WELCOME TO MODERN FILMS
We believe in content that addresses pressing social issues of our times
Modern Films is a film production, distribution and event cinema company. We launched in 2017 with the release of Manifesto, starring Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles, in partnership with Tate Modern. On the production side, our Executive Produced I Am Not a Witch won a 2018 BAFTA for Outstanding Debut and has been selected as the UK entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
2019 looks forward to another year of strong films on release, including CPH:DOX winner documentary The Raft (directed by Marcus Lindeen) about a trans-Atlantic crossing/group social experiment in the 1970s. Love Sonia featuring Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and from the producer of Life Of Pi. Sweden’s entry for the Oscars Border (directed by Ali Abbasi) in partnership with the digital platform MUBI, Cannes Competitor, award-winner for Best Screenplay and crowd-pleaser Happy as Lazzaro (directed by Alice Rohrwacher), Rotterdam opener and Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition Dirty God (directed by Sacha Polak), and more to be announced soon.
THE LATEST FROM MODERN FILMS
Alice Rohrwacher’s beautiful and mysterious film Happy As Lazzaro flowers into something inexpressibly moving.
In Cinemas 5 April
The film plays at the Royal Opera House, London, on Wednesday 3 April, with a live satellite link-up to the introduction and Q&A in cinemas across the UK and Ireland - see: www.acostafilm.com
On release from 12 April
The Italian film-maker’s third movie, Happy As Lazzaro, is being hailed as visionary. Here she discusses her childhood in rural Umbria and why her work is always political
HAPPY AS LAZZARO wins the 2019 Youth Jury Prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Previous year’s winners include THE GUILTY, LAND OF MINE and WEEKEND.
BORDER wins Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Design, and Best Make-up at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards
LOVE SONIA to have a Premiere at the Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema in London, with Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha and Freida Pinto in attendance, as well as director Tabrez Noorani and producer David Womark. Event and release supported by SC Johnson - a family company at work for a better world.