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LES MISERABLES | FRANCE | ON RELEASE NOW
Directed by Ladj Ly, LES MISERABLES was inspired by the 2005 Paris riots. Set just after the France’s 2018 World Cup victory, the film explores the tensions between communties, police and warring factions in Montfermeil, the Paris district immortalised in Victor Hugo’s novel. Check out the cinema listings on the Movie Voyage website here for details of Irish cinemas or online platforms screening the film (also see below for more on Movie Voyage).
A WHITE, WHITE DAY | ICELAND | ON RELEASE NOW
A White, White Day (HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR) is a psychological thriller set in a remote Icelandic town. Ingimundur (Ingvar Sigurðsson), an off-duty police chief, suspects a local man had an affair with his late wife. His obsession for finding out the truth begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. Available on IFI Home to rent now.
PINOCCHIO | ITALY, FRANCE, UK | ON RELEASE NOW
A faithful adaptation of the famous story of the wooden puppet by by Matteo Garrone starring Roberto Benigni, Federico Ielapi, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini, Marine Vacth, and Gigi Proietti. A wooden boy is brought to life by the wish of a poor, lonely woodcarver. Like any child, Pinocchio is curious about the world and learns by trial and error. The film's distribution was supported MEDIA funding.
LA HAINE | FRANCE | ANNIVERSAY RE-RELEASE, IFI DUBLIN
One of the most important French films of the last decades, Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE has been re-released to mark its twenty fifth anniversary. Set in the aftermath of a riot, three friends – Vinz (Vincent Cassell), Hubert (Hubert Koundè) and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui) – trapped by their economic, ethnic and community circumstances, navigate their way through escalating urban discontent. With tensions still high and the threat of violence ever-present, the trio drift towards an increasingly dangerous destiny. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine is bautifully shot in black and white by Pierre Aïm, this mid-1990s landmark film, supported by MEDIA, remains as fresh and relevant 25 years on from its original release. Screening in the IFI Dublin.
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.
In celebration of Culture Night, Volta are offering a free Irish film from a choice of seven all this week until the 20th September. Go the Volta website here and use the code CULTURE20 to enjoy one of these Irish gems on them.
Many of the affiliated film clubs have re-opened with new safety measures. Check out their members here to find a film club near you.
MOVIE VOYAGE - FIND EUROPEAN FILMS IN CINEMAS OR ONLINE
usheru successfully launched the Movie Voyage platform in 2020. On the Movie Voyage website you can find where to watch any European film - in cinemas, on a streaming platform, at a festival - in any European country. Read more about Movie Voyage here.