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22nd Feb 2018

5 Movies At The 2018 Dublin Film Festival That You Simply Can’t Miss

James Fenton

The Dublin International Film Festival always brings so much choice to the capital’s film buffs that it can sometimes be overwhelming.

The 2018 version takes place from February 21 to March 4 and we’ve picked out five movies you simply must catch on the big screen. 


1. The Cured – Sunday February 25 (8.15pm), Lighthouse Cinema 

It’s panic on the streets of Dublin in this David Freyne-directed zombie movie and it’s an Irish take on horror the like of which we’ve never seen before.

After a zombie plague ravages Europe, the non-infected must fined a way to integrate the former zombies into society. 

Starring Ellen Page and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, even the trailer (below) is enough to get pulses racing.

2. You Were Never Really Here – Monday February 26 (8.30pm), Lighthouse Cinema 

Joaquin Phoenix plays a hitman trying to save a kidnapped teen from a life of prostitution.

3. Red Sparrow – Wednesday February 28 (8.30pm) Cineworld 

Jennifer Lawrence plays the codenamed DIVA in this spy thriller directed by her Hunger Games pal, and namesake, Francis Lawrence. 

4. Wonderstruck – Thursday March 1 (6.10pm), Cineworld 

An enticing mystery about two people longing to live in different eras. 

5. The Ballad Of Lefty Brown – Saturday February 24 (8pm), Cineworld 

Bill Pullman plays a cowboy out to avenge his partner’s death.

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