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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 Creative Europe supported Europa Cinemas network.

The Irish members of Europa Cinemas include:
IFI, Dublin
Triskel, Cork
Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin
Palás, Galway
Access Cinema Network of regional cinema clubs
Volta VOD online

The Worst Person in the World | IFI, Lighthouse & Triskel Cork

Directed by Joachim Trier and starring Renate Reinsve, winner of the Best Actress award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Julie (Reinsve), an impulsive young woman is faced with a series of drastic choices that force her to reinvent and pursue new perspectives on her life. Over the course of several years, Julie navigates multiple love affairs, existential uncertainty and career dissatisfaction as she slowly starts deciding what kind of person she wishes to be. Nominated for two Academy Awards including Original Screenplay and International Feature Film, and two BAFTA awards including Leading Actress and Film Not in the English Language.

YOUNG PLATO | Still showing in IFI, Dublin

YOUNG PLATO is an Irish observational documentary set in post conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalised working class community has been plagued by poverty, drugs and guns. A portrait of headmaster, Kevin McArevey, and his visionary team who empower children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community. Made by Declan McGrath and Neasa Ní Chianáin, the documentary was proudly supported in development by MEDIA Slate Funding awarded to Soilsiú Films.

THE CELLAR | Still showing in Irish cinemas

Directed by Brendan Muldowney, THE CELLAR stars Elisha Cuthbert, Eoin Macken, Abby Fitz, Dylan Fitzmaurice-Brady. A mother has to confront an ancient entity after her daughter disappears in the cellar of their new mansion. Co-produced by Irish company, Savage Productions, the film was supported in development by MEDIA Slate Funding.

MADRES PARALELAS (SPAIN) | 25th April, Mermaid Arts Centre

MADRES PARALELAS (Parallel Mothers) is directed by Pedro Almoldovar and stars Penelope Cruz. Two new single mothers, one older and one an adolescent, meet in hospital and form a strong bond. Their fates will be intertwined in ways they can't forsee. Parallel Mothers has been nominated for two Oscars: Penelope Cruz for Best Actress in a Leading Role; and Alberto Iglesias for Best Original Score.

Mermaid Arts Centre is a member of access>CINEMA network.

FLEE | 11th April, Mermaid Arts Centre

FLEE is an animated documentary directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen that has been nominated for Best International Film; Best Animated Feature; and Best Documentary Feature in the 2022 Oscars. FLEE tells the true story about a man's need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time, he is sharing his story with his close friend. Mermaid Arts Centre is a member of access>CINEMA network.

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