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Coen Brothers Film Opens Corona Cork Film Festival
02 Oct 2008 :
The Corona Cork Film Festival announced today that 'Burn After Reading', the latest film from the Coen brothers, will open this year’s festival on October 12. The Corona Cork Film Festival will run for eight days and nights until October 19 and will screen an eclectic range of world cinema, documentaries, gala events and the short films for which the festival is famous.
'Burn After Reading' starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt is a comic caper about two unscrupulous gym employees who find themselves in the possession of a disk containing memoirs of a CIA agent. Seeing it as a way to make money fast, they attempt to sell it.

Mick Hannigan, Festival Director of the Corona Cork Film Festival said “Though different in tone to last year’s opening triumph, No Country For Old Men, we are confident that this latest film from the talented Coen Brothers will delight our audience”.

A further coup for the festival is the screening of 'Hunger', directed by Steve McQueen. 'Hunger', which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes festival, tells the story of Bobby Sands, focusing on his final days of his hunger strike at the Maze Prison in 1981. McQueen’s portrait of Sand’s delivers a definitive and devastating account of political, violence and idealism. Co-writer Enda Walsh will attend the screening.

The festival will pay tribute to renowned British filmmaker Terence Davies with a full retrospective of his films. Davies will attend the Festival for the screening of his latest film 'Of Time And The City' and will also take part in a public interview during the festival. The festival will also screen the world premiere of 'BC/AD' the last work by the late artist, Ian Breakwell in which he eloquently confronts his mortality.

The full programme will be announced next week and tickets will be available for all screenings on www.corkfilmfest.org and from the Festival Box Office, Merchants Quay (Tel: 021 4272263) from October 4.





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