MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, August 2017
02 August 2017

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, August 2017

THE FARTHEST (IRELAND) 28 JULY

The Farthestwritten 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. 

The Farthest (2017) - trailer from CTL Productions on Vimeo.

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

In 1948, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his wife and his two sons, live in a beautiful house looking out over the Mediterranean Sea. But Cousteau dreams only adventure. Thanks to his invention, an autonomous diving suit that allows him to breathe underwater, he has discovered a new world. And he's prepared to sacrifice everything to explore the world hidden under the sea. Directed by Jerome Salle. 
 

the square (Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark) 25 august*

Directed by Ruben Östlund, this Swedish satire on the art world won the 2017 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum and a divorced, devoted father who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show - 'The Square' - is an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it's hard to live up to your own ideals! Christian’s response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for 'The Square.' The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis. The film was supported by Creative Europe MEDIA under Sales Agent and Automatic Distribution schemes. [*was due to open 25 August in Ireland but has been rescheduled to March 2018 due to a new cut for UK and Ireland]. 
 

NATIONWIDE SCREENINGS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA IN ACCESS>CINEMA CLUBS

access<CINEMA: Via its national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations, access>CINEMA screens the best of European films across Ireland in 80 venues and film clubs such as Solstice Arts Centre, NavanSource Arts Centre, Thurles; the Galway Film Society, Townhall Theatre; Carlow Visual CentreCork Cine Club; and The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

ONLINE STREAMING OF IRISH AND EUROPEAN FILMS ON VOLTA

VOLTA VOD: The first independent Irish video on demand platform that gives cinema lovers the opportunity to watch films online in the comfort of their home. Volta has a wide selection of Irish films and a wonderfully curated selection of European and international independent feature films and documentaries. Check out their collections of films, many of which have been supported by Creative Europe funding.

You can read more about Irish funded films, animations, documentaries, and TV programmes here on our Current Projects page.