Tipperary’s Paul Duane to attend the Audi Dublin International Film Festival with new documentary While You Live, Shine

Prolific Tipperary director Paul Duane returns with his first film in five years – While You Live, Shine, which will have its Irish premiere at ADIFF 2018. Duane will attend the screening of the documentary, which centres around American musicologist Chris King, who is legendary in his field. His collection of and passion for old 78 records is inspiring, as is his ability to use modern technology to unlock their sonic secrets. But his discovery of the music of Epirus in northern Greece was to transform King’s life, and the raw folk music he believes connects us with our most ancient ancestors prompted him to travel to the region. What emerges is some of the most hypnotic and stirring music you’ve never heard – the oldest music in the Western world.


Other festival highlights include Immersive Stories, an innovative Virtual Reality conference and exhibition with several special guests including Resh Sidhu. Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, who makes her directorial debut with documentary about the refugee crisis Sea Sorrow, comes to Dublin to receive the Volta Award, the festival’s most prestigious award. Also receiving the Volta Award is screenwriter and director Paul Schrader who is this year’s guest curator. Schrader will give a Public Talk, introduce three films that influenced his work and attend a screening of his new film First Reformed. ADIFF have also partnered with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival this year to screen two restorations of silent films, The Italian Straw Hat and Behind The Door, with live musical accompaniments.


Wednesday 28th February

18:45            While You Live, Shine                        Light House Cinema, Dublin

How to Book:
Tickets are released for sale at diff.ie from 7 pm on 24th Jan and the Box Office is open at 12 East Essex Street (+353 (0) 1 68 77974) from 10 am 25thJan.

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About Audi Dublin International Film Festival (21st Feb-4th March 2018)
Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. Offering unique access to a plethora of filmmaking talent, the festival transforms Dublin into a hub of glamour, creativity and film appreciation.

Over the past fifteen years, the festival has hosted over 600 major guests, including winners of the festival’s prestigious Volta Award such as Al Pacino, Julie Andrews, Danny DeVito, Daniel Day-Lewis, Joss Whedon, Brendan Gleeson, Angela Lansbury, Stanley Tucci, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ennio Morricone.

The festival has screened world cinema from 52 different countries, a total of almost 1,500 films, of which 300 were Irish features including Irish premieres of Sing Street, OnceOndineIn BrugesCalvaryThe Stag and The Secret of Kells. The festival’s young people’s programme Fantastic Flix is expanding each year, engaging schools and families and building a new generation of film fans.

Audi is Ireland’s leading premium car brand. Vorsprung durch Technik combines progression, sportiness and sophistication, and is at the core of Audi’s car-building philosophy. Audi leads the way in technological and engineering excellence, pioneering new innovations, such as quattro®, for a truly unique driving experience.

The Dublin International Film Festival is sponsored by Audi, and funded by The Arts Council and The Irish Film Board.

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