Programme 2019

The Irishman

Director: Martin Scorsese

fiction

India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: USA | Year: 2019

Language(s): English | Time: 209 mins

Synopsis

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. The Netflix Film will be available on the streaming service.

Director's Bio

Martin Scorsese is an Academy Award-winning Director and one of the most influential filmmakers working today. He has directed critically acclaimed, award-winning films including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, which won an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, Shutter Island, and Hugo for which he received a Golden Globe for Best Director. His 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street received DGA, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Director, as well as a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Best Film. 2016 saw the release of Scorsese’s passion project, Silence, based on the acclaimed novel by Shusaku Endo. Scorsese has directed numerous documentaries including the Peabody Award winning No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia; as well as Italianamerican, The Last Waltz, A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, Public Speaking, Shine a Light, and George Harrison: Living in the Material World, for which Scorsese received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Nonfiction Special. In 2010, Scorsese executive produced the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, winning an Emmy and DGA Award for directing the pilot episode. In 2014, he co-directed The 50 Year Argument with his long time documentary editor, David Tedeschi. Scorsese directed the pilot episode of Vinyl for HBO in 2016, a series depicting the 1970s music scene in New York. In 2019, Netflix released Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese; the director’s second film about Dylan, this one focused on his legendary 1975 tour. This September Scorsese’s highly anticipated feature film, The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci will make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, followed by a theatrical release by Netflix. Scorsese is the founder and chair of The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of motion picture history.