MEDIA films on UK screens: May
A contemporary ten-part thriller from Sweden, set in the run-up to a general election as, behind the political scenes, a series of terror attacks are planned.
Produced with funding from Creative Europe's TV Programming scheme, the series aired on More4 throughout April and May, as part of the Walter Presents collection of foreign language drama.
Episodes are now available on Channel 4's Walter Presents online catch-up platform.
In the closing part of Miguel Gomes’s Arabian Nights trilogy, based around the lives of ordinary people in contemporary, austerity-stricken Portugal, Scheherazade (Crista Alfaiate) tells the last volume of stories to the King in a bid to stay alive.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Based on a true story, Meryl Streep stars as a New York heiress who became an opera singer notorious for her lack of singing skills in this comedy drama from British director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena).
Set in a remote Turkish village on the Black Sea, Oscar-nominated Mustang tells the story of five orphaned teenage sisters who live under the strict rules of their conservative grandmother and uncle. Adamant not to succumb to the fate of their older sisters, the girls fight back, testing their family ties as they strive for freedom.
Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s European Film Award and LUX Prize-winning film is released in UK cinemas and on demand on 13 May by Curzon Film World, with funding from Creative Europe’s Selective and Automatic distribution schemes.
While confined to a rehabilitation centre after a serious skiing accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) takes the chance to reflect on her passionate but destructive relationship with Georgio (Vincent Cassel).
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants
Franco-Belgian animation Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants takes place in a peaceful clearing among the remains of an abandoned picnic. Fighting for food, warfare breaks out between two tribes of ants and a bold young ladybird finds herself caught in the middle.
Image: Mustang, courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye
03 May 2016