MEDIA Films on Irish Screens November 2018
01 November 2018

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens November 2018

L'ATELIER | FRANCE | 16 NOVEMBER

 

Directed by Laurent Cantet, L'Atelier (The Workshop) was screened in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. A teenager, Antoine, attends a summer writing workshop and begins writing a crime thriller under the tutelage of celebrated novelist, Olivia Dejazet. Olivia is gradually captivated by Antoine’s writing but upset by his increasingly aggressive behaviour. Antoine's writing becomes more disturbing in its depiction of a mass murderer whose racist and right-wing leanings Antoine seems to share. Olivia is at once alarmed and fascinated by her student... 

COLD WAR / ZIMNA WOJNA | POLAND, UK, FRANCE | STILL SHOWING 

 

Zimna Wojna / Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski is set in the ruins of post-war Poland. Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall deeply and destructively in love. As musicians forced to engane with the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the West. One day they find a chance to make a break for Paris but they both make a split second decision that will mark their lives forever. As the years march on, Wiktor and Zula watch the world changing around them, always struggling to find their moment in time.

Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawlikowski melds the personal with the political to exquisite effect. Set to a soundtrack that takes you from the rustic folk songs of rural Poland to the sultry jazz of a Paris basement bar, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent and an ill-fated love. The film has received a total of €171,839 in MEDIA Development and Distribution funding. 

DOGMAN | ITALY, FRANCE | STILL SHOWING

 
The latest film from director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), inspired by a true story, is a hard-hitting dark comedy exploring toxic relationships between petty gangsters in a rundown area of Rome. Mild-mannered Marcello (Marcello Fonte) spends his days grooming dogs and looking after his beloved daughter. A small-time coke dealer on the side, Marcello is bullied by his best customer, Simoncino, a former boxer and resident bully. Marcello goes along with Simoncino's exploits until a double-crossing prompts an ugly act of vengeance. Dogmancompeted for the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2018 and Marcello Fonte won the award for Best Actor. The film has been selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2019 Academy Awards.  Supported by MEDIA Distribution award of €360,000.  
 

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