Cold War

MEDIA films on UK screens: August

Sicilian Ghost Story 

Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his strange disappearance.

Italian production company Cristaldi Pictures received Single Project funding for the development of this film in 2015. The film also received distribution support through Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme for its release in France, Hungary, Norway and Slovenia.

It is released by Altitude on 3 August.

Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Leaning into the Wind follows artist Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and with his own body.

Irish production company Magamedia Teoranta received Single Project funding for the development of this documentary in 2014.

It is released by Curzon on 10 August.

The Heiresses (Las Herederas)

Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions.

The film received support through TFL, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe.

It is released by Thunderbird Releasing on 10 August.

Under the Tree (Undir Trenu)

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

UK distributor Eureka Entertainment received support through Creative Europe’s Selective Distribution scheme for the release of this Icelandic film.

It is released by Eureka Entertainment on 10 August. 

C'est la Vie! (Le Sens De La Fete)

A hectic wedding party held in an 18th century French castle comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

The film received Automatic Distribution support for its release in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Hungary and Portugal.

It is released by Cinefile on 17 August.

Cold War (Zimna wojna)

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.

Polish production company Opus Films received Slate funding in 2014 for the development of this film. The release of the film in the Czech Republic, France, Hungary and Spain has also been supported by Creative Europe. 

It is released by Curzon on 31 August.

Image: Polish production company Opus Films received Slate funding in 2014 for the development of this film. The release of the film in the Czech Republic, France, Hungary and Spain has also been supported by Creative Europe.