MEDIA films on UK screens: December

The Unknown Girl

From Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night), The Unknown Girl follows Jenny, a young GP, as she sets out to discover the identity of a girl - whom she earlier refused to open the doors of her surgery to and has now been found dead.

Curzon Artificial Eye received funding through the Selective Distribution scheme to release the film in the UK, which they do on 2 December.

 

Uncle Howard
Uncle Howard is an intertwining tale of past and present, telling the story of filmmaker Howard Brookner, whose work captured the late 70’ s and early 80’s cultural revolution, and his nephew’s personal journey 25 years later to discover his uncle’s films and the legacy of a life cut short by the plague of AIDS.

The film received development support in 2012 and is released in the UK by Contemporary Films on 16 December.

Revolting Rhymes

Written in 1982 by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, the collection of witty rhymes retells classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings.

Magic Light Pictures recieved TV Programming funding for the show, which comes to BBC One in two half-hour slots this Christmas as a festive highlight.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Based on the children's classic by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, We're Going on a Bear Hunt follows Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog as they set out to look for bears one day before Christmas, spurred on by Katie’s love of grizzly bears.

Lupus Films recieved TV Programming funding for the half-hour animation, which screens on Channel 4 as a Christmas special.

 

The Unknown Girl by Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne