MEDIA Films on Irish Screens April 2018
03 April 2018

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens April 2018

120 beats Per minute | 06 april

Winner of six César Awards and the Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the film explores the lives of AIDS activists in early 90s Paris. As the AIDS epidemic tears through their community, the members of ACT UP Paris are fighting for survival. While they battle against governmental apathy, pharmaceutical greed and public ignorance, they also go out partying, debate politics and, occasionally, fall in love. One day, as outspoken radical Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) strikes up a conversation with shy newcomer Nathan (Arnaud Valois), they have no idea that their lives are about to change forever.

Based on director Robin Campillo’s own experiences, this emotional drama balances powerful themes of social justice with euphoric moments. Urgent and affecting, it’s a film about life, death, passion, tragedy – and, above all, the will to survive. This film is supported by MEDIA Distribution Funding.  The film follows the grassroots 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.

Join Act Up Dublin for a special screening of 120 Beats per Minute in partnership with the IFI on Saturday 7th April. More information available here


Custody (Jusqu’à la Garde) | 13 april

When his parents separate, a bitter custody battle results in 11-year-old Julien being shuttled between his fearful mother and abusive father, who uses the boy as a pawn to manipulate his ex-wife. Directed by Xavier Legrand, this is a naturalistic and hard-hitting family drama. Supported by MEDIA at distribution stage.  

Redoubtable (Le Redoutable) | 27 april

It's Paris in 1967 and Jean-Luc Godard is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, who is 20 years his junior. When La Chinoise is released, the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc amplified by the revolutionary events of May 1968. Accused of being a sell-out, Godard turns his back on the established French film industry and dedicates himself to making subversive cinema no matter what the cost to his relationships. Academy Award® winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) delivers a stylish pastiche in homage to Godard. 


access<CINEMA: Via its national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations, access>CINEMA screens the best of European films across Ireland in 80 venues and film clubs such as Solstice Arts Centre, NavanSource Arts Centre, Thurles; the Galway Film Society, Townhall Theatre; Carlow Visual CentreCork Cine Club; and The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

If you would like to know more about how to affiliate a film club to access<CINEMA you can find out more here


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You can read more about Irish funded films, animations, documentaries, and TV programmes here on our Current Projects page.