Tuesday 20 March 2018

Russell Crowe heading back to Dublin for Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The Water Diviner
The Water Diviner
The Water Diviner
The Water Diviner - Russell Crowe
The Water Diviner
Russell Crowe and Olga Kurylenko attend a presentation of 'The Water Diviner' at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will return to Dublin next month for a screening of his directorial debut The Water Diviner at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning actor, who last visited Dublin to promote the sprawling epic Noah, will attend the screening on March 20th and participate in a post-screening Q&A with the audience at the Savoy Cinema on O'Connell Street.

The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism. Four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I, Australian farmer and water diviner Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his three sons who enlisted to fight amongst their allies but have been reported as missing in action.

When his questions are blocked by military bureaucracy, he’s aided by a beautiful hotel owner (Olga Kurylenko) and then by Major Hassan, a Turkish war hero (Yilmaz Erdogan) who becomes an unlikely ally.

As Joshua heads across the tragic, war-torn landscape searching for answers, he struggles to find his own peace but desperately holds onto hope.

The film has been garnering rave reviews in the US.  The actor has been re-tweeting messages of excitement from fans about his visit to Dublin (scroll down for Tweets).

Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival says:

“I first encountered Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper in 1992, a blistering breakthrough performance of incredible power and startling intensity – two elements which he has brought to over two decades of indelible screen roles including LA Confidential, The Insider, Gladiator , A Beautiful Mind et al.

"The Water Diviner is an impressive, beautifully shot epic war drama. Russell Crowe has created a powerful portrait of loss and redemption with fine performances, not least his own as lead. It’s a pleasure to welcome Russell to Dublin for the festival screening of The Water Diviner and present the film to his many Irish fans."

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from 19th – 29th March 2015. The full lineup for the Festival programme will be announced on Wednesday February 25th www.jdiff.com. The Water Diviner will be released in cinemas by Entertainment One on 3rd April 2015.

Tickets for The Water Diviner at The Savoy Cinema, Friday 20 March on sale now at http://bit.ly/1McTsGv or www.jdiff.com or at their Box Office which is now open Monday to Friday 11am - 5pm on 13 Lower Ormond Quay.

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