MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, December 2017
29 November 2017

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, December 2017

happy end | france | 01 dec 

A new French satire on the bourgeoisie from Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon, Hidden). Isabelle Huppert stars as Anne Laurent, the matriarch of a rich family riven with dysfunction and secrets. The Laurent's estate is in Calais where always to be seen in the background are asylum seekers looking for safe haven. When her mother falls ill, young Eve is sent to live with her estranged father’s relatives in Calais. The Laurent family own a large construction company and live in a sprawling mansion house, waited on by servants. But trouble is brewing in the form of a lawsuit, family back-stabbings and Eve's own dark secret. Happy End was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

jupiter's moon | hungary | 05 jan 2018

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó who co-wrote the screenplay with Kata Wéber. Jupiter's Moon is an Hungarian drama that tells the story of a young immigrant who is shot down while crossing the country's border. While recovering in hospital he finds that he has developed the power to fly and teams up with a doctor to exploit his new abilities. A visually stunning film that experiments with genre to explore various political crises within Europe and Hungary. 

spoor (poland) | 07 dec, ifi kinopolis polish film festival

Agnieszka Holland, director of the Oscar-nominated In Darkness, is one of Poland’s most renowned filmmakers. Spoor premiered in competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Duszejko (Agnieszka Mandat) is a staunch advocate for animal rights in a rural area where hunting is a way of life. Her regular complaints are treated with weary platitudes by the local authorities. However, when the bodies of local hunters are found in mysterious circumstances, Duszejko begins her own investigation, convinced that the police are entirely wrong in their assumptions.

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

If you would like to know more about how to affiliate a film club to access you can find out more here. Keep an eye out for our upcoming interview with Maeve Cooke from access

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.