MEDIA Film News August 2022
MEDIA supported films screening this month across Ireland in cinemas and online.
MEDIA supported films screening this month across Ireland in cinemas and online. We also highlight films showing in independent cinemas and cinema clubs that are part of the Europa Cinemas network. The Irish members of Europa Cinemas include:
Irish Film Institute | Family Festival 26-28 August 2022
IFI Family Festival celebrates its 12th year with some of the best international family films and new Irish animations. Highlights include stop motion feature Oink, a Dutch-Belgian animation in which 9-year-old vegetarian Babs gets a birthday piglet from her long-lost grandfather. From Germany, Laura’s Star is a live action adaptation, in which a young girl finds friendship in the big city from a wandering lonely star. Last Film Show is a tribute to cinema from India, through the eyes of 9-year-old Samay. Other highlights include Panda! Go Panda! based on a concept by Hayao Miyazaki, our popular short film programmes, artist workshops and more.
Triskel Arts Centre | Wim Wenders Retrospective Aug to Sep
KINO DREAMS The Reveries of Wim Wenders is the first UK/Irish retrospective of Wenders’ films in 15 years and the first chance for UK/Irish audiences to experience the new restorations of Wings of Desire, The American Friend, Kings of The Road and MEDIA-supported Pina in cinemas.
In PINA (2011), Legendary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch’s unique creations transformed the language of dance, offering visual and emotional experiences like no other. This Oscar-nominated documentary takes the viewer on a visually stunning journey of discovery onto the stage with the legendary ensemble and follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal which for 35 years was the home and centre for Pina Bausch’s creativity.
School Life | IFI at Home
Hidden just outside Kells, Co. Meath is Headfort, Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children. At the heart of this Irish documentary, are John and Amanda Leyden, who have been teaching Maths, Literature, Latin and rock music for almost half a century. Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane quietly observes the eccentricities of the pair as they teach and engage with their young pupils. Supported by MEDIA Slate funding awarded to Soilsiú Films.
Starring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, and Sarah Greene and set in Ireland during the Great Famine. The story follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. Supported by MEDIA Single Project funding.