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MEDIA Film News May 2022

Three Floors; director Nanni Moretti
Three Floors; director Nanni Moretti

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:

Three Floors | 8th - 12th May, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Drama from acclaimed director Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre, The Son's Room) that traces the disparate lives of three families who reside in the same apartment block in Rome's stylish Prati neighbourhood. A moving adaptation of Eshkol Nevo’s acclaimed bestseller, THREE FLOORS was chosen as an official selection in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2021.

Military Wives | access>CINEMA & IFI May Film Tour

The May Film Tour is organised jointly by access>CINEMA and the Irish Film Institute to coincide with the annual Bealtaine Festival, and features free screenings of a film specially selected with older audiences in mind. The 2022 May Film Tour is presented with the support of Lionsgate Films UK.

This year the Bealtaine Festival celebrates the theme of In(ter)dependence. With this theme in mind, the film chosen for the 2022 May Film Tour is the feel good crowd-pleaser MILITARY WIVES (UK) which was supported by Creative Europe.

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Greg Wise, and directed by Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty). A group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and also becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process.

You can find the May Film Tour dates and venues on the access>CINEMA website.

Herself | Volta VOD

New to Irish VOD platform Volta is Irish film HERSELF which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd, from a screenplay by Malcolm Campbell and Clare Dunne. Sandra (Clare Dunne) is a young mother struggling to provide her two young daughters with a home. Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch.

Supported by Creative Europe MEDIA distribution funding.

The Worst Person in the World | IFI, Lighthouse & Triskel Cork

Directed by Joachim Trier and starring Renate Reinsve, winner of the Best Actress award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Julie (Reinsve), an impulsive young woman is faced with a series of drastic choices that force her to reinvent and pursue new perspectives on her life. Over the course of several years, Julie navigates multiple love affairs, existential uncertainty and career dissatisfaction as she slowly starts deciding what kind of person she wishes to be. Nominated for two Academy Awards including Original Screenplay and International Feature Film, and two BAFTA awards including Leading Actress and Film Not in the English Language.

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