MEDIA Films & TV on Irish Screens December 2020
01 December 2020

MEDIA Films & TV on Irish Screens December 2020

Irish cinemas re-open this week! Please check local cinemas for their Covid safety guidelines.   

WOLFWALKERS | 04 DECEMBER | previews from 1st December

In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers, and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy. 

Wolfwalkers is the fourth animated feature from Cartoon Saloon to be supported by Creative Europe Slate Development Funding.  Screening in Irish Film Institute, and nationwide. 

 

TWO BY TWO: OVERBOARD! | 04 DECEMBER

Two by Two: Overboard! features a large Irish cast including the voices of Dermot Magennis, Luke Griffin, Brendan Mc Donald, and more. Directed by Moe Honan of Moetion Films with co-producing partners Ulysses Films and Fabrique d’Images. Two by Two: Overboard! topped the UK box office, taking in €1 million in its first two weeks of release. 

 

THE RACER | FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER

The Racer directed by Kieron J. Walsh, and written by Walsh and Ciaran Cassidy, is set in summer 1998. Late-career cyclist Dom Chabol (Louis Talpe) has been one of the best support riders on the Tour de France for 20 years but harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey before his career is over. Produced by Ireland’s Blinder Films, who received MEDIA Single Project Funding in 2011, in co-production with Calach Films of Luxembourg and US company Caviar.

 

DEAD STILL | TV SERIES | RTE 1 SUNDAYS 9.30PM

Dead Still is a period drama and murder mystery set in Victorian Dublin starring Michael Smiley, Norma Sheahan, Eileen O’Higgins, Aidan O’Hare and Kerr Logan. Produced by Irish company Deadpan Pictures with Toronto-based Shaftesbury co-producing alongside ZDF Enterprises. Dead Still screened on Acorn TV in the United States as an Acorn TV Original. 

The final episode airs on RTE1 on Sunday 5th December at 9.30pm. Catch up on all the Dead Still episodes on the RTE Player

 

THE TRAITOR | IFI HOME ONLINE

IFI@Home is the sister site of the IFI Player where audiences around the world can enjoy free access to film materials preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive. 
 
The Traitor tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980s, war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Buscetta flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are settled and Buscetta watches from afar as members of his family are are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the vow he made to the Cosa Nostra. Rent The Traitor from IFI Home here
 
The film was supported by MEDIA grants of over €700,000 for development and distribution. IFI is a member of Europa Cinemas which is supported by MEDIA. 
 
 

VOLTA ONLINE

VOLTA VOD 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 current films, many of which have been supported by Creative Europe, including The Truth; A White, White Day; Vivarium; Sea Fever; and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Volta is a member of Europa Cinemas which is supported by MEDIA. 

 

NATIONWIDE ACCESS>CINEMA CLUBS

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. Check out their members here to find a film club near you and to check their re-opening listings and guidance. acess>CINEMA are also a member of Europa Cinemas.  

TRISKEL ARTS CENTRE, CORK

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork will resume their Cinema screenings at the venue from 10th December, and their annual tradition of Christmas Films will screen from 17th December. See here for more information on their screenings. Triskel Arts Centre is a member of Europa Cinemas.