Irish film director, John Butler , hosted a screening of his new film, Handsome Devil at cineworld in Dublin last week. The screening was a celebration of last week’s Cinemagic Dublin Film Academy and the launch of the programme of the 10th annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival 2017 that will take place in Dublin in May.

Handsome Devil follows the trials of two unlikely friends in a prestigious, rugby orientated Dublin boarding school. John Butler’s follow up film to The Stag, takes a mirror to the homophobic machismo of secondary school sports with his trademark humour. Featuring performances from Sherlock’s  Andrew Scott, Game of Throne’s Michael McIlhatton and Vikings’ Moe Dunford, the film also features up and coming actors Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine  and Ruairi O’Connor. Tipped as the hot, Irish film of 2017, it will be released later this month on April 21st.

The Cinemagic Dublin Film Academy assembled young Irish and Northern Irish film makers between aged 16-25 last week, to work with industry leaders, to create a short film that will air at the Cinemagic Film and Television Festival 2017, in Dublin, 5th – 14th May.

 

Cinemagic Film and Television Festival 2017 highlights include a screening of the documentary Born in Syria by Hernán Zin featuring a score by Gabriel Yared, (The English Patient, The Talented Mr.Ripley) The film follows the lives of seven child refugees over the course of a year.

 

To book tickets for 10th annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival 2017, visit www.cineworld.ie