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Ad Vitam brings out '71 in 81 theatres

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- The Paris-based distributor continues to focus on quality, and is releasing the British movie revealed at Berlin and directed by French filmmaker Yann Demange

Ad Vitam brings out '71 in 81 theatres
'71 by Yann Demange

The British production '71 [+see also:
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Q&A: Yann Demange
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by French director Yann Demange, a feature debut that was a completely unexpected revelation in competition at the most recent Berlinale and has just garnered nine nominations at the British Independent Film Awards (read the news), is being released in 81 French theatres today, courtesy of Ad Vitam

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Following hot on the trail of an English soldier (played by the very impressive Jack O'Connell) who has been cut off from the rest of his unit in Belfast and is now being hunted down, the film is testimony to the high-quality editorial policy and sense of discovery of the Paris-based distribution company (which this year has released Gloria [+see also:
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, Grand Central [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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]
and A Hijacking [+see also:
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interview: Tobias Lindholm
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]
, among other titles). This is also obvious from Ad Vitam’s line-up for the next few months, which boasts the eagerly awaited Eden [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
film profile
]
by Mia Hansen Love (19 November), the feature debut Qu'Allah bénisse la France ! [+see also:
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film profile
]
by rapper/author Abd al Malik (winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Toronto – released on 10 December), the Cannes Grand Prix winner The Wonders [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
film profile
]
by Italy’s Alice Rohrwacher (11 February 2015), Whiplash by US filmmaker Damien Chazelle (winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance – 24 December), the Franco-Israeli production Atlit by Shirel Amitai (21 January 2015) and Gente de bien [+see also:
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by Colombian filmmaker Franco Lolli (revealed in the Cannes Critics’ Week – released on 18 March 2015).

Also hitting screens today is the brilliant The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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film focus
interview: François Ozon
film profile
]
by François Ozon, which stars Roman Duris and Anaïs Demoustier in two sublime roles (Mars Distribution across 280 screens); the Franco-Belgian-Spanish co-production Paradise Lost [+see also:
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making of
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]
by Italian director Andrea De Stefano (presented out of competition at San Sebastian, and starring Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar, alongside Josh Hutcherson – distributed by Pathé); the very enjoyable Swiss-Belgian co-production Chubby [+see also:
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by Bruno Deville (read the review – distributed by ARP Sélection); West [+see also:
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by German director Christian Schwochow (Sophie Dulac Distribution across 38 screens); and History of Fear [+see also:
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by Benjamin Naishtat (co-produced by France and Germany – unveiled in competition at Berlin – read the review – distributed by Shellac). Lastly, among the new documentaries being released, we could highlight Grizzly by Britain’s Alastair Fothergill (distributed by The Walt Disney Company France) and Steak (R)évolution by Frank Ribière (Jour2Fête in 17 cinemas).

(Translated from French)

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