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MEDIA Film News November 2022

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MEDIA supported films screening this month across Ireland in cinemas and online.

MEDIA supported films screening this month across Ireland in cinemas and online. We also highlight films showing in independent cinemas and cinema clubs that are part of the Europa Cinemas network. The Irish members of Europa Cinemas include:

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Fundraiser Screenings | 9 + 17 November

We will host fundraiser film screenings in Dublin and Galway in collaboration with Ukrainian performer, composer and curator Olesya Zdorovetska, founder of the Ukrainian-Irish Cultural Platform. Both screenings include a drinks reception prior to the screening.

The internationally acclaimed Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a 1965 Ukrainian film by the influential filmmaker Sergei Parajanov. In the Carpathian Mountains of 19th-century Ukraine, love, hate, life and death among the Hutsul people are as they’ve been since time began. Ivan is drawn to Marichka, the beautiful young daughter of the man who killed his father but fate decrees that the two lovers will remain apart.

Buy tickets here for Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin, Wednesday 9th November, reception 6.00pm followed by screening until 8.30pm. Tickets €10.

Buy tickets here for Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Pálás Cinema, Galway
, Thursday 17th November, reception at 6.00pm followed by screening until 8.30pm. Tickets €12.

All the proceeds from the Ukrainian Culture Nights events will go to the following charities in Ukraine:

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS | IFI Dublin, Lighthouse and nationwide

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, a MEDIA-supported film, won the prestigious Palme d'Or as well as the CST Technical Award for best Artiste-Technician at Cannes Film Festival.

Set in the world of world fashion, TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Swedish director Ruben Östlund is a satire in which a pair of models find themselves at a crossroads in their careers. Fashion model couple Carl and Yaya are invited on a luxury cruise. When the yacht sinks they become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires and a cleaning lady. In the fight for survival, old hierarchies are turned upside down since the cleaning lady is the only one who knows how to fish. A co-production between companies from Sweden, Germany, France, and Turkey.


Cork International Film Festival returns in 2022 for its 67th edition from 10th to 20th November and is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA Film Festival funding. CIFF will present an exciting programme of the best Irish and international features, documentaries and shorts. Also includes Green Screen strand on climate activism, Culinary Cinema, film and mental health in Illuminate, cult classics in Guilty Pleasures and an online programme of Festival highlights.

The Opening Night Gala film is AISHA written and directed by Frank Berry which charts the experiences of a young Nigerian woman (outstanding performance by Letitia Wright) as she seeks asylum in Ireland. Caught in limbo for years in the Direct Provision system, Aisha develops an unlikely friendship with kind Conor Healy (Josh O’Connor), a former prisoner now employed in her accommodation centre.

The Documentary Gala features ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, Academy Award®-winning documentarist Laura Poitras' portrait of American photographer Nan Goldin won the Golden Lion Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The Closing Gala film is Sam Mendes' EMPIRE OF LIGHT starring Olivia Coleman.

Look out films supported directly by MEDIA or by MEDIA supported initiatives:

  • Alcarràs (Spain) directed by Carla Simón which won the Golden Bear for Best Film at Berlinale this year.
  • The Woodcutter Story (Finland) supported by Torino Film Lab production award.
  • Beautiful Beings (Iceland) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson which received European Film Promotion sales support as well as Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section.

Download the CIFF brochure for the full programme.

Tickets are on sale now at or via the myCIFF app on Apple iOS and Android.


The Month of European Film kicks off on 13th November with the European Arthouse Cinema Day and includes the EFA's Young Audience Award, European Cinema Night events and culminates on 10th December with the European Film Awards Ceremony in Reykjavik.

Across the four weeks of European Cinema Month, participating cinemas will present curated programmes as well as retrospectives of renowned European filmmakers such as Lars von Trier, Jacques Tati, Jonas Mekas, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Agnes Varda.

Films that will be screened during European Cinema Month include Close, Eo, Saint Omer and Holy Spider amongst others.

MUBI, as a partner of the event, will present a special focus on European films, allowing film lovers around the world to participate. The Month of European Film is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA.

Month of European Film Screenings by access>CINEMA Network

Members across access>CINEMA's network will participate in the Month of European Film between November 13 and December 10. access>CINEMA is one of the partner cinemas that has been invited to participate in the Month of European Film, which has been launched by the European Film Academy to celebrate the diversity of European Film Culture.

Starting on 13 November, the Month of European Film will celebrate the fantastic diversity of European film for four weeks.

Check out access>CINEMA Month of European Film listings across Ireland here with films that include PARALLEL MOTHERS, ANAIS IN LOVE, OLGA, THE WORSE PERSON IN THE WORLD, QUO VADIS AIDA? and more great European films.

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