Potential highlights from the 10th annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

10th annual Jameson Dublin International FIlm Festival

Congratulations to the Lighthouse Cinema on their launch of the 10th JDIFF last night. The cinema was packed to the rafters with Dublin cinephiles.

The guest of honour Stellan Skarsgård was in flying form and got us all into festival mood, with the complementary whiskey helping as well.

The programme certainly doesn’t disappoint and for a full look at what’s coming up, check out the JDIFF site or use the embedded program at the bottom of this post.

But to make things that little bit easier when going through the program I have picked a few highlights.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth fanboy and Salander newbie consensus rating - ★★★½

David Fincher’s take on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has been hotly anticipated for the best part of a year.

The first part of the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, arrived in cinemas both sides of the pond over Christmas and, while it has only done “OK “at the box office, you have to remember that this is a 158minute R-rated film. Two factors which still has a huge impact on how a property is marketed and exhibited in the U.S. Despite this, Sony is pressing ahead with the trilogy with the second book in the series, The Girl who played with Fire, scheduled for release in late 2013.

With Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig and most of the principal cast reportedly signed up for three films, the only question now is over David Fincher’s involvement. It would come as no great surprise to see him step aside and take on an Executive Producer role as you get the impression that he’s not really bothered “playing the game” with the studios any more than he has to these days.

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