MEDIA Films & TV on Irish Screens November 2020
03 November 2020

MEDIA Films & TV on Irish Screens November 2020

*CINEMAS AND CINEMA CLUBS ARE SUBJECT TO LOCAL COVID RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES. PLEASE CHECK LOCAL CINEMA LISTINGS FOR UPDATES* 

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 first of the six episodes of Dead Still was broadcast on RTE1 on Sunday 1st November, 9.30pm. You can catch up on Dead Still episodes on the RTE Player

 

CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | 8-15 NOVEMBER ONLINE

Cork International Film Festival is an international celebration of cinema, running annually for eight days in November. Watch award-winning films from the international film festival circuit, new discoveries and cinema classics are selected by their experienced curatorial team, to be premiered online via the Festival Digital Platform, available to viewers nationwide

Browse the CIFF 2020 programme here. Some of the MEDIA supported films screening at CIFF include: The Racer (Ireland; Yalda (France); My Brother Chases Dinosaurs; Druk (Denmark; Sweden; The Castle (Lithuania & Ireland); Games People Play (Finland); Undine (Germany; France). Cork International Film Festival is supported by Creative Europe's Film Festival funding for the 3rd year running.

THE RACER | IRELAND | CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | 08 NOV

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. Available from 8th November here.

 

WOLFWALKERS | CORK FILM FESTIVAL | 15 NOVEMBER

WOLFWALKERS screens at Cork International Film Festival on Sunday 15th November at 3pm, ahead of its Irish theatrical release. Wildcard Distribution (Ireland) released Wolfwalkers in UK cinemas on 26th October, 2020. Coming to Irish cinemas as soon as Covid restictions are eased. Wolfwalkers is the fourth animated feaure from Cartoon Saloon to be supported by Creative Europe Slate Development Funding. 

 

ROSE PLAYS JULIE | FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL | FROM 29TH NOVEMBER

Rose Plays Julie, is written and directed by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor. The story of a young woman searching for her biological mother set against a backdrop of misogyny, revenge and longing. Rose undertakes a journey that leads her to revelations that are both devastating and dangerous. Starring Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen, the film was supported by MEDIA Slate Funding awarded to Samson Films. Rose Plays Julie will be the closing film at the Foyle Film Festival on 29th November, at 8pm. The UK and Irish release is planned for Spring 2021 depending on Covid regulations around cinemas. 
 
 

YALDA | CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | 09 NOV

Directed by Massoud Bakhshi and set in modern Iran. Maryam (22) accidentally kills her husband Nasser (65) and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona, Nasser's daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. But forgiveness proves difficult when they are forced to relive the past... Available from 9th Nov here
 
 

METAL HEART | STREAMING NOW ON IFI HOME

Metal Heart produced by Treasure Entertainment received Slate Development funding in 2015. Metal Heart is a teen comedy written by Paul Murray (Skippy Dies) and directed by Hugh O'Conor. It's aailable to watch on IFI Home here

IFI@Home is the Irish Film Institute’s online streaming library, exclusive to Irish audiences. Their handpicked, thematically selected collections stretch from far flung corners of the world, to rarely seen Irish gems and will include unique film festival programmes.

IFI French Film Festival 2020 | 16 - 27 November on IFI Home

The IFI French Film Festival runs online from 11th to 22nd November on IFI@Home. The programme features 23 French films, documentaries and animations plus a retrospective on Jean Gremillion. Pre-order now!

La Daronne (Mama Weed) stars Isabelle Huppert as a French-Arabic police translator who turns to the other side of the law. The film was supported by MEDIA's Distribution scheme.  

 

THE LIGHTHOUSE DUBLIN / PALÁS GALWAY / VOLTA

While both sister cinemas, Lighthouse Dublin and Palás Galway are currently closed due to Covid restrictions, you can continue to support them by becoming a member or by supporting their online platform, Volta

Some of the MEDIA supported films streaming on Volta include - Rams (Iceland); The Truth (France); Sea Fever (Ireland); and Amanda (France). 

 

NATIONWIDE ACCESS>CINEMA CLUBS

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. Check out their members here to find a film club near you.

While film clubs are currently close due to Covid restrictions, access>CINEMA does have an online cinema facility via some of its members where possible - see here for updates. access>CINEMA partnered with Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival to present online shorts and resources for Little Film Fans. Features weekly updates of selected shorts and resources from the Discovery Film Festival.