Al Pacino is coming to the 2012 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival!

The LEGEND that is Al Pacino is coming to Dublin! In the words of his Scent of A Woman character, Lt Col Frank Slade -“Whoo-ah!”

Oscar Winner Al Pacino will be in Dublin  for the 2012 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, where the Irish Premiere of, what he refers to as his ‘most personal project ever”,  Wilde Salmon, will take place.

According to the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Wilde Salome, ” invites audiences into Pacino’s private world, as he explores the complexities of Oscar Wilde’s notorious 1891 play Salome, Wilde himself and the birth of a rising star, in actress Jessica Chastain.

The film offers an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Pacino’s odyssey. Pacino directs and also stars as King Herod in this compelling blend of footage from a documentary on Wilde’s life, scenes of a reading of the play in Los Angeles and a film version of the play.”

Speaking about the announcement, Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said: “as a cinemagoer, I have long admired the ambition and range of Al Pacino’s film career, which has created such an indelible legacy on world cinema. A provocateur, an innovator and a consummate artist who has created some of the most iconic characters in movie history, he is also a film director driven by his personal passions. The festival is honoured to present the Irish premiere of Wilde Salome – a new film by one of the world’s greatest screen actors.”

The festival has been going from strength to strength each year. Over the years big names such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Daniel Day Lewis, U2, and Tilda Swinton, to name but a few,  have presented their films at the festival. But now the biggest name of them all is coming – Mr Al Pacino! What a way to celebrate the 10th JDIFF. Congratulations to the JDIFF team! I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the festival.

Check out the Wilde Salome trailer: 


The 10th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, takes place from the 16th-26th February 2012. You can get more information about the Festival at

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Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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1 Response to Al Pacino is coming to the 2012 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival!

  1. liz says:

    Your the best al pacino

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