in loco parentis, (ireland) opens 03 march
In Loco Parentis is a documentary directed by Neasa Ní Chianán and David Rane for Soilsiú Teoranta. This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Headfort in Meath, a school not unlike Hogwarts with its 18th century buildings, secret doors and magical woodlands has been home to John and Amanda Leyden for forty-six years.
The documentary received Creative Europe MEDIA Single Project Development funding in 2014. 'We were successful in getting some Creative Europe development funding and this saw us through our first year of filming. From this material we were able to put together some assemblies of different sections of the school, which helped IFB and RTE to commit beyond development,' Neasa Ní Chianáin told IFTN earlier this year. The next deadline for Content Development of a Single Project is 20 April, 2017. Check our our Current Projects page for examples of current Irish projects that were awarded development funding in recent years, and are coming to fruition now.
In Loco Parentis has been selected for Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Special Presentations Program in Toronto from 27 April to 07 May. Hot Docs selects 10 films for their in Special Presentations programme which showcases 'high-profile premieres, award winners, and works by masters or featuring star subjects.'
the secret scripture, (Ireland) opens 24 march
The Secret Scripture was produced by Ferndale Films who received MEDIA development support for this project in 2012 under the Slate Funding Scheme. Based on Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel, this is Jim Sheridan’s first Irish-based film since The Boxer (1997).
The story explores the life of Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), a woman confined to a psychiatric hospital for five decades. As the institution is about to close, Dr. Grene (Eric Bana) is sent to see whether she’s fit to be released. He’s intrigued by Roseanne’s eccentricities and her diary. As he delves into her past, Dr. Grene gets to know the younger Roseanne (Rooney Mara) and learns the terrible truth about her confinement.
graduation / bacalaurat (romania. france, belgium) 31 march
personal shopper (France, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic) 17 march
elle, (france) 10 march
Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls) returns with a thriller with French star Isabelle Huppert who won a Golden Globe for her performance as a businesswoman who takes matters into her own hands after a violent physical attack against her. The film received the support of the Automatic Distribution scheme.
NATIONWIDE SCREENINGS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA IN ACCESS>CINEMA CLUBS
Check out New Films at access>CINEMA sites for Spring 2017. Highlights include the Creative Europe supported films: Toni Erdman which scooped five European Film Awards last year; Elle which won Best Foreign Film and Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert) at the 2017 Golden Globes; and I, Daniel Blake directed by Ken Loach.
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 catalogue and most recent additions many of which have been supported by Creative Europe funding.