MEDIA Film News August 2021
04 August 2021

MEDIA Film News August 2021

We highlight a selection of MEDIA supported films screening this month across Ireland in cinemas and online. We also highlight independent cinemas and cinema clubs that are part of the Creative Europe supported Europa Cinemas network. 

In Irish Cinemas This Month


In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers, and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy. Wolfwalkers is the fourth animated feature from Cartoon Saloon to be supported by Creative Europe Slate Development Funding



Academy Award and BAFTA winning drama from Thomas Vinterberg, starring Mads Mikkelsen. Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences. 



The IFI Family Festival 27th - 29th August offers three days of fun and film for ages 4-12 with socially-distant seating and child-friendly precautions. Enjoy some of the best new films from around the world on the big screen. With help from RTÉ Home School Hub’s Emer and Ray, they will also have a mix of virtual and live activities. AINBO Spirt of the Amazon (5+) screens Friday 27th August, 5.30pm. 


THE FATHER | Draíocht in association with Access Cinema

Cinema Clubs aligned with Access Cinema are starting to re-open! Draíocht, Blanchardstown will welcome back cinema audiences from September with two Oscar winners - Nomadland (24th Sep) and The Father (22nd Oct) which was supported by Creative Europe MEDIA. 

Online Platforms


When Martin falls in love with wealthy and well educated Elena, he is caught between his dreams of rising above his humble origins to become a writer, his love for the woman he hopes to marry and his political reawakening that leads to conflicts with her bourgeois family. Director: Pietro Marcello Writers: Jack London, Maurizio Braucci Stars: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato. 


Triskel Arts Centre, in partnership with Eclipse Pictures and Modern Films, presents the opportunity to rent Groundswell online until 31st August. Activist and filmmaker Johnny Gogan’s Groundswell provides a uniquely personal insight into how Ireland banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and how Northern Ireland still faces the prospect.


The Winter Lake is an Irish film 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. 

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.