Volta, the Irish video on demand website, has partnered with le cool Dublin to officially launch Volta Collections, a new programming strand available on the popular film streaming site from today, Tuesday February 26th. Taking their cue from their selective culture guide, le cool Dublin have cast their discerning eye over the Volta catalogue and chosen an eclectic selection of films that span a multitude of genres and countries.
See the full le cool Dublin collection here: http://www.volta.ie/
Both home-grown and international, the le cool Dublin Volta Collection includes everything from Norwegian coming-of-age romps to innovative documentaries and genre-bending indies, with the common thread being that they all embody the le cool ethos of being creative, under-the-radar and worthwhile. Coinciding with the Europe-wide release of new Indonesian film Postcards from the Zoo on VOD, the le cool Dublin Volta collection includes this remarkable new film described as “an unclassifiable work of striking originality” by Screen International, among many other titles.
Tom Lawlor, Volta Marketing Manager said “We’ve long relied on le cool Dublin to decide what to do when we’re not watching films and we’re delighted to work with them on this new Collection. They’re the perfect partner to officially launch our new programming strand with and we hope their fans will enjoy their selection of films, particularly Postcards from the Zoo.”
Michael McDermott, le cool Dublin publisher said “We’ve found Volta to be a wonderful resource and platform for viewing an eclectic range of films and we’re delighted to work with them on this Collection. We like Volta’s goal of broadening the audience for Irish and independent films and partnerships like these give their titles a new, discerning, cultural audience who we know will enjoy them.”
The le cool Dublin Collection includes Chilean Sundance hit The Maid; Leos Carax’s utterly beguiling and brilliantly bonkers Holy Motors; tense chess documentary Bobby Fischer Against The World; the Irish hit Sensation starring Domhnall Gleeson as an entrepreneurial brothel owner; Life During Wartime,Todd Solondz’s savagely funny satire of middle class mores; the devastatingly haunting, animated classic When The Wind Blows and Exit Through The Gift Shop, the documentary about and by the street artist Banksy.
In the coming months collections will be chosen by some of Ireland’s most inventive and popular publications, festivals, venues and personalities and will feature their favourite films from the Volta catalogue of Irish and international independent films. Previous collections by Light House Cinema and Amnesty Internationalare already available on the site, with more to come from Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre, St. Patrick’s Festival, GCN, Nialler9 and many others.
Collection available here: http://www.volta.ie/