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ROSIE ON DVD AND DEMAND APRIL 5TH

Following its recent acclaimed theatrical release in the UK, Element Distribution are pleased to announce ROSIE will be available on DVD & Digital in Ireland and the UK on April 5th and 8th respectively.

In ROSIE, award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle brings his signature brand of warmth and authenticity to a modern story of a Dublin family who have found themselves with nowhere left to go. Hailed as the most important Irish film of the year, ROSIE follows a young mother as she searches to find a room for the night for her family – a tense race against time as the hours count down and their options run out.

Set over 36 hours, ROSIE tracks a normal family faced with impossible choices and exposes just how easy it is to slip through the cracks. Directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Sarah Greene (Black 47, Penny Dreadful) and Moe Dunford (Vikings, Handsome Devil), ROSIE is a cinematic tour de force about love, family and how you protect your children when you have nowhere to call home.

ROSIE will be available digitally from a range of platforms, including: iTunes, Virgin Media, SKY, Amazon, Google Play and Volta. Irish DVD stockists include Tesco, Supervalu, Tower Records, Golden Discs, Amazon, Easons, and HMV and FOPP stores in the UK.

Funded by Screen Ireland, Element Distribution and BAI, ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is the Screen Ireland Executive Producer.

OLIVIA COLMAN REIGNS AS THE FAVOURITE AT THE OSCARS

Monday February 25th 2019: Element Pictures are delighted that Olivia Colman received the award for Best Actress at the 91st Academy Awards for her portrayal of Queen Anne in THE FAVOURITE. 

 

Speaking on the win, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented “ we are so delighted for Olivia, such a richly deserved award! The love for the film from audiences and critics alike worldwide has been gratifying and we are indebted to Yorgos for making a film we can all be so proud of. Long live the Queen!”

 

THE FAVOURITE has been a hit at the box-office since its premiere in Venice last August, with its current US box-office at over $30 million. In receiving 10 Academy Award nominations, THE FAVOURITE is the most nominated Irish film in the history of the Oscars.

 

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

 

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It is currently playing in Irish cinemas, released through Fox Searchlight.

 

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ RECEIVES TEN ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATIONS

Tuesday January 22 2019: There was much to celebrate in Element Picture’s Dublin offices today as their latest film THE FAVOURITE was nominated for an incredible ten Academy Awards®. Following her Golden Globe win, lead actress Olivia Colman continues to impress with another nomination with best supporting actress noms for both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.  Irishman Robbie Ryan was honoured with a nomination for cinematography and Yorgos Lanthimos is up for best director.

 

THE FAVOURITE also secured a nomination in the hotly-contested best picture category. This is Element Picture’s second best picture nomination at the Oscars, following their ROOM nomination 3 years ago. Element Pictures is the only Irish company to ever have secured two best picture nominations and with 10 nominations for THE FAVOUIRTE  it is now the most nominated Irish film ever at the Oscars.

 

Other nominations were Original Screenplay for Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara ,Production Design for Fiona Crombie and Alice Fenton, Film Editing for Yorgos Mavropsaridi and Costume Design for Sandy Powell.

 

Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented “We are in LA and jet lagged so we were wide awake and ready to watch the awards at whatever ungodly hour it was. Its incredible to get this recognition – maybe because the film has been so challenging to pull together over such a long time its all the sweeter. Huge congratulations to all the nominees and we are especially delighted that Yorgos got the nod for director – more than with most movies, its all down to him. We are dying to get back to Dublin to celebrate with our gang at Element who have all been such brilliant fellow travellers on the journey. And of course huge gratitude to Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.”

 

 

The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

THE FAVOURITE has been a critical and box-office hit since it premiered on the Lido in Venice last August where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won Best Actress. In December the film dominated the BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) with a record-breaking 10 awards on the night and is currently a box-office smash in the US grossing over $22m to date. The film opened in Ireland and the UK on January first and went straight to No2 in the box office that day.

 

 

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

 

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It is currently playing in Irish cinemas, released through Fox Searchlight.

 

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

ROSIE IS UK BOUND

Following massive critical acclaim and sold-out screenings in Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that ROSIE will be released in the UK on March 8th. ROSIE premiered last September in TIFF and was subsequently named as one of The Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 25 favourite films from the Fall festivals.

 

ROSIE is directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY) and stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.

 

Commenting on the upcoming release, Director Breathnach said “I’m thrilled that UK audiences will have the opportunity to view ROSIE on the big screen. We had some fantastic screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last year and are looking forward to bringing the film back to the UK this March.”

 

   RTÉ ★★★★★

An essential watch

 

IRISH TIMES ★★★★

It burns with a raw, insistent urgency. There are essential truths here

 

JOE.ie ★★★★★

Couldn’t be more timely or more topical if it tried

 

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST  ★★★★★

Gripping portrayal of a family on the edge

 

THE HERALD  ★★★★★

Powerful story-telling     

 

 THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Quietly heart-breaking

                           

 

 

To date, key international territories where ROSIE has sold include France, Portugal, Scandinavia & Poland with sales also confirmed to China, Taiwan Israel and the Middle East. Next week ROSIE will screen at the 48th International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

 

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Within the confines of their car, Rosie and John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is Screen Ireland’s Executive Producer. ROSIE is backed by Screen Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution , BAI and RTÉ.

 

ROSIE will be available on DVD and On Demand in Ireland on April 5th and the UK on April 8th

 

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ LANDS FIVE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMS

Element Pictures’ Production THE FAVOURITE continues on its award path with Golden Globe® nominations across five leading categories including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and a Best Actress nomination for Olivia Colman in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress noms for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

This follows Golden Globe nominations for previous Element productions including THE GUARD, ROOM and THE LOBSTER.

Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented ‘These nominations are a brilliant tribute to the team behind THE FAVOURITE including our director Yorgos Lanthimos and our incredible cast and crew. They  will also really help spur the positive box office in the US and beyond.

THE FAVOURITE has been a critical and festival hit since it premiered on the Lido in Venice in August where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won Best Actress. Last  weekend the film dominated the BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) with a record-breaking 10 awards on the night. It is currently performing strongly at the US box office where it had the highest per screen average on its opening weekend  since LA LA LAND, two years ago.

These nominations come on the back of rave reviews from US press including The New York Times  (‘wildly entertaining’), USA Today (‘an abundantly entertaining gem’), The Los Angeles Times (‘a devious delight’), The Wall Street Journal (‘sizzling hot’) and Rolling Stone (‘a bawdy, brilliant triumph’).

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It will be released in Ireland in January 2019 through Fox Searchlight.

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

The 76th annual Golden Globe® awards will take place on, January 6th 2019 .

 

THE FAVOURITE RULES AT 2018 BIFA’S

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ RULES AT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Element Pictures had much to celebrate last night at the Old Billingsgate in London where Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE sweeped the boards and picked up a record-breaking 10 wins at the British Independent Film awards.

The Irish produced film scooped some of the major awards including the night’s main prize, best British Independent Film, as well as Best Director for Lanthimos and best Screenplay for writers Deborah Davis and Tony Mcnamara. Following her win at Venice, Olivia Colman picked up the award for Best Actress with her co-star Rachel Weisz winning best-supporting actress.

These awards for THE FAVOURITE comes on the back of rave reviews from US press including The New York Times (‘wildly entertaining’), USA Today (‘an abundantly entertaining gem’), The Los Angeles Times (‘a devious delight’), The Wall Street Journal (‘sizzling hot’) and Rolling Stone (‘a bawdy, brilliant triumph’).

The Favourite currently has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is being hotly tipped for Oscars.

Commenting on last night’s wins, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney said “I’m thrilled for all involved in THE FAVOURITE, we had a wonderful cast and crew who worked on this film led by visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos and we’re all hugely grateful to BIFA for this massive recognition. “

Other wins on the night for THE FAVOURITE were best casting for Dixie Chassay, best cinematography for Robbie Ryan, best costume design for Sandy Powell, best makeup and hair design for Nadia Stacey and best production design for Fiona Crombie.

Alessandro Nivola picked up an award for best-supporting actor for his role in Sebastian Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, also produced by Element Pictures.

THE FAVOURITE will be released in Ireland on January 1st through Fox Searchlight and DISOBEDIENCE is in cinemas now.

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and partly post-produced in Dublin. Element’s previous productions include the Oscar-winning ROOM and THE GUARD.

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4, and Waypoint.

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ RULES AT US BOX OFFICE

THE FAVOURITE has had a huge opening weekend at the US Box-Office with a stunning $105,500 per theatre average, the highest of any film since LA LA LAND two years ago. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, it marks the third collaboration between visionary Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and Dublin based Element Pictures following their award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

The stellar Thanksgiving weekend opening for THE FAVOURITE comes on the back of rave reviews from US press including The New York Times (‘wildly entertaining’), USA Today (‘an abundantly entertaining gem’), The Los Angeles Times (‘a devious delight’), The Wall Street Journal (‘sizzling hot’) and Rolling Stone (‘a bawdy, brilliant triumph’).

THE FAVOURITE, released worldwide by Fox Searchlight, currently has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is being tipped for Oscars.

The female driven period piece is set at the court of Queen Anne (Colman), is directed by Lanthimos, written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and partly post produced in Dublin. It will be released in Ireland in January 2019. Element’s previous productions include the Oscar winning ROOM and THE GUARD.

Element Pictures’ THE FAVOURITE Leads British Independent Film Awards 2018 Nominations

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Element Pictures celebrate with an incredible 18 nominations for this year’s British Independent  Film awards  for Yorgos Lanthimos’  THE FAVOURITE and  Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE.

 

THE FAVOURITE leads the race with 13 noms including Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay. This follows major wins at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year for the much lauded film where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and also for Olivia Colman who won Best Actress.  The BIFA noms position THE FAVOURITE perfectly before its North American release later this month through Fox Searchlight with an Irish release set for January 1st.

 

Recent Fox Searchlight releases include last year’s Oscar winners, THE SHAPE OF WATER and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI.

 

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and visionary director Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

 

DISOBEDIENCE lands 5 noms at this years BIFA’s including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

Sebastián Lelio’s romantic drama stars Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. DISOBEDIENCE hits Irish cinemas later this year.

THE FAVOURITE has been nominated in the following categories

 

  • Best British Independent Film Yorgos Lanthimos, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday
  • Best Director – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Best Screenplay – Deborah Davis, Tony Mcnamara
  • Best Actress – Olivia Colman
  • Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
  • Best Casting – Dixie Chassay
  • Best Cinematography – Robbie Ryan
  • Best Costume Design – Sandy Powell
  • Best Editing – Yorgos Mavropsaridi
  • Best Sound- Johnnie Burn
  • Best Production Design- Fiona Crombie
  • Best Make-Up & Hair Design- Nadia Stacey

 

DISOBEDIENCE has been nominated in the following categories

 

  • Best Actress- Rachel Weisz
  • Best Supporting Actress- Rachel McAdams
  • Best Supporting Actor- Allessandro Nivola
  • Best Screenplay- Sebastián Lelio & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Best British Independent Film- Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ed Guiney, Frida Torresblanco, Rachel Weisz

 

The winners will be announced at the much anticipated awards ceremony to be held on Sunday December 2nd in central London.

 

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

ELEMENT PICTURES IN FIRST-LOOK PRODUCTION PACT with FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production for Film and Television Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum announced today that Element Pictures and Fox Searchlight Pictures have signed a first-look production deal for all theatrical films.

 

Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.  Element Pictures is currently working with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment and producers Ceci Dempsey (of Scarlet Films) and Lee Magiday on THE FAVOURITE directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.  The film is set for release on November 23, 2018 in North America and January 1, 2019 in the UK.

 

Said Greenbaum and Greenfield, “We have loved working with Ed and Andrew on THE FAVOURITE. They are brilliant producers who have deep relationships with some of the most unique and important directorial voices in the world. We enter this partnership with a shared commitment to bringing ground-breaking, ambitious works to the screen.”

 

Said Guiney and Lowe, “David and Matthew and the team at Searchlight are wonderful collaborators; they have great taste, are incisive, astute and very supportive. Our experience working together on THE FAVOURITE has demostrated that we have a shared sensibility and a strong ambition to make truly distinctive and outstanding work together.

 

Element Pictures recent productions include Sebastian Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams; Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman; ROOM, an onscreen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning novel directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson; and Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE LOBSTER, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. The much-hyped ROSIE, written by Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach will be released in Irish Cinemas on October 12th.

 

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Film. Recent award-winning productions include THE SHAPE OF WATER, BIRDMAN, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.

ROSIE selected to screen at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Element Pictures are delighted to announce that Paddy Breathnach’s much anticipated film ROSIE will receive its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. ROSIE will screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section which provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world. This marks the 8th Element produced film to be selected for TIFF; previous films include What Richard Did, Room and The Lobster.

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Paddy Breathnach (I Went DownViva) directs ROSIE, a film that explores the quietly apocalyptic ramifications of Ireland’s housing crisis, from a screenplay by Roddy Doyle (The Commitments, The Snapper) and starring Sarah Greene (Penny DreadfulRebellionBlack 47) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VikingsHandsome Devil) as her partner John Paul.

Speaking on the selection Breathnach commented “I loved making ROSIE and am thrilled it’ll have its first screening and begin its life in Toronto.”

Writer Roddy Doyle added : ‘’I was angry when I started work on the script that became ROSIE.  I was proud to be involved in its production, and it was a pleasure to watch Paddy Breathnach, the Element producers, and the cast and crew at work.  Now, I’m delighted that the film is to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Toronto audiences love their movies and I’m sure they’ll give ROSIE a good reception.  I wish, in many ways, that I hadn’t felt the need to write ROSIE – but I can’t wait for Irish audiences to see it in October.’’

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Roddy Doyle serves as Executive Producer alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, who previously brought us The Lobster and Room. Dearbhla Regan is executive producer for Screen Ireland.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin and is backed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ and Element Pictures Distribution.