MEDIA Films on Irish Screens February 2019
01 February 2019

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens February 2019

Mektoub, My Love | 15 February


A romantic drama from Abdellatif Kechiche, director of Blue Is the Warmest Colour.  Amin, a young screenwriter returns from Paris to his home town, a touristy fishing village where his parents run a Tunisian restaurant. Armed with his camera, Amin gathers inspiration for his screenplays while his cousin chases girls on holdiays. When it comes to love, for Amin only Mektoub (‘destiny’ in Arabic) can decide. This French/Italian co-production was supported by Creative Europe through the Automatic distribution scheme. 


Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis, The Favourite is a darkly comic historical drama. Featuring an incredible performance by Olivia Coleman as Queen Anne - a woman in perpetual pain who leans on her close female companions to help her deal with her duties and appetites. Funny, bawdy and tragic, it also features great parts for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as they vy for the attentions of the Queen. Shot using only natural daylight and candlelight, this film is also a feast for the eyes with gorgeous costumes and sumptuous sets. 

Congratulations to Element Pictures on their 10 Nominations for The Favourite in the 2019 Oscars! The project received €50,000 MEDIA Single Project development funding as far back as 2003.


Based on the life of the French author, Colette who escapes provincial life by marrying an older writer and moving to Paris. Collette (Kiera Knightley) wrties a series of successful books - the Claudine series - but they are published under her husband's name (Dominic West). Her husband tries to keep her authorship a secret as their marriage implodes and his manipulations increase. Colette learns to fight for herself and begins a journey of liberation in a new modern world.  


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.  Keep an eye out for ACCESS>CINEMA clubs screening The Good Wife starring Glenn Close who was nominated for Best Actress Oscar for her performance. The Good Wife is also a MEDIA supported film. 

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


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 funded films, animations, and TV programmes on our Current Projects page.