORTS PROGRAMMES punch way above our weight. We have 4 Shorts Programmes running all day Friday: Early Creatives Shorts, Documentary Shorts, A Journey of Shorts, and our 5 Out of 5 Shorts as well as our Screen Ireland Shorts – all can be found in the iconic St James’ church; along with our Kingdom Shorts Programme on Sunday.

Then we have a new element to our Shorts in our ADULTS ONLY Shorts 1 and ADULTS ONLY SHORTS 2 programmes running by night in our new Festival Hub @ McCarthys Bar on Goats Street.

This is all just a tip of the iceberg that is
Dingle International Film Festival
For a deeper look into what we do and what’s on offer, check out our website.
And keep an eye on these updates, we have more to follow….

Meanwhile book the date in your diary NOW!
Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th March


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