MEDIA films on UK screens: June
The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché)
After 20 months of unemployment, 51-year-old Thierry starts a new job only to be faced with a moral dilemma. A low-key but powerful social drama, The Measure of a Man contemplates just how much an ordinary man will compromise his integrity in order to make ends meet.
Taking the form of a classic fairy tale, the ugly duckling transformed into a majestic swan, Noma: My Perfect Storm is a creative journey into the mind of Danish chef René Redzepi. Now famous for his modern gourmet cuisine, Redzepi discusses his restaurant Noma and culinary philosophy that led him to success.
The film, which won a prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival, received support through Creative Europe’s Sales Agents scheme for its release in Denmark. StudioCanal release the film in the UK on 10 June.
Tale of Tales (Il Racconto Dei Racconti)
Inspired by the fables of 17th century Italian author Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is a visually rich, very grown up adaptation of three classic fairy tales: The Enchanted Doe, The Flea and The Flayed Old Lady.
Supported through the Sales Agents scheme, via HanWay Films, and through the Online Distribution scheme, via Curzon Film World, Tale of Tales is released simultaneously on VoD platforms and cinema screens on 17 June.
A period drama set in 17th century Sweden, The Girl King tells the story of Queen Kristina who, raised as a prince with ideas to modernise Sweden and bring an end to war, is forced to choose between her country, her love, her people and her religion.
Long Way North (Tout en Haut du Monde)
In this hand-drawn, French animation, 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha embarks on an epic adventure to find her missing grandfather and save her family's reputation.
Told through rare archive footage in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks openly about his life and challenges, Becoming Zlatan gives a gives a glimpse into who the soccer star really is, if even just for a moment.
The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens Datter)
Dina, the Shamer’s daughter, has unwillingly inherited her mother's ability to look straight into the soul of other people. When the sole heir to the throne is wrongfully accused of the horrible murders of his family, Dina is entangled in the drama and made responsible for uncovering the truth.
The Last King (Birkebeinerne)
The Last King is the story of the escape which changed the history of Norway forever. Directed by Nils Gaup, the film shows the country ravaged by civil war while The King's illegitimate son, whom half the kingdom is out to kill, is guarded in deep secret.
Stefano Sollima’s Suburra centres on a gangster known as the ‘Samurai’ and his goal to turn the waterfront of a small town close to Rome into a new Atlantic City. Although a corrupt politician, a powerful cardinal and all the local mobs seem to be on his side, it is not long until war breaks out.
Ma ma is a Spanish drama directed by Julio Medem starring Penélope Cruz. After being diagnosed with cancer, Magda (Cruz) reacts with a surge of newfound life and begins to create unexpected bonds with those around her.
Metrodome received support through Creative Europe’s Selective distribution scheme to release the film, which comes out in the UK on 24 June.
In French-Belgian film Les Cowboys, a country and western gathering is in full swing when one of the children, Kelly, disappears. Distraught, the girl’s father, Alain, becomes obsessed with finding her – to the point of risking everything.
Image: The Girl King, via Peccadillo Pictures
03 Jun 2016