MEDIA Film News June 2023
MEDIA and EU 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 as well as films supported by other Creative Europe and EU initiatives such as Eurimages Cinema Fund, European Film Promotion, the European Film Awards, European Cinema Night and the LUX Audience Award. The Irish members of Europa Cinemas include:
- IFI, Dublin
- Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
- Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin
- Palás, Galway
- Access Cinema Network of regional cinema clubs
- Volta VOD online
- MyCinema.ie is an EU-supported platform, operated by access>CINEMA Ireland, on which you can you can rent a curated selection of the best world cinema & live events on demand.
LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA | Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 18 - 20 June
Emmanuelle Nicot's first feature film, selected for Critics' Week at Cannes Film Festival 2022, starts with Dalva being taken away from her father and put into foster care. She faces a difficult transition from being an abused 'doll woman' to being an independent young girl. So begins a struggle for Dalva who has to come to terms with the fact that her childhood was stolen from her. Read the Cineuropa review of Love According to Dalva here.
Directed by Jan P. Matuszynski, the film begins in May 1983. High school student Grzegorz Przemyk and his older friend Jurek are arrested without cause by the local militia. At the police station, the pair are brutally beaten. Soon after, Grzegorz dies from his injuries. LEAVE NO TRACES recounts a notorious chapter in modern Polish history.
A privileged Polish couple’s relationship gradually disintegrates during an Italian holiday in Aga Woszczyńska’s feature debut. On arrival to the idyllic coastal town, Adam (Dobromir Dymecki) and Anna (Agnieszka Zulewska) notice that the swimming pool at their rental is empty. Their Italian host sends over a migrant worker to fix the situation, who suffers a terrible accident. With their holiday now at risk and the small town’s police sniffing around, this bourgeois couple must test the strength of their own principles.
Directed by Uberto Pasolini and set in Northern Ireland. John, a window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his 4-year-old son Michael. When John finds out that he is dying, he spends all his time looking for a new and perfect family to adopt Michael while trying to protect his child from reality. Supported by MEDIA film distribution funding.