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 5 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 Actress; Best 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
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.
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ONLINE STREAMING OF IRISH AND EUROPEAN FILMS ON VOLTA
VOLTA VOD: The 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.