MEDIA Films on Irish Screens September 2019
5ú Meán Fomhair 2019

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens September 2019

ROJO | ARGENTINA | 06 SEP 

Rojo is set on the eve of the 1976 Argentinian coup that ushered in a military dictatorship. Directed by Benjamín Naishtat this is a dark satire on Argentina's troubled history during its Dirty War. An international co-production between Argentina, France, the Netherlands, Brazil, Germany and Switzerland, the film received financial backing from IFFR's HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production support which is supported by MEDIA's International Co-production Fund.  

 

PAIN AND GLORY | SPAIN | STILL SCREENING

Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory, is a semi-autobiographical film about an ageing director whose physical ailments and creative block have led him to retreat from the world. Antonio Banderas stars as the director, Salvador Mallo, whose insular life is shaken up when he  reunites with an actor from his past and embarks on a wild new chapter of his life. Via flashbacks and present-day encounters, we revisit Mallo's relationships and early loves. The film features an ensemble cast with Penélope Cruz featuring in flashbacks as the director's mother. Pain and Glory was supported by Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme. 

 

INTERNATIONAL SCREENINGS OF IRISH MEDIA FILMS | SEA FEVER AT TIFF | 05, 06 + 14 SEP

Sea Fever, written and directed by Neasa Hardiman will have its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on 5th September. A supernatural thriller set on board a fishing trawler. Siobhán, a marine biology student, joins the crew of a trawler. An academic, Siobhán is out of place and clumsy in this environment. A few hours offshore, the trawler ploughs into something uncharted. Panic rises — they are adrift with no radio, helpless and hopelessly entangled. As tempers fray, Siobhán tries to analyse the life form. Only as the crew begin to suffer a gruesome fate, does Siobhán realise what the creature wants. She must find a solution fast if the crew are to survive. Co-produced by Fantastic Films who received Single Project Development funding for Sea Fever in 2014. 
 
 

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 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 upcoming Irish MEDIA funded films, animations, and TV programmes on our Current Projects page.