The Aussie actor will be in town for new movie THE WATER DIVINER

Academy award winning actor Russell Crowe will attend the festival next month to introduce his new film The Water Diviner and participate in a post-screening Q&A at the Savoy Cinema as part of this years JDIFF festival.

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.

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”.

Watch the trailer below