To celebrate Ireland’s centenary and their own 10th anniversary Dingle International Film Festival will open with a feature screening of Ryan’s Daughter, which will be screened digitally for the first time on the peninsula.
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer; making this screening the perfect point of departure for the 2016 Festival.
Shot on the Dingle peninsula in 1968/69, this epic drama is often regarded as David Lean’s masterpiece. The film made a major impact and contribution to the economics of the peninsula, placing Dingle prominently on the world map and making it, for the first time, a tourist destination. To this day the film still attracts tourists to the area. The film captures the dramatic beauty of The Dingle Peninsula in a unique way that has never been achieved since.With Ireland’s centenary, this historical classic is sure to add a very symbolic, and nostalgic atmosphere to this year’s proceedings.
Ryan’s Daughter will be joined by a host of contemporary Irish films, including Shem The Penman Sings Again, The Uncountable Laughter of The Sea, After The Dance, A Doctor’s Sword, Talking To My Father, Taste: What’s Going On, and a Documentary Shorts Programme.