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Get Well Soon or Eat Your Bones?

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- SND is releasing Jean Becker’s “classic” and successful film in 375 cinemas, while Capricci is pinning its hopes on Jean-Charles Hue’s wild ride

Get Well Soon or Eat Your Bones?
Get Well Soon by Jean Becker

“We have to be wary of preconceived notions at all costs. The encounters that we have, including those with very different people, can change us profoundly.” Although he is saying this about his film Get Well Soon [+see also:
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, which is distributed today by SND across 375 screens, Jean Becker could just as easily be talking about the diversity of French cinema, which is again clearly illustrated by the new releases hitting screens this Wednesday. Indeed, also getting a release are Benoît Jacquot’s 3 Hearts [+see also:
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, with its love triangle (involving Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni) that makes an attempt to follow in François Truffaut’s footsteps (revealed in competition at Venice - Wild Bunch Distribution); the incendiary Eat Your Bones [+see also:
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by Jean-Charles Hue, popular at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (read the review – distributed by its producer, Capricci Films, in 61 theatres); and the astonishing Tout est faux [+see also:
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by Jean-Marie Villeneuve, a micro-budget film that verges on the experimental (Les Films du Saint-André in one cinema). 

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Get Well Soon cuts almost a kind of “quiet father” figure to these three titles, but it is just as successful thanks to the skills of a director who has often made his own way at the box office (from One Deadly Summer to La tête en friche [+see also:
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, via Strange Gardens, Conversation with My Gardener [+see also:
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and Love Me No More [+see also:
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). Starring Gérard Lanvin, Fred Testot, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Swann Arlaud, Claudia Tagbo and Anne-Sophie Lapix, his 14th feature film (an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Marie-Sabine Roger) is set in a hospital and uses a humorous approach (a subject matter that is very much in fashion lately, as demonstrated by the success currently being enjoyed by Hippocrates [+see also:
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). Sixty-year-old Pierre is bed-ridden, with one of his legs in plaster. Every day, this tenacious, misanthropic character witnesses the comings and goings of hospital staff, and then of his loved ones. Over the course of his encounters, he starts to see the others in a different light, and this very necessary hospital visit ends up being rather like a rebirth… Produced by Ice3 and KJB Productions, Get Well Soon was co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and SND, which is also handling international sales.

This Wednesday is also a testament to top-notch British cinema, with Pride [+see also:
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by Matthew Warchus (which brought the latest Cannes Directors’ Fortnight to a close in a fittingly fun-filled and energetic fashion – distributed by Pathé) and the British-American-German co-production A Most Wanted Man [+see also:
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by Dutch director Anton Corbijn, a spy thriller adapted from the novel by John Le Carré and starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mars Distribution).

Lastly, of note is the Austrian feature film Shirley – Visions of Reality [+see also:
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by Gustav Deutsch, revealed at the Berlinale Forum 2013 and for which 13 famous paintings by Edward Hopper were built as sets in a film studio and the characters brought to life (distributed by KMBO).

(Translated from French)

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