80s movie legend Richard Gere is coming to Dublin in February as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Pretty Woman actor will be over to attend the Arnotts Gala screening of Time Out of Mind, which tells the story of a homeless man seeking solace at a homeless hospital.
Gere is just one of a host of famous faces due to walk on the cobblestones of the dirty ‘aul town during the film festival, with many more due to show up according to Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys who said:
“This year’s Festival is a Valentine to Cinema, celebrating world and Irish film, and championing the work of both established and emerging talent. With a guest list that includes Richard Gere, Angela Lansbury, Claudia Cardinale, David Hare, Ben Wheatley, Serge Bromberg, Joachim Trier, Margarethe Von Trotta, Rebecca Miller and many, many more. It’s a programme to savour and I hope that our audiences find much to enjoy and love.”
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival launched an impressive 14th programme today, featuring over 80 films from 27 countries, that will welcome over 40 famous guests to the capital over this 11-day celebration of film.
The festival will also host a brand new Fantastic Flicks season of family films, featuring classics such as Beauty and the Beast, studio animations Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zootropolis; the hilarious live-action Antboy films from Denmark; Norwegian drama Brothers and Simon Fitzmaurice’s life-affirming My Name is Emily.
Special events throughout the Festival include industry masterclasses, seminars on wide ranging topics from scriptwriting to adapting texts, capturing history on film to festival programming.
The Festival literally goes global this year with an innovative and very special outreach programme, Dublin Here, Dublin There, that will see the Festival short film programme screened in towns and villages in the US that share the name Dublin!