MEDIA Films on Irish Screens in January 2019
03 January 2019

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens in January 2019

THE FAVOURITE | 01 JANUARY 2019 

 

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. 

The Favourite is winning awards and nominations everywhere it goes! Following the film's 10 BIFA awards, Element Pictures’ production The Favourite continues on its award path with Golden Globe nominations including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and a Best Actress nomination for Olivia Colman in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress noms for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. 

The film has also achieved 14 nominations in the Critics’ Choice awards! Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Director; Best Original Screenplay; Best ActressBest Comedy Actress for Colman, Best Supporting Actress for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and Best Ensemble Cast. This puts The Favourite in the lead as a major Oscar contender!

COLETTE | 11 JANUARY 

 
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.  
 

BERGMAN - A YEAR IN A LIFE | 25 JANUARY 

 

Jane Magnusson's documentary looks at the darker side of one of the most famous directors in world cinema. Focusing on 1957, a landmark year in which Bergman directed two films and four plays, Magnusson explores Bergman's films and his turbulent personal life. Using previously unseen archive material, contemporary interviews and lips from Ingmar Bergman’s vast body of work, this is an unflinching documentary on the director and his work.

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

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

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 funded films, animations, and TV programmes in our 2018 round-up here