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Rant – JDIFF 2013

After what seems like months of craziness, the 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival came to a close last night. Before the Surprise Film (Welcome to the Punch), the Jury, made up of members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle and presided over by the ever wonderful Tara Brady (The Irish Times) stopped arguing and gave the awards for the festival. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Blood Rising

Mark McLoughlin’s documentary, Blood Rising, examines the phenomenon of femicide – the killing of women ostensibly due to their gender – in the Mexican city Juarez; a place where femicide has become a way of life. Through the lens of an artist, Brian Maguire, who has spent time in Juarez getting to know the families left behind, the film looks at the fallout and follow up to femicide and whether the families can ever find peace. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – The Summit

In 2008, 11 climbers were killed as they attempted to reach the summit of K2; the world’s second tallest mountain. The Summit attempts to shed light on the mysteries surrounding the worst single accident in K2 mountaineering history. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Home for the Weekend (Was Bleibt)

Marko (Lars Eidinger) brings his young son to the family home for the weekend. While there, he is reunited with his parents and his younger brother Jakob (Sebastian Zimmler). Their father announces his retirement, and it is not long before their mother makes her own shocking admission; one that will have consequences for the entire family. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – The Moth Diaries

Rebecca (Sarah Bolger) becomes highly suspicious of the new girl at her school Ernessa (Lily Cole). All around her, girls fall ill and Rebecca soon comes to believe that Ernessa is to blame. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Kuma

Ayse (Begum Akkaya) is a young Turkish woman, brought to Vienna to serve as the second wife to a man whose wife is dying of cancer. The plan is for Ayse to eventually take over the household, but things do not always go according to plan. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Milo

Milo (Lorcan Bonner) is a 10-year-old boy. He lives a seemingly normal life, except he has a ‘skin condition’, which makes his parents ultra protective of him. Milo longs to live outside his father’s control, but when he finally breaks free, he learns that the life that has been created for him may not be true. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Robot & Frank

In the not too distant future, Frank (Frank Langella) is given a robot by his son Hunter (James Marsden) to help around the house. The trouble is Frank is a retired jewel thief, and it is not long before he sees the benefit of having a robot on his side, which leads to past crimes coming back to haunt him. Continue reading

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