THE FARTHEST (IRELAND) 28 JULY
The Farthest, written and directed by Emer Reynolds and produced by Clare Strong and John Murray. Crossing The Line Productions included this documentary in their successful MEDIA Slate Development application in 2014.
By way of a series of interviews, animations, photographs, and never-before-seen archival footage, Emer Reynolds recreates the forty-five years it took the Voyager spacecraft to reach its current point in space, and the secrets it uncovered along the way. The enthusiastic men and women who built Voyager and nurtured it along its twelve-billion-mile flight (and counting) complete the film with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories.
Featuring stunning cinematography by Kate McCullough, the film is garnering great reviews at home and abroad. It won the Audience Award at the Dublin International Film Festival and was one of three Irish films selected for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
land of mine (germany) 04 august
As World War Two comes to an end, a group of German POWs, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task – to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by real events, Land of Mine exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in Denmark’s history. Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet received support through the Automatic Distribution scheme. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film in 2017.
The Odyssey / l’Odyssée (fr, BE) 18 august
the square (Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark) 25 august*
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