- 10 Dec 21
Several exciting films and events are lined up for next year's festival, including the Irish premiere of True Things (pictured above) starring Ruth Wilson.
The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed some of the many highlights for next year's event.
Although the complete programme will not be announced until January 23, they have announced that one of the Irish premieres taking place includes Ruth Wilson's new psychological thriller, True things.
Adapted from the Deborah Kays novel, True Things About Me, the film's synopsis is as follows:
"Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate (Ruth Wilson) is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger (Tom Burke) awakens her. High on infatuation and the exhilaration of this new relationship, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this mysterious new man. Hoping he will provide the escape she so desperately desires, she embarks on an emotionally dangerous journey that slowly begins to consume her."
On another night celebrating the relationship between music and film, the composer Neil Brand will present an evening of music by the immortal comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
Neil will "tell the touching story of the world's greatest comedy team, who could not have been two more different men", according to a press release accompanying this news.
Other films set to play at the festival include Kate Dolan's new unsettling psychological thriller, You Are Not My Mother, after its successful debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the Sundance triple award winner HIVE.
As previously announced, in advance of the 2022 Festival, Virgin Media DIFF will hold a special screening on December 16 of Adam McKay's much anticipated Netflix comedy, Don't Look Up, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio.
McKay will be presented with a Volta Award to mark his outstanding contribution to film. DIFF created the Volta Award in honour of James Joyce, who, in 1909, opened the Volta Picture Theatre, Ireland's first dedicated cinema in Dublin.
Tickets go on sale for the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on January 23 at noon.
It will take place from February 23 - March 6 in cinemas, but a selection of films will also be available online.