MEDIA Films on UK screens: June

 

From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres)

An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, Mal de pierres spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man.

Supported through the Automatic distribution scheme for its release in Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal StudioCanal release the film in the UK on 9 June.

Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

Slack Bay is a French comedy drama in which mysterious events occur over a few summer weeks in a northern coastal town in the early 1900s.

Supported through the Selective Distribution scheme for its release across Europe, including the UK where New Wave will release the film on 16 June.  

Souvenir

Meet Liliane. Once a Eurovision Song Contest singer, she now fades away spending her days in a pâté factory. Until one day, a new worker, Jean (who enjoys boxing in his spare time) joins the team. The two form a friendship and Liliane begins to break free from her routine. As the two see more of each other, Jean grows convinced that she is not who she says she is: he thinks he saw her on television when he was young. Liliane denies it — until circumstances force her to confront his insistence about her past and together they plan her comeback.

Supported through the Sales Agents distribution scheme, Pathé release the film in the UK on 23 June.

Churchill

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

Churchill received Automatic Distribution funding to be released in Spain and will be released by Lionsgate on 23 June.

Hampstead

An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

Supported through the Automatic distribution scheme for its release in Portugal. Hampstead is released in the UK on 23 June by Entertainment One.

Alone in Berlin

Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting "the threat".

Supported through the Automatic distribution scheme for its release in Austria and Greece. Altitude Films release it in the UK on 30 June.

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) 

Ove, a grumpy lonely retiree who spends his days creating block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his lively new neighbours.

Swedish production company Tre Vänner Produktion received Slate Funding for the project’s development in 2014. A Man Called Ove also received Automatic Distribution funding to be released in Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands and Norway, Germany, Greece, Estonia and Czech Republic. Thunderbird will be releasing the film in the UK on 30 June.

Tokyo Girls

Following aspiring pop singers, Tokyo Girls explores what it means to grow up as a girl in a society obsessed with young female sexuality. 

British company Brakeless received TV Programming funding. Tokyo Girls is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.