Still from Valley of Love

MEDIA Films on UK Screens: August

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Swedish documentary film Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words looks behind the scenes at the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and world cinema.

The film received Slate development funding in 2014 and is released in the UK on 12 August by Soda Pictures

ID2: Shadwell Army

The sequel to ID (1995), ID2: Shadwell Army traces the tension in the local community as far right organisations look to use Shadwell’s army of football hooligans to prevent a new mosque being built in East London.

Supported at development stage through the previous MEDIA programme, the film is released by Universal in the UK on 12 August.

Valley of Love

Starring Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu as an estranged couple, Valley of Love is a poetic and poignant exploration of love and loss set in the blistering heat and alien beauty of Death Valley.

Distributors in Denmark and the Netherlands have received funding for the film, which was nominated for the 2015 Cannes Palme d’Or, through the Distribution: Automatic scheme.  It is released in the UK on 12 August by Curzon Artificial Eye.

 

Julieta

Based on three short stories from Runaway (2004) by Alice Munro, Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th feature focuses on Julieta, a woman who has somehow been marginalised from her own life, exploring issues of destiny, guilt, and the mystery which makes us abandon the ones we love.

Julieta's distribution in France, Poland and Portugal is funded through the Automatic distribution scheme.  It is released in the UK by Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox on 26 August.

 

Digby Dragon

Digby Dragon is an action-packed comedy series for children, following Digby, an adventurous young dragon who lives in Applecross Wood. Between practicing his flying technique to honing his fire-breathing, Digby is always ready to tackle the next big adventure head on with energy and enthusiasm, with his friends close by.

The animation series received development funding through the Single Project scheme in 2011. It screens on Nickelodeon Jr., where it was first released on 4 July.

Black

15 year-old Mavela is a Black Bronx member. She falls in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of a rival gang, the 1080s, and the young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another.

Black is released day-and-date in Spain, Portugal, Italy and the UK this summer through Creative Europe-funded initiative The Tide Experiment 4. It comes to UK screens and VoD platforms thanks to Vertigo Releasing on 19 August.

Image: Valley of Love via Curzon Artificial Eye