The ADIFF Weekly Round-up: Friday 6th April

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

Some news from the week -

1.  The nominees for this year’s BAFTA TV Awards have been announced. “The Crown” and “Black Mirror” leading the nominations. Read more on Screendaily

2. New series starting soon on RTE. Read more on IFTN

3. Studios reveal pay gap between male and female employees across their UK operations. See more on The Hollywood Reporter   

4. Three day LA event highlights Saudi Arabia’s film potential. See more on The Hollywood Reporter

5. Trailer released for Martin Freeman’s zombie apocalypse survival film “Cargo.” See more on Empire

New releases in cinemas this week -  

A Quiet Place - Directed by John Krasinski and starring John Kransinski, Emily Blunt,  Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe:  

“Two parents lead their children to a remote farm to hide from an alien threat that hunts by sound.”

Thoroughbreds* - Directed by Cory Finley and starring Anton Yelchin,  Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke:

“Two upper class teenage girls, having been friends in childhood, rekindle their friendship after growing apart for years. The pair of them could not be more different and yet they totally understand one another. Amanda soon notices that Lily loathes her stepfather, Mark, and suggests that they kill him. The girls enlist a small-time drug dealer named Tim to carry out the deed.”

Wonderstruck- Directed by Todd Haynes and starring: Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds and Oakes Fegley

“When twelve-year-old Ben's dope-smoking mother dies he is forced to live with his aunt and his cousins. Puzzled and frustrated that his mother never told him who his father was but, fuelled by a tentative clue, Ben runs away to 1977 New York in the hopes of tracking him down. Exactly fifty years earlier Rose was in a similar situation. She knew her mother was silent film star Lilian Mayhew and she too makes for New York to find her…”

Love, Simon - Directed by Greg Berlanti and starring Alexandra Shipp,  Jennifer Garner,  Josh Duhamel,  Logan Miller and Nick Robinson:

“Teenager Simon Spier is gay and no one knows it. When he sees a social media post from a boy in his school going by the name Blue who is gay, Simon gets in touch and finally admits his sexual orientation to someone at last, albeit anonymously. The two embark on a series of emails, both pondering their lives as they approach the moment where they will come out and how the news will be received.”


*This film was part of the ADIFF18 selection