John Michael McDonagh

Brendan Gleeson-led film confirmed for opening night…

‘Calvary,’ a darkly comic thriller that reunites writer-director John Michael McDonagh and actor Brendan Gleeson will have its Irish premiere as the opening gala for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014.

The gala will take place at Dublin’s Savoy Cinema on Thursday, 13th February 2014. A limited number of tickets for the opening gala screening of Calvary are currently on sale, selling fast.

Announcing details of the event, Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said the opening gala will be a celebration of “the best Irish cinema”. The gala will welcome John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly and other members of the star-studded cast, including some of Ireland’s best-known actors.

In ‘Calvary,’ Gleeson stars as Father James, a priest who has a week to put his affairs in order after being told he is marked for murder during a confession. Set against the stunning beauty of Ireland’s West Coast, the film also stars Kelly Reilly (‘Sherlock Holmes’), Domhnall Gleeson (‘About Time’), Chris O’Dowd (‘Bridesmaids’), Dylan Moran (‘Black Books’) and Aidan Gillen (‘Game of Thrones’).

Festival season tickets, gift vouchers and tickets for selected JDIFF galas at the Savoy Cinema are on sale now from