MEDIA films on UK screens: December

Mug (Twarz)

Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. His family, his small hometown, his fellow parishioners all see him as an amusing freak. Jacek works at the construction site for what is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the World. When a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country.

Blackly comic, biting and emotional, Mug won the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prix at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.

The film has been supported through the Selective Distribution scheme with a grant awarded to Bulldog Film Distribution for its release in the UK. 

Mug is released in the UK on 7 December. 

The House That Jack Built

Lars von Trier returns with his most daring and provocative work to date. Matt Dillon plays a failed architect turned serial killer, Jack, who leads us through his thought processes behind his increasingly more depraved acts of murder which he names 'incidents'. 

The film has also been supported through the Selective Distribution scheme with a grant awarded to Curzon Film World for its release in the UK. The project was further supported at development stage with Single Project funding awarded to Zentropa Entertainment. Its releases in Portugal, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland were supported through the Automatic Distribution scheme

The House That Jack Built is released in the UK on 14 December. 

Zog

Written in 2010 by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic The Gruffalo, this heart warming and enchanting half hour animated special - coming to BBC One this Christmas - will be voiced by a stellar cast of British acting talent, featuring Sir Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and Kit Harington. 

Production company Orange Eyes received Creative Europe funding through the TV Programming scheme

Zog is showing in the UK on 25 December.