Dublin Film Festival announces 2011 launch details

The Way, from Emilio Estevez and documentary Good Cake Bad Cake announced for Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The 9th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will officially launch on Tuesday 25th January, in Dublin’s Tripod venue. As ever, the 2011 Festival promises an exciting, entertaining and thought-provoking line-up, that will celebrate the best in Irish and international cinema for 11 action packed days, from 17th – 27th February.

We’re already excited by the news of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse getting the full orchestra treatment at the National Concert Hall. Today’s announcement revealed two new line-ups for the festival.

THE WAY, from director Emilio Estevez is set along the thousand-year-old Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. It tells the moving story of Tom Avery, played by Martin Sheen, an American father who travels to France to reclaim the body of his estranged son who died in a storm at the start of the famous route in the Pyrenees. Avery cremates his son’s remains, placing them in his backpack, and starts off on the journey his son never made to Santiago. 

The second new announcement from JDIFF is the documentary GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE, which will receive it’s world premiere at the festival. It follows the career of LIR, an Irish band anointed as U2’s most likely successors. Made by Irish filmmaker Shimmy Marcus (Soulboy, Headrush) it charts the bands highs and lows after U2 conquered the world in the mid 80’s, and music executives descended on Dublin in search of the next big thing. The film will be followed by an unmissable post-screening gig by the band in The Workman’s Club venue in Dublin.

Stay tuned to Movies.ie for more festival announcements.