MEDIA supported releases for January
Glory (Slava) is a Bulgarian-Greek drama written and directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working.Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.
New Wave Films received support through Creative Europe's Selective Distribution scheme to release Glory (Slava) in the UK. The film also received support through the Sales Agents scheme and Automatic funding scheme.
It is released on 5 January 2018 by New Wave Films.
Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter Holdja) is a Hungarian drama directed by Kornél Mundruczó.
Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.
Hungarian production company Proton received support through Creative Europe’s Single Project scheme for the development of this film.
Curzon Artifical Eye received support through the Selective Distribution scheme for the UK release of Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter Holdja) on 5 January.
Niles Atallah's Rey was produced in Chile and France with co-production partners in Germany, the Netherlands and Qatar.
In 1860, a French lawyer dreamt of becoming the King of Patagonia. And he did become just that. Or so it seems.
The film received support from TFL’s Audience Design Fund, one of the five international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe.
It is released by HOME Artist Film on 5 January 2018.
A Woman’s Life (Une Vie)
A Women's Life (Une Vie) is a French-Belgian adaptation of Guy Maupassant's novel Une Vie directed by Stéphane Brizé.
The film recounts the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life in the 19th century.
The film was supported at both the development and distribution stage by Creative Europe. It is released by Arrow Films on 12 January.
Early Man is a British stop-motion animated adventure comedy directed by Nick Park.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
The film has been acquired by distributors in Finland and France with support from Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme
It is released by StudioCanal on 26 January 2018.
Image: Still taken from Aardman Animation's Early Man which received support through Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme.
03 Jan 2018