MEDIA films on UK screens: November
The White Knights
The White Knights is a Belgian/French drama directed by Joachim Lafosse and inspired by the events of the Zoé's Ark controversy in 2007.
Supported through the Automatic distribution scheme for its release in France and Belgium, the film is released in the UK by StudioCanal on 4 November.
Directed by Roschdy Zem and starring Omar Sy and James Thiérrée, Chocolat tells the true story of France’s first black circus artist, Chocolat, who performed to great success in the late 19th century.
Blurring the line between fiction, documentary, memoir and video essay, Francofonia looks at the turbulent history of the Louvre and its occupation by Nazi forces following the summer of 1940. It focuses on the relationship between Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi officer Franz Wolff and how their alliance was the driving force behind the preservation of the museum’s treasures in the face of destruction throughout the rest of the world.
The film has received support for its release in over 20 European countries, including the UK. Curzon Artificial Eye release Francofonia on 11 November.
Set at the end of the Second World War in Poland, 1945, a young French Red Cross doctor is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps only to discover several nuns in advanced stages of pregnancy and is drawn into their struggles as their beliefs and harsh realities clash.
United States of Love
Tomasz Wasilewski’s third feature, set in Poland, 1990, just as the Soviet bloc is crumbling, is a visually striking portrait of four unhappy women who decide it’s time to change their lives and fight to fulfil their happiness.
This unique interactive film puts you on set with Ken Loach in production on his latest film, I, Daniel Blake. As well as throwing you into life on location, the film enables you to change the course of your viewing experience by offering at 10 key points the opportunity to delve deeper and watch expanded sections in which Loach and his collaboraters give further insight into a particular area.
How to Make A Ken Loach film is supported by the Slate Development scheme and is availble online now.
Image: United States of Love received development support in 2014 as well as support to be released in the UK.
02 Nov 2016