MEDIA supported releases for August

Land of Mine (Under sandet)

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German prisoners of war are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

The film received support through the Automatic Distribution scheme for its release in France. It plays in UK cinemas from 4 August, distributed by Thunderbird Releasing.

Tom of Finland

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture, Touko Laaksonen. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

An unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, freespirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them togeTom of Finland received Automatic Distribution funding. Pecadillo Pictures release the film in the UK on 11 August.

The Odyssey (L'odyssée)

This Jacques-Yves Cousteau biopic covers roughly 30 years of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist’s rich in achievements life.

This French film received Slate Funding for its development. It is showing in UK cinemas, distributed by Altitude on 18 August.


A breathtakingly shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.

Spanish producers Zeitun Films received Single Project development funding for the film in 2012. It is released in the UK by MUBI on 25 August.