MEDIA films on UK screens: June

Papi Chulo

A solitary and alienated television weatherman "hires" a middle-aged Latino migrant worker to be his friend, in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles. Irish writer-director John Butler delivers a poignant and timely story of two worlds colliding in the same great city — and the delightfully unlikely friendship that emerges.

Irish production company Treasure Entertainment received Slate Funding to develop the project in 2016. Read more about MEDIA support has helped their company grow on the Creative Europe Desk Ireland website

Papi Chulo will be released in the UK by Eclipse Pictures on 7 June.

 

Diego Maradona

From the filmmaking team behind MEDIA-supported documentaries Senna and Amy comes Diego Maradona, a wild and irreverent look at one of the world’s most iconic sportsmen, both on and off the pitch, during his infamous time in Naples.

The film received Automatic Distribution funding for its releases in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Discover more about Asif Kapadia's filmmaking process from our blog at CPH:DOX. 

Diego Maradona will be released in the UK by Altitude Films on 14 June.

A Season In France

After a tragedy in his personal life, an African teacher flees his violent country for France, where he falls in love with a local woman who works as a florist. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s soul-searching film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe.

The film received Automatic Distribution funding for its releases in Austria and the Netherlands. 

A Season in France will be released in the UK by New Wave on 14 June.