The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced that In Bruges the feature film debut from award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh will open the 2008 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on February 15.
In Bruges is a blackly comic drama of Irish hit men (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) told to lie low by their boss (Ralph Fiennes) in the Belgian city. The film, which world premieredas the opening-night film at Sundance,is a Focus Features presentation in association with Film4, of a Blueprint Pictures production in association with Scion Films.
Grainne Humphreys, Director of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival said, 'For our opening film we are delighted to introduce one of the most anticipated and astonishing new films of the year. An Oscar winner last year for his short film Six Shooter, with In Bruges McDonagh seamlessly brings his trademark dark humour and ability to surprise to the big screen.'
Dave Burke, General Manager of Universal Pictures International Ireland, distributors of In Bruges, added, 'We are very happy to be involved with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in bringing In Bruges to Irish audiences. We are incredibly proud to be working on this unique and exciting film and look forward to its nationwide release on March 7th.'
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from the February 15-24, and will present over 140 films, as well as special events and talks. The full festival programme will be launched on Tuesday, January 29.