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Jour2Fête pins its hopes on A Street in Palermo

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- Close-up on the distributor releasing Emma Dante’s film; among the other new releases are Jimmy’s Hall, Love Punch and The Second Game

Jour2Fête pins its hopes on A Street in Palermo
A Street in Palermo by Emma Dante

Helmed by Etienne Ollagnier and Sarah Chazelle, within just a few years Jour2Fête has established itself as a top-notch player on the independent distribution scene in France, with titles ranging from A Royal Affair [+see also:
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to More than Honey [+see also:
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, via Miele [+see also:
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, The Milk of Sorrow [+see also:
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, Yella [+see also:
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and Mercy [+see also:
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, among others. Today, the Paris-based company is releasing A Street in Palermo [+see also:
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in 35 theatres (including eight in Paris); the film is by Italian director Emma Dante and earned Elena Cotta the title of Best Actress at the last Venice Film Festival.

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A Street in Palermo has been very well received by exhibitors, and it’s benefitting from a great deal of exposure and a solid marketing strategy,” highlights Etienne Ollagnier. “Our goal was to make it at least as visible as it was in its home country. We’ll be following this up with The Salvation [+see also:
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by Danish director Kristian Levring on 27 August, which we’ll be co-distributing with Chrysalis Films. That will be a huge release for us, across 100-150 screens, simultaneously in the arthouse venues and the commercial theatres. The film, which was shown at a Midnight Screening at Cannes (editor’s note: starring Mads Mikkelsen), has been very well received by the press. And then, on 15 October, we’re distributing a firm favourite: the British film Lilting [+see also:
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by Hong Khaou, starring Ben Whishaw. We also have to schedule a release for another Cannes film: Amour fou [+see also:
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by Austria’s Jessica Hausner. And in terms of documentaries, we will be releasing Steak Revolution by Franck Ribière on 5 November, which is about the search for the best meat in the world. It’s really a film for all the carnivores out there, which shatters common preconceptions and tackles the subject from a ‘great grub’ point of view and not from a junk-food angle, as tends to be the case.”

Among the other new releases hitting French screens today, Le Pacte is distributing 196 copies of Jimmy's Hall [+see also:
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by English director Ken Loach (revealed in competition at Cannes), and SND is bringing out the comedy Love Punch by Joel Hopkins (starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Louise Bourgouin and Laurent Lafitte - production headed by Radar Films on the French side). Also of note is Araf, Somewhere in Between (Limbo) [+see also:
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by Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu, selected in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and distributed directly by its French co-producer, CDP, in two Paris cinemas.

Lastly, the documentary The Second Game [+see also:
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by Romania’s Corneliu Porumboiu, unveiled at the Berlinale Forum in 2014, is being brought out by Contre-allée Distribution in three Paris movie theatres and will then benefit from a more extensive distribution. On the subject of the talented director of 12:08 East of Bucharest [+see also:
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and Police, Adjective [+see also:
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, it is also interesting to note that Arte France Cinéma will co-produce his upcoming feature film, Le Trésor, together with Paris-based outfits Rouge International and Les Films du Worso.

(Translated from French)

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