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Friday 29 August 2014

'Calvary' to open Dublin Film Festival

Published 28/01/2014 | 05:32

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Brendan Gleeson on the set of ‘Calvary’.

A FILM partially shot in Rush will open the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February, it has been confirmed.

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Hot on the heels of a world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, 'Calvary' will be the film screened at the opening gala night at the Dublin festival.

Reuniting Malahide actor Brendan Gleeson with The Guard writer-director John Michael McDonagh, Calvary tells the story of a priest who must battle the dark forces in his small country town and some dramatic scenes from the film were shot in Rush.

Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said the opening gala will be a celebration of 'the best Irish cinema' and will see director McDonagh and Gleeson and other members of the cast attend the screening at Dublin's Savoy Cinema.

Humphreys added: '2014 is going to be a vintage year for Irish cinema, with an incredible line-up of new features and documentaries from emerging and established names.

'As the 2014 opening night presentation, we're honoured to have the Irish premiere of John Michael McDonagh's spectacular Calvary, a remarkable example of the strength of the Irish film industry at the moment.'

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs from February 13 to 23. For more details, visit: www.jdiff.com.

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