ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 20th April

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

Some news from the week –

1. Ava DuVernay, Denis Villeneuve, Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux are some of this year’s newcomers to the Cannes Film Festival jury of judges. Read more on Variety

2. Cineworld plans to open Ireland’s first 4DX cinema screen. Read more on IFTN

3. Harry Styles ended his European tour Tuesday night in Dublin with a pie in the face. Read more on Entertainment

4. Evan Rachel Wood will be receiving equal pay as her male costars in the next season of Westworld. Read more on Entertainment

5. House of Cards star Michael Kelly discusses the impact of Kevin Spacey’s departure from the show on its final season. Read more on Variety.


New releases in cinema this week -

Tully - Written by Diablo Cody and written by Jason Reitman, starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass

“A comedy about motherhood.”

*Never Steady, Never Still - Written and directed by Kathleen Hepburn, starring Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway, Nicholas Campbell

“A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.”

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society – Directed by Mike Newell, starring Lily James, Matthew Good, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Penelope Wilton

“Based on the book by Mary Ann Shaffer, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.”

Let The Sunshine In – Directed by Claire Denis, starring Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko

“Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.”

Every Day – Directed by Michael Sucsy, starring Maria Bello, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan, Justice Smith

“Based on the novel by David Levithan, a shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.”

*This film was part of the #ADIFF18 selection