MEDIA films on UK screens: November
Scotland battles for its soul against England, as David MacKenzie's gutsy historical drama brings underdog Robert the Bruce thrillingly to life. Starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Florence Pugh.
The project was supported at the development stage with a grant to Sigma Films through the Slate funding scheme in the previous MEDIA Programme.
Outlaw King is released in the UK on 9 November by Netflix.
On a retreat in the small village in France, Romy Schneider - the biggest female star in Europe of her time, gives her last interview to two journalists. Three days, driven by professional ambition and the urge for living.
Romy is visited in a rehab clinic by her childhood friend and two journalists who will lead the last interview Schneider will ever give. Three days, driven by romantic desire, professional ambition and the urge for living.
The project was supported at the development stage with a grant to Germany’s Rohfilm through Creative Europe's Single Project scheme.
3 Days in Quiberon is released in the UK on 16 November by Modern Films.
The Workshop (L’Atelier)
La Ciotat during the summer. Antoine (Matthieu Lucci) has agreed to take part in a writing workshop, where several young people are being integrated into the world of work by penning a noir fiction with the help of Olivia (Marina Foïs), a widely respected novelist. This writing task will force them to revisit the town’s industrial past and its dockyard that has been shut for the last 25 years – a whole rush of nostalgia that Antoine has no interest in. Feeling more closely connected to the anxieties of the modern world, the young man quickly starts rebelling against the group and against Olivia, who is simultaneously startled and drawn in by Antoine’s violent nature.
The film received distribution support through Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme for its release in Greece.
The Workshop is released in the UK on 16 November by Curzon Artificial Eye.
My Brilliant Friend
When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Elena Ferrante.
The project was supported at the production stage with a €1 million grant to Italian producers Wildside through Creative Europe's TV Programming scheme.
My Brilliant Friend is currently airing and is available to watch on Sky Atlantic.
01 Nov 2018