MEDIA Film News July 2021
12 July 2021

MEDIA Film News July 2021

Irish cinemas are open again and welcome back to Palás Cinema, Galway! It will re-open on Friday 15th July just in time for the return of Galway Film Fleadh which runs from 20 to 25th July both online and in person.  


The Galway Film Fleadh is back with a fantastic schedule of films and events on the big screen, outdoors, and online. In-person screenings will take place in the heart of Galway city and for those who can’t travel, the festival will once again stream their new programme of films via their website.

The Fleadh will open with the European Premiere of Here Before, a psychological thriller set in Northern Ireland, starring Andrea Riseborough as a bereaved mother whose new neighbours stir up uncomfortable feelings of grief. Here Before is the feature debut of television writer and Belfast filmmaker Stacey Gregg. 

The Closing Night Film will be the World Premiere of Untold Secrets, a new documentary that gives voice to the survivors of Irish Mother & Baby Homes, in particular the testimony of one survivor, Anne Silke, who was fostered out of the Bon Secours Mother & Baby Home in Tuam. Check out the films, documentaries, animations and short films in the full programme here.

MEDIA Films on General Release in Ireland


A film by Zaida Bergroth. In the midst of artistic struggles and an unconventional life, Finnish artist and writer Tove Jansson found worldwide success from an unexpected side project, the creation of the beloved world of the Moomins. TOVE explores Jansson's turbulent search for identity, desire and freedom.



Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.  Directed by Filippo Meneghetti. Starring Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier Distributed in Ireland by Creative Europe funding awarded to AccessCinema.


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. 



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. 



Direced by Harry MacQueen. Starring Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Lori Campbell. Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, travel across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.