MEDIA Film News January 2022
10 January 2022

MEDIA Film News January 2022

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 include:

Since 20th December 2021, new Covid regulations require cinemas to operate at 50% capacity and all patrons must show their Covid vaccine certificates. 

TITANE | FRANCE, BELGIUM | IFI, TRISKEL, LIGHTHOUSE, PALÁS

Titane directed by Julia Ducournau is a body horror thriller starring Agathe Rousselle. A young man with a bruised face is discovered in an airport. He claims his name to be Adrien Legrand, a child who disappeared ten years before. After Adrien is reunited with his father, gruesome murders start to happen in the region. The film was supported in development by MEDIA.

 

LAMB | ICELAND, SWEDEN, POLAND | TRISKEL, CORK 12 - 16 January

Winner of Best Visual Effects at the 2021 European Film Awards, LAMB is a horror drama set in Iceland. a childless couple, Maria and Ingvar (Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snær Guðnason), are suddenly childless no more, but that’s just the beginning of their problems. With the arrival of Ingvar’s deadbeat brother, questioning their new situation, they have to fight for what apparently makes them happy.
 
 

NOWHERE SPECIAL | ITALY, UK, ROMANIA | VOLTA VOD

Directed by Uberto Pasolini and set in Northern Ireland.  John, a window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his 4-year-old son Michael. When John finds out that he is dying, he spends all his time looking for a new and perfect family to adopt Michael while trying to protect his child from reality. Supported by MEDIA film distribution funding. 

 

120 BPM | Volta VOD, BEST OF LGBTQ CINEMA

From Volta's collection BEST OF LGBTQ CINEMA, we highlight Robin Campillo's 120 Beats Per Minute which was supported by MEDIA distribution when it released in 2018. Based on director Robin Campillo’s own experiences, this is a film about life, death, passion, tragedy and the will to survive. It follows the ACT UP campaign of agitation against a pharmaceutical company that refuses to reveal its findings on potentially effective new drugs. Against this backdrop, the HIV-positive Sean, one of the group’s founders, begins a tentative romance with gentle newcomer Nathan, who has tested negative for the virus.