MEDIA films on UK screens: October

Catherine the Great

Helen Mirren stars in a 4-part drama from Sky Atlantic and HBO that delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history.

British production company Origin Pictures received TV Programming and Development: Slate funding towards the creation of this series.

All episodes will be available to watch on Sky on 3 October.

Judy

30 years after starring in The Wizard of Oz, beloved actress and singer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub.

The film received Automatic Distribution support for its release in Greece. 

Judy is released in the UK on 4 October by Pathé. 

Non-Fiction

From director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) comes a comedy set in the world of publishing starring Juliette Binoche. 

French sales agent Playtime received a grant of €430,804 through Creative Europe's Selective Distribution scheme. Under the new rules for this scheme, the awarded sales agent allocates the funds to distributors within the grouping to promote and release the film in that country.

Non-Fiction is released in the UK on 18 October by Curzon Artificial Eye. 

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

An alien visitor, a government conspiracy and some outer-space action are in store for Shaun the Sheep in the latest entry in the hit claymation franchise from Aardman Animations and StudioCanal.

The film received Automatic Distribution support for its released in Iceland and is released in the UK on 18 October by StudioCanal. 

By the Grace of God

The latest from François Ozon is an engrossing and topical examination of the Catholic Church abuse scandal, telling the story of three men who join together to pursue justice for the abuse they suffered as children.

French sales agent Playtime received a grant of €411,015 through Creative Europe's Selective Distribution scheme.

By the Grace of God is released in the UK on 25 October by Curzon Artificial Eye. 

Monos

Alejandro Landes' third feature is a survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film follows a young group of soldiers and rebels who keep watch over an American hostage.

The film received Creative Europe support through HBF+ Europe: Minority Co-Production support, one of the funds awarded a grant in the International Co-Production Funds scheme. 

Monos is released in the UK on 25 October by Picturehouse Entertainment.