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Cork Film Festival Announces Line-up This 9-17th Nov
03 Oct 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in 'Kill Your Darlings', the closing night film.
The Cork Film Festival, running from 7-19th November, has announced this year’s line-up ranging from Irish films ‘Dark Touch’ and ‘The Sea’ to such high profile international films as Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ and ‘Kill Your Darlings’ starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Irish documentaries also figure strongly this year, including Blinder Films co-production ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’ and ‘Assimilation: An Dubh ina Gheal’ - an Irish language documentary examining Louis de Paor’s poetry about the Irish emigrant’s experience in Australia.

‘Dark Touch’, co-produced by Element Pictures and supported by the Irish Film Board, continues a successful festival run since its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

Set in a remote Irish town, the horror follows eleven-year-old Niamh who survives a supernatural massacre that claims the lives of her family and tries to prove that the house they lived in was responsible.

Irish audiences will also get the chance to see the big screen adaptation of John Banville’s ‘The Sea’ and the Filmbase-produced ‘How to be Happy’, which sold out two screenings at this summer’s Galway Film Fleadh.

Newly-appointed festival director James Mulligan spoke of his delight at the quality of this year’s schedule at the festival launch in Cork.

‘It has been a joy collaborating with my talented programming team, bringing together this rich and varied selection of the best of contemporary cinema. Congratulations to all those who have short films in competition this year. I look forward to meeting Cork's film fans this November,’ he said.

From an intentional perspective, Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’, about the bittersweet relationship between a father and son, will open the festival on Saturday 9th November, starring Will Forte – last seen in this year’s big Galway Film Fleadh winner ‘Run & Jump’.

‘Kill Your Darlings’, starring Daniel Radcliffe as poet Allen Ginsberg in the untold story of a murder in the 1940’s, will close the festival following its Grand Jury prize nomination at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Other feature films include Ridley Scott’s drug trafficking thriller 'The Counsellor', starring Michael Fassbender; this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’; and Robert Redford’s sea disaster tale ‘All is Lost’.

A revolutionary theme runs throughout the international documentary line-up from ‘99% - The Occupy Wall Street Film’ and ‘Forbidden Voices’ – about government censorship in Cuba, China and Iran – to ‘Silence is Gold’, which examines mining corruption in Africa.

Other highlights include a tribute to director Nicolas Roeg; comedian Dylan Moran discussing his favourite movies; a special Mexican programme; and a shorts festival showcasing Cork, Irish and world shorts.

Further details on the full programme, including information on booking tickets, can be found at www.corkfilmfest.org

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