Image from Paddington 2  suported by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme

MEDIA supported releases for November

MEDIA releases on cinema screens

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

A charismatic surgeon is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Irish producers Element Pictures received Slate funding for the development of this Yorgos Lanthimos feature. It also received distribution support for its release in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. It will be released in the UK by Curzon Artificial Eye on 3 November.

Thelma

Joachim Trier’s Norwegian thriller follows the story of a woman who begins to fall in love, only to discover that she has fantastic powers.

The film received distribution support through the MEDIA programme for its release in France and Hungary. It is released by Thunderbird Releasing on 3 November.

Paddington 2

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Paul King’s sequel received MEDIA support through the Automatic Distribution scheme for its release outside of the UK in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland. It is released in the UK by StudioCanal on 10 November.

FÉLICITÉ

Félicité, a strong and proud woman, sings in bars in Kinshasa. She drifts away from reality when her 14-year-old son gets into an accident. In electric Kinshasa, she wanders in a world of music & dreams... until love unexpectedly brings her back to life.

This Alain Gomis feature received €40,000 from the Torino Film Lab, organisers of one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe. It is released by MUBI on 11 November.

Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus)

Fiona, a small town Canadian librarian, receives a letter of distress from her 93-year-old Aunt Martha living in Paris. Fiona hops on the first plane only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she meets Dom, a seductive egotistical homeless guy who won’t leave her alone. The fun and hectic tale of three peculiar people lost in Paris.

Belgian producers Courage Mon Amour received  €60,000 through the Single Project development scheme. It is release by Arrow head Films on 24 November.

MEDIA releases on TV screens

Babylon Berlin

Based on the bestselling series of novels by German writer Volker Kutscher, the engrossing mystery follows police inspector Gereon Rath as he is sent to the glamorous, decadent world of pre-WWII Berlin to investigate a porn ring run by the city’s mafia.

German production company X-Filme were awarded a €1 million grant through the TV Programming scheme for this co-production alongside ARD, Sky Germany and Beta Film.

Watch Babylon Berlin on Sky Atlantic, Sundays 9pm 

Image credit: Paddington 2 received MEDIA support for its distribution outside of the UK.