MEDIA Films on Irish Screens July 2020
01 July 2020

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens July 2020

Great news as Irish cinemas begin to re-open from this week! Check out the latest news about Irish cinema releases here on Movies.ie. You can now go to see two Irish MEDIA films in cinemas - SEA FEVER and VIVARIUM - which had been due to screen months ago. 

SEA FEVER | IRELAND | ON RELEASE FROM 29 JUNE 

Sea Fever written and directed by Neasa Hardiman has been receiving acclaim internatioanlly. The crew aboard a West of Ireland fishing trawler marooned at sea fall victim to a gradually spreading parasite in their water supply. Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last JediMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) stars as Siobhan, a young marine biology student who boards a trawler run by a couple played by Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984; Gladiator) and Dougray Scott. When the ship hits an unseen object, a mysterious bioluminescent force infiltrates the vessel, and the crew begins a fight for survival while marooned at sea. Supported by MEDIA Single Project funding awarded to Fantastic Films. 

 

VIVARIUM | IRELAND | ON RELEASE FROM 29 JUNE 

Imogen Poots (I Kill Giants) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) star in this sci-fi thriller directed by Lorcan Finnegan and written by Garret Shanley with Lorcan Finnegan. The story sees a young couple in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple becomes trapped in a maze of identical houses and are forced to raise an otherworldly child. Fantastic Films received €50,000 from MEDIA's Single Project funding scheme in 2014 to develop Vivarium. 

 

IRISH MEDIA FILMS AT GALWAY FILM FLEADH

Check out the programme for the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh online here. There are two Irish films screening which received Creative Europe MEDIA development support: ROSE PLAYS JULIE and THE WINTER LAKE.  

ROSE PLAYS JULIE | Available 9th July GFF

The online screening will be followed by Q + A with cast and crew. Rose Plays Julie is an intense, edge-of-your-seat story of revenge centering on a young woman searching for her biological mother. Addressing a deep longing, Rose undertakes a journey that leads her to revelations that are both devastating and dangerous. Supported by Slate Development Funding awarded to Samson Films. 
 
 

THE WINTER LAKE | AVAILABLE 10 JULY GFF

Online screening will be followed by Q + A with Cast and Crew.  With nowhere else to go, Tom (Boon) and his mother, Elaine (Murphy), return to her childhood home in Ireland. While exploring, Tom makes a disturbing discovery in the nearby seasonal lake that forces him into a troubling personal dilemma. After meeting the father (McElhatton) and daughter (Mackey), from the neighbouring farm, their complex web of secrets and lies are revealed to pull Tom and Elaine into a violent confrontation with the darkest parts of human nature. Supported by MEDIA Single Project funding awarded to Tailored Films.

VIEW IT ON VOLTA | WATCH VOLTA COLLECTIONS FREE

VOLTA in association with Screen Ireland are gifting thousands of rental codes from a diverse range of independent Irish films to audiences from the VIEW IT ON VOLTA film collection. Starting from 1st July, over eights weeks Volta will reveal a new Irish film collection and a viewing code every Wednesday. They will drawing from their extensive collection of independent Irish film, the widest collection of Irish film available to rent online. Curated by programmer Charlene Lydon, the collections will include films spanning three decades and showcase the exciting evolution of Irish film from the early days of the Irish Film Board all the way up to Ireland's current crop of talented filmmakers.

Their first collections DEBUTS includes three Irish films that were supported by MEDIA funding - A Date for Mad Mary; The Guard; and The Secret of Kells. Simply sign up to Volta, browse the collection, choose your film and use promo code DEBUTS123 at the checkout to watch a film. 

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. They have received MEDIA funding through the Distribution Selective scheme

See online offers for access>CINEMA club members! Their Irish cinema clubs have some special offers for their members. Curzon are offering access>CINEMA member sites and their audiences a 15% introductory discount on the Curzon Home Cinema online platform. MUBI are offering access>CINEMA member sites 90-day free access to their online platform for them and their audiences. Contact contact info@accesscinema for more details.