The Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017 kicks off tonight.
The 10 day event brings an array of top talent to Dublin to present a first look at the best films from around the world and the key Irish films from the year ahead.
The Opening Night Gala Irish Premiere takes place tonight with Irish-Canadian co-production Maudie featuring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins finally making its Irish homecoming after international critical acclaim.
Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director said:
"2017’s festival looks set to be a roaring success with the terrific programme of films already seeing a huge number of new festival goers booking for the first time. The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is open to everyone so if you haven’t booked your tickets yet, now is the time to look at the films on offer and take a chance on something new."
Highlights of the first weekend include the Gala Screening of Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture with a host of special guests; the World Premiere of Jamie Thraves’ Pickups with actor Aidan Gillen in attendance, Tindersticks frontman Stuart Staples will present his brilliant new project Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F, Percy Smith and New Zealand screen legend Kerry Fox will appear at the Irish premiere of The Rehearsal and join us for a look back at her breakthrough role in Jane Campion’s An Angel At My Table.
The Audi Dublin International Film festival runs from 16th-26th. Check out the full programme and ticket information at diff.ie.