MEDIA Films on Irish Screens August 2019
06 August 2019

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens August 2019

Transit | Germany | 16 August 

Based on a novel by Anna Seghers and directed by Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara), Tranist, is a story of love, exile and a longing for a place to call home. Fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg escapes to Marseille assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. With nowhere to turn, he is confined to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie who is desperate to find her missing husband. The film has been supported by Creative Europe through the Selective Distribution scheme with a grant awarded to Curzon Film World for its release in 29 countries across Europe. 

 

NEVER GROW OLD | IRELAND |  23 AUGUST

Produced by Irish company, RippleworldNever Grow Old, is an old-fashioned Western starring Emile Hirsch, John Cusack and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. Shot in Connemara and set during the California Trail 1849 gold rush, the story centres around an Irish carpenter and undertaker who lives with his young family on the outskirts of a small frontier town. It’s a tough but peaceful place until outlaw Dutch Gold and his gang take over, killing anyone who stands up to them. Supported by Creative Europe Single Project development funding awarded in 2008.
 
 

PAIN AND GLORY | SPAIN | 23 AUGUST

Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory, is a semi-autobiographical film about an ageing director whose physical ailments and creative block have led him to retreat from the world. Antonio Banderas stars as the director, Salvador Mallo, whose insular life is shaken up when he  reunites with an actor from his past and embarks on a wild new chapter of his life. Via flashbacks and present-day encounters, we revisit Mallo's relationships and early loves. The film features an ensemble cast with Penélope Cruz featuring in flashbacks as the director's mother. Pain and Glory was supported by Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme. 

 

NATIONWIDE SCREENINGS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA IN ACCESS>CINEMA CLUBS

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

ONLINE STREAMING OF IRISH AND EUROPEAN FILMS ON VOLTA

VOLTA VODThe first independent Irish video on demand platform that gives cinema lovers the opportunity to watch films online in the comfort of their home. Volta has a wide selection of Irish films and a wonderfully curated selection of European and international independent feature films and documentaries. Check out their collections of films, many of which have been supported by Creative Europe funding.

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