Still taken from The Square

MEDIA films on UK screens: March

MEDIA supported releases on cinema screens

The Nile Hilton Incident (Sweden/Denmark/Germany)

In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. Upon realizing the involvement of Egypt’s powerful elite in the case, Noredin slowly changes sides to those who are defenceless against it.

Swedish production company Atmo received Slate funding in 2014 towards the development of this Tarik Saleh feature. It is released in the UK by New Wave Films on 2 March. 

The Square
(France, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Germany)

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square received €1million to support its release in 30 European countries including the UK. It is released by Curzon Artificial Eye on 16 March.

The Islands and the Whales (United Kingdom, Denmark)

The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever. 

The documentary was supported through the previous MEDIA programme's  Single Project development scheme in 2012. It is released by Cosmic Cat Film on 29 March.

Journeyman (United Kingdom)

Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. It is about the impact this has on his marriage, his life and his family.

The film received support through the Automatic Distribution scheme for its release in the Netherlands. It is released in the UK by Studiocanal UK on March 30.

MEDIA supported releases on VOD services

Occupied 2

The second series of Norwegian political and environmental drama. 

In the near future, Russia initiates a "silk glove" invasion of Norway to restart oil production, but soon uncertainty, chaos and danger erupt.

Norwegian production company Yellow Bird Norge received a TV Programming grant of €380,000 for the production of the series.

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Image: Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square received €1million of Creative Europe funding to support its release in 30 European countries including the UK.