This December, the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) has organised a number of events.
The first event of the month is a First Look Screening of Irish feature ‘Miss Julie’. IFTA members will be among the first in the country to see the feature film at a screening which takes place this Tuesday in the Light House Cinema, Dublin. Written and directed by the Academy Award nominated director Liv Ullman, ‘Miss Julie’ is adapted from the acclaimed stage play by August Strindberg and stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain and Samantha Morton.
Co-produced by Subotica Films and filmed entirely at Castle Coole, Fermanagh, the film also features Irish creative talent behind the camera such as costume designer Consolata Boyle. The film was post-produced by Tim Morris and Sarah Carahar at Windmill Lane, while Dave Hughes worked with DOP Mikhail Krichman on the grade.
‘Miss Julie’ is set in a country estate in Ireland in 1880s where over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and John, her father's valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other.
Irish Film and Television Academy members are also invited to a First Look Screening of ‘The Theory of Everything’ which will take place Wednesday week at the Light House Cinema. Directed by Academy award winning director James Marsh (‘Shadow Dancer’, ‘Man on Wire’), ‘The Theory of Everything’ is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne along with Felicity Jones, Maxine Peake, Charlie Cox and Emily Watson. The film’s period production design was created by Irish academy member and Emmy winner John Paul Kelly (‘The Guard’, ‘The Lost Prince’). See IFTN’s interview with John Paul Kelly here.
IFTA has also organised a special Panel Discussion event focusing on the IFTA-winning drama series ‘The Fall’ on Tuesday 16th December in Dublin. IFTA will welcome Allan Cubitt (creator/writer/director of season two) and Julian Stevens (producer) for an in-depth look at the origins and development of the show, scripting and storylines, the casting of the show and locating in Belfast.
‘The Fall’ season two is currently broadcasting on RTÉ One on Sunday evenings at 9.30pm and on BBC One on Thursdays at 9pm. It follows police detective Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson – ‘The X-Files’) as she tries to track down a vicious serial killer (Jamie Dornan – ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’).
IFTA Members are also invited for Christmas Drinks later this month in Dublin.
For more information, see ifta.ie.