Comedy at ADIFF

If you’re looking for comedy at ADIFF this year, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy right here. While you can explore our Laugh out Loud experience category, we’ve put together a guide to the hits from the programme’s gag reel. Take a look below and you’ll be laughing in the aisles in no time. Make sure you don’t miss out or the joke will most definitely be on you:

Weird and Wonderful

Tues 21 Feb | 20:40 | Light House Cinema

Starring and co-written by Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Mindhorn takes a washed-up star, the 80s TV bionic-cop character he played (with an eyepatch allowed him to literally “see the truth”), a crazed serial killer from the Isle of Wight, and brings them all together in an unmissable madcap adventure.

The Love Witch
Sat 18 Feb | 20:45 | Cineworld

Written and directed by Anna Biller, this camp, cult romp pays clever tribute to the Technicolor thrillers of the 60’s – a perfect set up for the beautiful and the bizarre, rife with dry wit and female fantasy.

My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea
Sun 19 Feb | 20:45 | Light House Cinema

Acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw takes to the big screen with comic results, bursting with famous voice talent from Susan Sarandon to Jason Schwartzman to Maya Rudolph and more! A wild disaster movie drenched in the surreal and spectacular.

Divine Suffering

Sun 19 Feb | 20:40 | Cineworld

Let’s just say that this film puts the punch in punchline, a violently astute socio-political satire with hilarious performances from Sandra Oh, Anne Heche and Alicia Silverstone and gallows humour abound.

Donald Cried
Mon 20 Feb | 18:20 | Cineworld

Much like its title, this American indie and comedy of discomfort reeks of schadenfreude – a bizarre and brilliant deconstruction of the buddy comedy full of awkward encounters that will have you laughing and wincing in equal measure.


The Other Side of Hope
Tues 21 Feb | 20:45 | Cineworld

Aki Kaurismäki, master of deadpan delivery, has his finger very much on the pulse with this follow-up to Le Havresavvy satire inspired by the refugee crisis.

The Distinguished Citizen
Fri 17 Feb | 20:30 | Light House Cinema

A sophisticated Argentinian farce steeped in black comedy, following a Nobel prize-winning author returning to his hometown he left behind 40 years ago.

Like Crazy
Sun 19 Feb | 18:30 | Light House Cinema

Two patients escape a progressive psychiatric clinic and take to the road in this larger-than-life caper across the Italian countryside, reminiscent of Thelma & Louise.  

Their Finest
Tues 21 Feb | 18:30 | Cineworld

Academy Award-nominated director Lone Scherfig lends her hand to this empowering, witty rom-com following a female screenwriter thrown into the chaos of British wartime filmmaking in the 40s.

Teen Spirits

Sat 25 Feb | 14:00 | Light House Cinema

Based on a bestselling German novel, this contemporary coming of age tale comes with hard hitting honesty and laugh out loud humour in the road trip tradition of Stand By Me.

Girl Asleep
Thurs 16 Feb | 12:45 | Movies@Dundrum

This coming of age comedy has drawn comparisons to The Mighty Boosh and Napoleon Dynamite – bask in its 70s setting and surreal set pieces – as fantastical as it is funny.