The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 27th October

A weekly round-up of flim news, events and cinema releases 

Some news from the week - 

1. Nora Twomey, Carton Saloon co-founder and Creative Director has been presented with the Women in Animation’s first Diversity Award for her new film "The Breadwinner". Read the full story on IFTN

2. "The Seagull" starring Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution. Check out Variety to read more

3. The trailer for "Phantom Thread" has been released. This will be Daniel Day-Lewis's final film since announcing his retirement in June. Watch the trailer below and to read more on the film check out The Independent 

4. Carnaby Interntional has secured a sales deal for  "Damo & Ivor: The Movie". The film stars Andy Quirke, Ruth McCabe, Tina Kellegherand Simon Delaney. Check out ScreenDaily for more on this story

5. UsherU are hosting a test preview screening of Irish writer/director Alexandra McGuinness’ latest feature Highway in Omniplex Cinema Rathmines on November 2nd. Check out Scannain for more on this event

 

New releases in cinemas this week -

*denotes an Irish film

Breathe - Directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander

"Robin can't believe his luck when the beautiful and graceful Diana falls in love with him, and he with her. They get married and pregnant however, their wedded bliss comes to an abrupt halt when Robin contracts polio. Paralysed from the neck down and given months to live, the pair set about defying the odds to make a better life for themselves"

Call Me By Your Name - Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Timothee Chalamet

"Oliver is a gradutate student who has arrived in Northern Italy to study in the summer of 1983. His confidence and good looks are a hit with the local women and his professors teenage son, Elio. Over the course of the summer Oliver and Elio develop a strong friendship that slowly turns into something altogether deeper"

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami - Directed by Sophie Fiennes and starring Grace Jones

"This documentary may disappoint some as it's no historical recap of the model and singer's career to date: shot over ten years, this documentary is a loose fly-on-the-wall expose of the veteran as she attempts to put an album together while flitting between New Yrok, Paris, Tokyo and Moscow for concerts"

Jigsaw - Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig and starring Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoot and Tobin Bell

"Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect:John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years"

Thor: Ragnarok - Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Anthony Hopkins

"Thor's third solo outing takes place four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World and two years after Avengers: Age of Ultron. In this film, the God of Thunder faces a new threat in Hela, the Goddess of Death, who is intent on destroying Asgard. To make matters worse, Thor has now become a prisoner on the planet Sakaar, where he is forced to duel an old friend - The Hulk, aka Bruce Banner - in an epic gladiatorial battle.