MEDIA Film News April 2021
13 April 2021

MEDIA Film News April 2021

A SEASON OF CLASSIC FILMS

The Irish Film Institute will release the digitised Irish film, She Didn't Say No, on the IFI Player, free-to-view worldwide on the IFI Player from Thursday, April 15th for one week. Adapted from Una Troy's novel We Are Seven which is based on the true story of Moll McCarthy. The film follows the lives of the Bridget Monaghan and her six children in the town of Doon, Co. Waterford. 
 
The film will be presented alongside an introduction from Head of IFI Irish Film Archive, Kasandra O'Connell, plus a post-screening conversation with Ann Butler contextualising the real life story behind protagonist Bridget Monahan and the original censorship of this controversial film. 
 
The digitisation and release of the film is supported by A Season of Classic Films, an initiative by the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE) supported by Creative Europe. The programme offers free access to European archival films to acquaint the public, younger viewers in particular, with cinema history and the preservation of film heritage.
 
 

THE WINTER LAKE | STREAMING NOW ON PLATFORMS IN IRELAND & UK 

With nowhere else to go, Tom and his mother, Elaine, return to her childhood home in Ireland. While exploring, Tom makes a disturbing discovery in the nearby seasonal lake that forces him into a troubling personal dilemma. After meeting the father (McElhatton) and daughter (Mackey), from the neighbouring farm, their complex web of secrets and lies are revealed to pull Tom and Elaine into a violent confrontation with the darkest parts of human nature. 

The Winter Lake is written by David Turpin and directed by Phil Sheerin. Starring Emma Mackey, Anson Boon and Mark McKenna. Supported by MEDIA Single Project Development funding awarded to Tailored Films.

 

IRISH ONLINE VOD PLATFORMS ALIGNED WITH EUROPE CINEMAS

  • IFI@Home - now showing Irish MEDIA supported films that include THE RACER, THE WINTER LAKE, KATIE as well as many European indie titles like THE PAINTED BIRD, LA HAINE, and A WHITE, WHITE DAY.  
  • IFI International streaming service, is a new platform that allows partner Irish film festivals to bring the very best of Irish cinema to audiences worldwide.
  • Volta VOD - a great selection of independent films including MEDIA supported titles SEA FEVER, VIVA, THE SECRET OF KELLS, BLACK 47 and more. 

While we wait for Irish cinemas to open, have a look at this lovely short commissioned by access>CINEMA as part of their GREAT CINEMA DESERVES GREAT AUDIENCES campaign.