Ahead of his two shows in Dublin this weekend, it has been announced that composer Ennio Morricone will take part in a public interview and receive the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival's Volta Award at the Light House Cinema on Sunday July 28.

The event, which includes a Q&A session and is followed by a screening of The Mission, begins at 11:00am sharp on Sunday July 28. Doors are open at 10:30am and seats must be taken by 10:45am.

Tickets, priced €20, are limited to two per customer, and can be purchased via: www.lighthousecinema.ie or from the Light House Cinema box office (01-872 8006).

Andrew Lowe of the Light House Cinema said: "We are really delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to introduce an artist of the stature of Ennio Morricone in person to the Light House audience.

"Our customers have enthusiastically embraced the season of Morricone films that we are currently playing, recognising his genius in the exquisite scores of each of those films.

"We are very grateful to Sir Christopher Frayling for hosting the interview and to our partners at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and Pod Entertainment who helped make this event possible."

Grainne Humphreys, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Director, said: "Ennio Morricone has delighted generations of filmgoers around the world, his film scores bringing a dynamism and passion to work of legendary filmmakers such as Leone, Pasolini and Malick.

"The festival has made an exception to present its treasured Volta Award to a film composer who has changed the way we experience cinema - Maestro Morricone."

Morricone and the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta play the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28.