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MEDIA supported releases for September

The Limehouse Golem

A riveting Victorian crime thriller starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth and directed by Juan Carlos Medina.

In Victorian-era London, an intrepid police inspector investigates a series of brutal killings that seem to be linked to a fearsome creature of Jewish legend.

UK production company Number 9 Films received support to develop the film through the Slate Funding scheme. It is released through Lionsgate on 1 September.

The Farthest

Documentary The Farthest, recounts the tales of the people and events behind NASA’s Voyager mission which celebrates its 40th anniversary in August 2017. The twin spacecraft—each with less computing power than a mobile phone—used slingshot trajectories to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They sent back unprecedented images and data that revolutionised understanding of the outer planets and their moons.

Irish production company Crossing The Line Productions included this documentary in their successful Slate Funding development application in 2014.

The film’s UK release is on 1 September though Wildcard Distribution.

Akher ayam el madina (In the Last Days of the City)

Filmmaker Tamer El Said's debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo, played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone) as he struggles to depict the soul of a city on the edge while facing loss in his own life.

Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin two years prior to the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness, loss and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.

This film received a grant through the TFL Audience Design Fund, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe. The film’s UK release is on 22 September though ICA Films. 

Teströl és lélekröl (On Body and Soul)

Teströl és lélekröl (On Body and Soul) is a Hungarian drama film directed by Ildikó Enyedi. It won the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Set partly in a slaughterhouse, this unusual love story is based around the duality of sleeping and waking, mind and matter, and sees colleagues Endre and Maria meet every night as deer in a dreamlike forest.

The film was supported both at the development stage through the Slate Funding scheme and at the distribution stage through the Sales Agents scheme. It will be released through MUBI on 22 September.

Rahib (Tramontane)

Rabih, a blind musician, travels across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth.

He meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories and open further questions about his origins.

Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

This film received grants through both ACM Distribution and the World Cinema Fund Europe, two of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe.

This films is released in the UK on 22 September through Terracotta Distribution.

Borg/McEnroe

Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the brash American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf), which came to a head during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

The film was supported both at the development and distribution stage through MEDIA sub-programme.

This films is released in the UK on 22 September through Curzon Artificial Eye.

 

Image credit: NASA's Voyager mission . Irish production company Crossing The Line Productions included The Farthest in their successful Slate Funding development application in 2014.