Dublin International Film Festival premieres with Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci in ‘Supernova’

THE Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is premiering today, 3 March with Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth in a post-show discussion following the Opening Gala with their drama, ‘Supernova’.

The acclaimed actors are special guests of the festival, running until 14 March online and will be joined in discussion by director Harry McQueen.

‘Supernova’ stars Stanley Tucci (left) and Colin Firth will be at the Dublin International Film Festival online

This year’s festival like no other before has been reimagined to bring audiences the best new films and old classics on the Eventive platform where audiences can attend from the comfort and safety of home. Festival audiences registered online at http://diff.ie will enjoy exclusive opportunities to watch some of the most anticipated films of 2021 including ‘Ammonite’, ‘My New York Story’ and ‘Minari’.

Over on the world cinema platform the scheduled line-up will bring ‘Gagarine’ (France@, ‘Apples’ (Greece), ‘Limbo’ (UK) and ‘Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time’ (Hungary).

“I hope that this year’s programme will excite and delight both our regular attendees and attract new audiences to this year’s celebration of the best of independent cinema,” said Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys. “It has been a long climb to get here but we believe the view is worth it.”

‘Supernova’ stars Colin Firth (left) and Stanley Tucci spoke by video chat with Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys

This year VMDIFF will present seven programmes of Irish and international short films including the Screen Ireland Short Film Selection, a Young Audiences selection and the Warner Media LGBTQ selection along with hosting the Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition in association with Screen Ireland.

The Surprise Film continues to be one of the most popular events in the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival programme, but as always its identity remains a tightly guarded secret known only to the festival director.

Acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver in ‘My New York Life’, a Dublin International Film Festival selection

Gráinne Humphreys added: “It has been a very different selection process this year but as we finally announced the programme I (was) extremely proud of this year’s line-up. There are some lovely premieres and previews, some old favourites and some wonderful discoveries and debuts from around the world.”



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Image Credits: VMDIFF


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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