Volta, the Irish video on demand website, has partnered with Dublin Fringe Festival to create the Dublin Fringe Festival Film Collection. The selection of films, available now to stream or download from volta.ie, presents stories of underdogs, whistle-blowers, trailblazers and dream-makers and were chosen by the festival team in the lead up to the 19th annual Dublin Fringe Festival this September.
See the full collection here: http://www.volta.ie/
Exploring a range of contemporary issues from different perspectives, the collection, like Dublin Fringe Festival, presents fresh ideas, new voices and old masters, explosive stories and riotous adventure. A mix of new & classic drama and documentary ranging from Ken Loach’s Carla’s Song to the French documentary Entre Nos Mains explore themes of social justice while Nick Broomfield’s Driving Me Crazy and the LCD Soundsystem concert documentary Shut Up and Play The Hits take you backstage into two wildly different artists’ worlds.
The diverse collection also includes Michael Haneke’s Amour, a raw, unflinching examination of the strain an elderly couple’s relationship undergoes when one of them suffers a stroke. An international box office hit, it won the Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The most successful Irish film of 2012, What Richard Did, is joined by Pat Collins’ magnificent Silence, Ian Palmer’s Knuckle and Irish co-production Dreams of a Life. Two films by Irish production company Still Films also make the list: Seaview, which explores the lives and difficulties of residents at Mosney, now operated by the Irish government as a holding centre for asylum seekers, and Pyjama Girls, which traces the explosive micro-dramas of pyjama clad teenage life against the bleak backdrop of Dublin’s inner-city flats.
Tom Lawlor, Volta Marketing Manager said “Our partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival marks a new opportunity for Irish arts lovers to find films which capture the diversity, excitement and artistic excellence that Dublin Fringe Festival is synonymous with.”
Róise Goan, Director of Dublin Fringe Festival said “The diversity and exceptional quality of Volta’s film collection was an amazing canvas to make a selection from. The films we have chosen represent some of the themes and ideas that the 2013 edition of Dublin Fringe Festival will explore. These films have inspired us and we hope that they will inspire, delight, challenge and entertain you too”.
Previous collections by Light House Cinema and Le Cool Dublin are already available on the site, with more to come from Project Arts Centre, GCN, Nialler9, broadsheet.ie, entertainment.ie and many others.
Collection available here: http://www.volta.ie/
Dublin Fringe Festival: http://www.fringefest.com