Two Irish films which received Creative Europe MEDIA funding have been selected to compete in Tribeca Film Festival 2017 in New York. The Farthest and Pilgrimage are two of three Irish films selected for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, taking place from 19-30 April in New York. The two MEDIA funded films are The Farthest and Pilgrimage.
The Farthest is a documentary written and directed by Emer Reynolds and produced by Crossing The Line Productions which included the project in their successful 2014 Slate Project Development Funding application. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. This documentary celebrates the men and women who built the spaceship and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.
The Farthest won the Audience Award at the Dublin International Film Festival and was also award Best Irish documentary and the George Byrne Maverick Award at the Dublin Film Critics Circle awards this February.
Directed by Brendan Muldowney, Pilgrimage is a medieval drama set in Ireland in 1209. A group of monks set out on a pilgrimage across an Ireland that is in grip of tribal warfare and suffering the expansion of Norman invaders. Escorting a holy relic to Rome, the group's progress is seen through the eyes of a young novice and a mute lay-brother with a violent past.
The cast features Tom Holland (Spider Man) as the novice monk and Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) as a knight. Irish actors include John Lynch, Hugh O’Conor and Ruaidhri Conroy. Pilgrimage received Single Project Development Funding. The film will feature alongside Irish MEDIA funded documentary, The Farthest, at Tribeca Film Festival Viewpoint category.
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