Cillian Murphy, Vanessa Redgrave, Barry Keoghan and Bill Pullman will be among the stars attending next month's Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with world and Irish premieres, public interviews and special seasons all part of the programme.

The festival will open on February 21 with the Irish premiere of the eaglery-awaited new Irish film Black 47, with director Lance Daly and stars James Frecheville, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford and Stephen Rea in attendance. 

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black 47

The Oscar-nominated Irish animated film The Breadwinner will receive its Irish premiere with its director, Cartoon Saloon's Nora Twomey, introducing the film. Other Irish premieres include the dramas Kissing Candice and Good Favour.

Kissing Candice star Ann Skelly and The Breadwinner director Nora Twomey helped to launch this year's festival at Dublin's Light House Cinema

This year's festival will also see the world premiere of The Delinquent Season, the new drama from playwright Mark O'Rowe, which stars Cillian Murphy and Eva Birthistle. The director and his cast will attend the premiere.

Cillian Murphy in The Delinquent Season

Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave will receive the festival's Volta Award and will introduce her new film about the refugee crisis, SeaSorrow, which she has co-directed with her son, Carlo Nero.

Also receiving a Volta Award will be Taxi Driver and Affliction writer Paul Schrader, who will discuss his lengthy career and screen his new film as writer-director, First Reformed

Paul Schrader

Independence Day star Bill Pullman will be coming to Dublin for the Irish premiere of his Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, while actor-director Paddy Considine will screen his new boxing drama, Journeyman

Paddy Considine in Journeyman

Full programme details and tickets are available now at diff.ie.