MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, November 2017
31 October 2017

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens, November 2017

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER | 03 november

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos who was also at the helm of another MEDIA supported project from Element Pictures, The Lobster. The second Lanthimos project from Element was included in a slate of projects supported by MEDIA Slate Funding. We talked to Element Pictures co-founder, Andrew Lowe, about the importance of development funding and European distribution for Irish projects.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer stars Colin Farrell as a cardiac surgeon who on the surface has it all - a great career, the perfect wife played by Nicole Kidman, and two children. But the surgeon has a strange relationship with a teenage boy, Martin (Irish actor, Barry Keoghan) who invites him home to meet his mother (Alicia Silverstone). Martin has a strange hold over the surgeon and begins to invade and threaten the surgeon's life...  

'Like the Greek myth that inspired the film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer feels powerful enough to be timeless,' writes Ebert Voices in a rave review out of Toronto Film Festival. The Killing of a Sacred Deer was joint winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2017. The film will be released in Ireland and the UK on 03 November, 2017.

thelma | norway, france, sweden, denmark  | 03 november

Thelma (also known as The Orchard) from Norwegian director Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs) is a supernatural thriller that was recently chosen as Norway’s entry for the foreign-language film Oscar. 
Thelma leaves her religious famly behind to go to university in Oslo. She is a social misfit and soon begins to experience extreme seizures. Thelma becomes friends with the beautiful Anja but her violent episodes continue and she discovers that she has inexplicable supernatural abilities. The film is supported by MEDIA's Automatic Distibution and Sales Agents Support schemes.  

ACCEPTABLE RISK TV SERIES | RTEPlayer | 6 EPISODES

Acceptable Risk is a six part drama series from Soho Moon Pictures who included the project in their 2012 MEDIA Slate Funding Application. The series started on RTE1 on 24 September and you can still watch the series here on the RTE Player

Set in Dublin and Montreal, the story opens with a multinational executive being found shot and dumped in the middle of Montreal while on a business trip. His wife Sarah Manning (Elaine Cassidy) is devastated by the death of her husband. Investigating Detective Sergeant, Emer Byrne (Angeline Ball), is convinced it's not a straightforward case and that Sarah is not as innocent as she seems.

Acceptable Risk is produced for RTÉ by James Mitchell of Soho Moon Pictures(Croupier) and by Siobhán Bourke and Kathryn Lennon of Saffron Pictures(Whistleblower) and is co-production with Canadian producer Facet4. 

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.