MEDIA Film News October 2021
12 October 2021

MEDIA Film News October 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 which includes the IFI, Dublin; Palás Cinema, Galway; Triskel Cinema, Cork; Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin; and Access Cinema clubs nationwide. 

MY LITTLE SISTER | SWITZERLAND | IFI DUBLIN

Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger star as inseparable twins in this family drama set in Berlin’s elite theatrical circles. Playwright Lisa (Hoss) has given up writing to support her husband’s career. Her twin brother, Sven (Eidinger), who’s a famous theatre actor, remains in Berlin. When Sven is diagnosed with leukemia, Lisa refuses to accept Sven’s prognosis and knows that in order for him to live he must return to the stage, where he feels truly alive. Neglecting everything she once held important, Lisa devotes herself to her brother, and finds a route to her own calling. Hoss and Eidinger give beautiful, emotional performances in this moving film about creativity and filial love. 

 

THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN | FR, GER, Belgium, Sweden | IFI

Academy Award® Nominee for Best International Feature Film. Sam Ali leaves Syria for Lebanon to escape the war. In an art gallery in Lebabon he is approached by a famous tattoo artist who propoes a plan to tattoo a Schengen visa on Sam's back in order to turn his body into a piece of art that can be 'shipped' to Brussels. Supported by Eurimages.
 
 
 

NO WHERE 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. 

 

ANOTHER ROUND (DRUK) | Denmark, Sweden | IFI Home

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. 

 

SUPERNOVA | UK | IFI HOME

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. Also showing in IFI Dublin. 

 

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 2021 | Access>CINEMA

The Japanese Film Festival is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan, access>CINEMA and the Ireland Japan Association. Triskel Cork, a Europa Cinema member, is one of the venues for this year’s festival. Visit www.jff.ie for information on all screenings and venues.

A huge hit in Japan, BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES was shot on an iPhone in just a handful of locations. The first feature film produced and starring Kyoto-based theatre troupe Europe Kikaku.