MEDIA Films on Irish Screens July 2019
03 July 2019

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens July 2019

METAL HEART | IRELAND | 28 JUNE

Metal Heart is a comedy written by Paul Murray and directed by Hugh O'Conor. The film stars Jordanne Jones, Leah McNamara, Moe Dunford, Seán Doyle, and Alan Heffernan. A coming of age comedy drama about twins who suffer extreme sibling rivalry which reaches new heights when a new boy moves in next door to them. Developed with the help of Creative Europe Slate Development Funding. 
 
 

VITA AND VIRGINIA | UK, IRELAND | 5TH JULY

Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini and Gemma Arterton star in the period drama, Vita & Virginia, based on the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. Vita and Virginia details the intimate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) and her muse, the novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). Drawing on their passionate correspondence, the film celebrates the unconventional and intoxicating relationship which flourished within the Bloomsbury Set, provoking the ire of their husbands and Vita’s overbearing mother (Isabella Rossellini). Shot on location in Ireland, the film is an Irish/UK co-production with Katie Holly of Dublin’s Blinder Films producing alongside Evangelo Kioussis for Mirror Productions. The film received Automatic Distribution support for its release in Austria, Germany and France. 
 
 

NEVER LOOK AWAY | GERMANY | 5TH JULY

A new film from The Lives of Others director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago... Nominated for Best Foreign Feature and Best Cinematography at the 2019 Academy Awards, the film received Automatic Distribution support for its release in Portugal.
 
 

NEVER GROW OLD | IRELAND | 14TH JULY | GALWAY FILM FLEADH

Produced by Irish company, Rippleworld, Never Grow Old, is an old-fashioned Western starring Emilie Hirsch and John Cusack that is the Closing Night Gala film at Galway Film Fleadh 2019. 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.  After the screening on 14th July in Galway there will be a Q+A with cast and crew. 

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.