loving vincent, (UK, Poland) 13 october
Loving Vincent is the world's first hand-painted oil animation film about the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman and produced by BreakThru Films, Poland and Trademark Films, UK.
In 1891, a year after van Gogh kills himself aged of 37, an amateur detective (Douglas Booth) talks to many of van Gogh’s subjects, including Marguerite Gachet (Saoirse Ronan) and postman Joseph Roulin (Chris O'Dowd).
The most remarkable thing about this film is that every frame has been hand-painted in van Gogh’s style, making Loving Vincent the world’s first fully painted feature film. The character portraits were posed for by a slew of famous actors including Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory. The film was suported both at the development and distribution stage through Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme.
return to montauk (Germany, france, ireland) 06 october
ACCEPTABLE RISK TV SERIES | RTE1 | 6 Episodes
Acceptable Risk is a six part drama series from Soho Moon Pictures who included the project in their 2012 MEDIA Slate Funding Application. The series started on RTE1 on 24 September and you can watch the first two episodes here on the RTE Player.
Set in Dublin and Montreal, the story opens with a multinational executive being found shot and dumped in the middle of Montreal while on a business trip. His wife Sarah Manning (Elaine Cassidy) is devastated by the death of her husband. Investigating Detective Sergeant, Emer Byrne (Angeline Ball), is convinced it's not a straightforward case and that Sarah is not as innocent as she seems.
Acceptable Risk is produced for RTÉ by James Mitchell of Soho Moon Pictures(Croupier) and by Siobhán Bourke and Kathryn Lennon of Saffron Pictures(Whistleblower) and is co-production with Canadian producer Facet4.
i am not a witch (zambia/uk) 20 october
This debut film from Welsh-Zambian director, Rungano Nyoni, was shown in the Directors’ Fortnight showcase at Cannes this year. Shula is a young Zambian girl who is denounced as a witch by villagers and exiled to a witch camp with mostly elderly women. While people try to use Shula's 'gifts' as a way of making money, Shula herself isn't impressed by the camp or her expoiters and decides to ignite a rebellion within the witch camp.
I Am Not a Witch is a modern satire which explores how the idea of witchcraft used to ostracise women. The film received funding through HBF+Europe, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe.
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