MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, January 2018
10 January 2018

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, January 2018

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. 
 

 A Woman’s Life (Une Vie) | FRANCE, BELGIUM | 12 JAN 2018

A Woman's Life (Une Vie), directed by Stéphane Brizé, is an adaptation of Guy Maupassant's novel Une Vie. A story of love, betrayal, and anguish set in the repressive patriarchal world of early 19th century Normandy. Jeanne (Judith Chemla) is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her convent schooling. Little by little her illusions are stripped away when she marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), who reveals himself to be a miserly and adulterous partner.  The film competed at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, where it won the Fipresci Prize for Best Film in competition. A Woman's Life (Une Vie) was supported at both development and distribution stage by Creative Europe. 

Early Man | UK | 26 Jan 2018

Early Man is a stop-motion animated comedy from four-time Oscar-winning director Nick Park and Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero, Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. The film received support through Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme.

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<CINEMA you can find out more here. Read our interview with Maeve Cooke, director of access<CINEMA, in which she talks about how the network supports local film clubs and some great films to look out for in 2018!

ONLINE STREAMING OF IRISH AND EUROPEAN FILMS ON VOLTA

VOLTA VODThe 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.