We are thrilled to announce new additions to the 2021 Festival Programme, including a conversation with award winning actor and frequent Festival guest Colin Farrell, two new films - Tina and Just 1 Day - and the Black Women Retrospective to celebrate International Women’s Day. 


TINA & JUST 1 DAY

The two new additions to the Festival Programme are Tina, a documentary which charts how the iconic singer Tina Turner overcame pain and personal turmoil to find her own place in music and life, and Just 1 Day. In the film, cinematographer Christopher Doyle brings visual beauty to established screenwriter Erica Li’s directorial debut. Set in Hong Kong, the film highlights the city’s rapidly changing heritage.



BLACK WOMEN RETROSPECTIVE


To celebrate International Women's Day, the Festival has programmed three ground-breaking films by women directors as part of its Black Womens Film Retrospective. Daughters of the Dust directed by Julie DashWelcome II the Terrordome by Ngozi Onwurah and Belle by Amma Asante, as well as the short film Mamans directed by Maïmouna Doucouré will screen on 8th March in recognition of the important contribution these filmmakers have made to the contemporary film canon. 


FESTIVAL MEMORIES WITH COLIN FARRELL

Award winning actor and global star Colin Farrell will join Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys for an intimate conversation. A frequent Festival guest, Farrell will discuss his memories of bringing new films to festivals both in Dublin and Internationally.


“What this (VMDIFF online) does is open festivals up to a greater panoply of people and wider audience, and allows people to get a sense of the opportunities and films at a film festival and the passion that fuels film festivals. They are incredible experiences.” Colin Farrell



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