Dublin fest opens with ‘Ondine’

Irish event includes more than 100 films

LONDON — The 8th Jameson Dublin Film Festival bows Feb. 18 with the European premiere of Neil Jordan’s “Ondine,” starring Colin Farrell.

Fest will include more than 100 films from more than 30 countries, including six world premieres.

Highlights include a celebration of actress Kristin Scott Thomas’ French pics, including the Irish preem of Catherine Corsini’s “Partir.”

Irish helmer Conor Horgan will show two films at the festival, the world premiere of documentary “The Beholder,” and drama “One Hundred Mornings,” starring Ciaran McMenamin.

Special events include a Kenneth Anger retrospective and focuses on Russian and Korean filmmaking.

Fest will also present a series of screenings to honor the co-founder Michael Dwyer, who passed away in January.

Fest closes Feb. 28.

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