MEDIA films on UK screens: March

Hannah

Charlotte Rampling stars as a woman torn between loyalty for her criminal husband and moving on with her own life.

A co-production between Italy, France, Belgium and the US, Hannah was initially supported by Creative Europe with development funding and has also received distribution funding for its releases in the Netherlands, Norway and Spain. 

Hannah is released by 606 Distribution in the UK on 1 March.

Foxtrot 

The award-winning new film from Samuel Maoz charts the story of a troubled family who are forced to confront difficult truths when they receive shocking news from their son's desolate military post.

Foxtrot received a total of €378,700 in the Selective Distribution scheme for its release in 24 countries, including the UK courtesy of Curzon Film World.

The film is released in the UK on 1 March.

Border

Prepare for a love story like no other in this audacious Scandinavian fantasy, based on a novel by the writer of Let the Right One In. The film premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard programme, winning the section’s top prize. Most recently, it received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Hair & Make-Up. 

It tells the story of a border guard played by Eva Melander who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.

Border received a total of €608,100 through the Selective Distribution schemefor its release in 28 countries, including the UK via MUBI. 

The film will be in UK cinemas nationwide from 8 March. 

Ray & Liz 

On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control.

Turner Prize-nominated artist, Richard Billingham, returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain. The film is based on Billingham’s memories, focussing on his parents Ray and Liz, their relationship, and its impact on Richard and his younger brother Jason.

The film received Creative Europe funding through the Automatic Distribution scheme to support its release in Germany.

Ray & Liz is released by New Wave Films in the UK on 8 March.

Everybody Knows

Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to his BAFTA-nominated film The Salesman is a layered and captivating psychological thriller, starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Ricardo Darín at their very best. 

The film premiered in competition at Cannes last year and received both Selective and Automatic distribution funding for its release in 35 territories. 

Everybody Knows is released by Universal in the UK on 8 March.

Girl 

Lukas Dhont's acclaimed directorial debut about a teenage girl born in a boy's body, which won both the Camera d'Or for best first feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Girl received €616,700 in Selective Distribution funding for its release in 28 countries, including the UK via Curzon Film World. 

The film will be available to watch in UK cinemas and on demand from 15 March. 

Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story 

The film is based on Acosta's autobiography, No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer's Story. It shows him growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer and moving to London. The film follows his relationship with his father, who gave him the nickname Yuli, and encouraged him to leave his country and forge a career on the international stage.

Directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), the film won best screenplay at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and received five nominations for the Spanish ‘Goya’ awards including Best New Actor for Carlos Acosta, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film received Creative Europe funding through the Automatic Distribution scheme for its release in Austria, Germany, Greece and the Netherlands.

Yuli is released by Modern Films in the UK on 29 March.

The Cleaners

An investigative documentary where the hidden industry of digital cleaning - deleting from the internet content deemed to be inappropriate - is exposed. 

The film premiered in the World Cinema competition at Sundance in 2018 and received Creative Europe funding through the TV programming scheme. 

The Cleaners is currently showing on BBC Storyville