Sir John Hurt is remembered at ADIFF 2017 with a special tribute screening of Snowpiercer on Friday February 24.

Book tickets for Snowpiercer | Sir John Hurt Tribute | Fri February 24 at 19:30, Savoy Cinema

The Irish premiere of Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, a film with a legendary reputation that has never been screened in Ireland, has been announced to pay tribute to the late Sir John Hurt at 19.30 on Friday, 24th Feb in the Savoy Cinema. Presented courtesy of The Weinstein Company, the acclaimed science fiction thriller is set in a dystopian future and features a masterful recent performance from Hurt in the role of Gilliam.

Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys paid tribute to Hurt saying, ‘This year, with great regret, we mark Sir John Hurt’s passing. He was one of the most important acting talents of the last 50 years and he had a strong and special relationship with Ireland, where for many years he made his home. He will be very much missed. A donation from the screening will be made to a charity of the Hurt family’s choice.’

Sir John Hurt’s widow Anwen Hurt said ’I cannot imagine a better tribute, nor one that would please John more, than Snowpiercer, a film of which he was immensely proud and that he championed so passionately.’