Friday 15 February 2008

Stars at the DIFF

The Irish Times reports that Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh will be present at tonight's opening film at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: In Bruges.

Other actors, writers, and directors will be attending various films throughout the 10-day festival. Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend will attend tomorrow's screening of Battle in Seattle, which Townsend wrote and directed. Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson will appear at tomorrow evening's screening of There Will Be Blood.

Swoon director Tom Kalin will attend Monday's screening of his new movie, Savage Grace. On Tuesday, Marianne Faithfull will be at Irina Palm, in which she stars, and US writer-director John Sayles will be at Honeydripper .

On Thursday, director Mike Leigh will be accompanied by actors Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan at the screening of Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.

The Dublin festival's international guest line-up also includes maverick US film-maker Jonas Mekas (the subject of a festival retrospective); Hungarian directors Csaba Bollok (Iska's Journey) and Kristzina Goda (Children of Glory); Polish actress Danuka Stenka (Katyn); German actor Sebastian Urzendowsky (Ping Pong); French director Philippe Aractingi (Under the Bombs); and British directors Joanne Hogg (Unrelated) and Marc Evans (In Prison My Whole Life).

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