The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) has relaunched its support for new film releases and is excited to announce the next four films to receive FAN support.
Since summer 2018, BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) has supported four new release films each year, selected by representatives from BFI FAN, BFI, Into Film and the Independent Cinema Office. Anyone can submit a film for consideration and we particularly welcome submissions from film distributors and exhibitors.
Discover the latest titles to receive FAN support, which include amazing films from across the globe that deserve to be seen on the big screen below and get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to take up what’s on offer.
Dir. Jeremiah Zagar | Cert TBC | 1hr 33 min | U.S.
Released 14 June 2019 by Eureka Entertainment
We are proud to announce the first title to receive BFI FAN support for the 2019/2020 season – director Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals.
Three boys tear through their rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to keep her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.
With a screenplay by Dan Kitrosser and Jeremiah Zagar, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life.
Dir. Alice Rohrwacher | 12A | 2hr 5min | Italy
Released 15 March 2019 by Modern Films
Sweet-natured Lazzaro lives in a village in the beautiful Italian countryside, set apart from the world by a bridge that no one can be bothered to fix. Life unfolds much like it did a century ago, save for the odd Walkman and 1990s-era dance music, until things take a strange and supernatural turn as Lazzaro strikes up a friendship with a rebellious young nobleman.
Dir. Erik Poppe | Cert TBC | 1h 32min | Norway
Released 26 October by Modern Films
On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we follow Kaja (18) as she tries to survive – minute by minute.
“A gut-wrenching ordeal … a brutal single-take drama from the victims’ perspective…like a YA post-apocalyptic dystopia, with Kaja a real-life Katniss Everdeen … an absorbing and moving tribute to the courage of the young victims of Utøya.” – 4 Stars, The Guardian
Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda | Cert TBC | 2hr 1min | Japan
Released 23 November 2018 by Thunderbird
“Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, the latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda — winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes — follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.” – Toronto International Film Festival
Dir. Lee Chang-dong | Cert TBC | 2hr 28min | South Korea
Released 1 February 2019 by Thunderbird
In this thrilling adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong returns with a gripping psychological thriller about obsessive love set in modern consumerist Korea.
FAN support for new releases aims to better connect the worlds of exhibition and distribution, and ensure that the best new independent releases find a place in cinemas and connect with audiences across the UK.
If you have a question or would like to find out more, please get in touch at email@example.com.
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