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No plans this weekend? There's a great film festival on - here are our picks

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival runs until 28 February.

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THIS WEEKEND SEES the Audi Dublin International Film Festival hitting the capital, with a rake of great films available to see.

We’ve looked through the extensive programme, and picked out some of the highlights for Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to take a full look online to see what might tickle your fancy for the rest of the festival.


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Beauty and the Beast: This Disney classic will be shown at 11am at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield.

Hail Caesar!: The Coen Brothers’ latest – featuring a heap of stars, including George Clooney and Josh Brolin, is set during Hollywood’s Golden Age. You’ll find the special presentation at 11.30am at the Savoy Cinema on O’Connell St.

Michael Collins: The classic and groundbreaking Irish movie, directed by Neil Jordan, is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. Watch a special screening at 2pm at the Savoy.

Truth: Cate Blanchett stars as the reporter Mary Mapes, who comes under fire after a broadcast of hers concerning one George W Bush gets heavily questioned. It ends up changing her life completely. It’s on at 6.30pm at Cineworld.

Traders: This Irish film stars Killian Scott and John Bradley as two men so desperate for money they take part in a sport called ‘trading’, which involves a fight to the death. On at 6.30pm at the Light House Cinema.

The Propaganda Game: This is a look into North Korea, filmed by Alvaro Longoria, who was helped by the only foreigner working for the country’s government. On at 9pm at the Light House Cinema.


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Kung Fu Panda 3: Make it a family affair to go see the latest Kung Fu Panda flick, which follows as Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears. On at the Light House Cinema at 11am.

The Truth Commissioner: More Irish cinema as Roger Allam (The Thick of It) plays the fictional Henry Stanfeld, a diplomat appointed as Northern Ireland’s Truth Commissioner. But in his new role, he finds out some things that those in power don’t want revealed. Catch it at 6.15pm at the Light House Cinema.

The Manchurian Candidate: The legendary Angela Lansbury stars in this John Frankenheimer classic about a plot to brainwash a group of American POWs and turn them into assassins. On at 8.30pm at the Light House Cinema.

Arabian Nights 1 – 3: On at 1pm, 3,30pm and 6pm at the Light House Cinema, this three-part film from Portugese director Miguel Gomes (in Portugese, but subtitled) is set in Portugal, draws on current events but takes its structure from the One Thousand and One Nights stories from the Islamic Golden Age.

Irish Film Board After ’16 Shorts: The Irish Film Board commissioned a range of shorts to commemorate and examine 1916, and these are the nine films’ world premieres. On from 3.30pm at the Light House Cinema. 

ADIFF continues until 28 February – find all of the films on the official website, including booking details.

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