BIM Catalogue: 25 titles to move the public
by Camillo de Marco
28/06/2012 - “This catalogue is one of the strongest we’ve every had: 25 titles that demonstrate our strong belief in cinema, movie theatres and in exhibitors, during a time when it is increasingly difficult to have a fiduciary relationship. It is in this way that Valerio De Paolis, president of BIM, presents the new line-up to the exhibitors participating in the Professional summer days – Ciné in Riccione. The company, funded by De Paolis in 1983, has always been orientated towards auteur cinema, and made quality purchases at the Cannes Market where they acquired Rust & bone [trailer, film focus] by Jacques Audiard, The Hunt [trailer, film focus] by Thomas Vinterberg with MadsMikkelsen (best actor at Cannes), Dupa Dealuri [trailer, film focus] by Cristian Mungiu (best screenplay), The Angel’s Share [trailer, film focus] by Ken Loach (Jury Prize at Cannes), and the documentary Woody about Woody Allen.
In the catalogue there is also Barbara by Christian Petzold, Two Mothers by Anne Fontaine, 360 by Fernando Mirelles, Hide park on Hudson by Roger Mitchell, Hypnotist by Lasse Hallstrom. One particularly important acquisition for De Paolis is Un giorno devi andare, the latest film by Italian director Giorgio Diritti produced by his Arancia Film and Lionello Cerri (Lumière): “it’s a film that will move the audience”.
BIM has announced other titles that are still in postproduction: Tutto parla di te by Alina Marazzi with Charlotte Rampling, Diana by Oliver Hirschbiegel BIM ha annunciato altri titoli ancora in produzione: Tutto parla di te di Alina Marazzi con Charlotte Rampling, Diana di Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), Lay the Favorite by Stephen Frears, (La caduta), Lay the Favourite di Stephen Frears, Dans la maison [trailer] by François Ozon, Populaire by Régis Roinsard with Romain Duris, the new film by Ashgar Farhadi (Oscar for A Separation) with Marion Cotillard, Promised Land by Gus van Sant.
“We are able to release two films a month, which is already a lot” Mario Papini, commercial director of BIM, told Cineuropa. “Very little movie theatres can show a quality product are. For us it is a challenge: our cinemas are not certain to grow, they can only diminish.”
(Translated from Italian)