ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 18th August

A weekly round-up of film news, events and cinema releases.

Some things you need to know...

1. Emma Stone has been named as Hollywood’s top female earner in 2017. Read more on ScreenDaily

2. A teaser trailer has been released for Yorgos Lanthimos’s new film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”. The film stars Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan (#ADIFF16 Discovery Award Winner) and Nicole Kidman. Watch the trailer below or read more on



3. Production on "Mission Impossible:6"has been postponed following an incident on-set in which star Tom Cruise broke his ankle. The film is now set to be completed in December of this year. Read more on Variety

4. Daniel Craig, in an interview with Stephen Colbert, has confirmed he is to play James Bond again. Craig also stated that this will be the final time he will appear in the iconic role. Read more on Variety

5. Four more Irish films were announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival 2017. The newly added titles include "The Cured" by David Freye, Rebecca Daly's "Good Favour" and from Brian O'Malley "The Lodgers". Read more on Irish Film Board 


New releases in cinemas this week -

*denotes an Irish Film

Dark Night - Directed by Tim Sutton and starring Anna Rose Hopkins, Robert Jumper, Karina Macias, and Conor A. Murphy: “The lives of six strangers intersect at a suburban Cineplex where a massacre occurs.”

The Dark Tower - Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba and Abbey Lee: “A tower at the centre of the universe protects various worlds from evil. In our world, aka Keystone Earth, a boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) dreams about the tower and of a dark, cruel place where a Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) rules over people with fake skin and unwitting children. He is opposed by Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last gunslinger, who Jake seeks out when his world comes under threat.”

Everything, Everything - Directed by Stella Meghie and starring Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose and Ana de la Reguera: “Maddie (Stenberg) has SCID, a rare illness that makes her very susceptible to everyday viruses our immune system has no problem battling. Because being in contact with the outside could kill her, doctor mum Pauline (Noni Rose) hasn't allowed her leave the house in eighteen years, sealing up windows, and limiting visitors to nurse Carla (de la Reguera) and her daughter. Spending her days exercising, reading, writing and taking an online architecture course, when new kid Olly (Robinson) moves in next door an infatuated Maddie longs to step outside for the first time…”

Final Portrait - Directed by Stanley Tucci and starring Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush, Clémence Poésy and Tony Shalhoub: “American author and art critic James Lord (Hammer) is in Paris, 1964, and befriends moody Swiss-Italian artist Alberto Giacometti (Rush) and his brother Diego (Shalhoub). Alberto convinces James to sit for a portrait, which he promises will take "a few hours – an afternoon" at the most. However, as Alberto begins to doubt his skill the portrait is restarted again and again, forcing the increasingly irritated James to continually postpone his flight home…”

The Hitman’s Bodyguard - Directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman: “The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.”

An Inconvenient Sequel - Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, starring Al Gore, Barack Obama and Donald Trump: “A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brough climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.”

The Odyssey - Directed by Jérôme Salle and starring Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou and Laurent Lucas: “Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Quest - Directed by Jonathan Olshefski: “Filmed over a decade, 'Quest: the Fury and the Sound' was originally planned as a documentary portrait of the Rainey family and their home music studio, which serves as a special sanctuary within their North Philadelphia neighborhood. When a stray bullet wounds their youngest daughter, the film shows the family's strength in the face of adversity and their dedication to being a force for good in their community.”


And if you missed these films or talent at #ADIFF17, catch these in cinemas—


The Farthest

Dunkirk (starring #ADIFF16 Discovery Award Winner Barry Keoghan and festival regulars Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy)