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In the Shadow of Women: A fourth French film from Cannes in theatres

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- After it opened the Directors’ Fortnight, the film by Philippe Garrel is hitting screens; Los Hongos is also getting a release

In the Shadow of Women: A fourth French film from Cannes in theatres
In the Shadow of Women by Philippe Garrel

There is currently a very noticeable lull in the wake of the Cannes frenzy, as only six new releases are hitting French screens today. Nevertheless, featuring among them is a title intending to make the very most of the springboard provided by the Croisette: In the Shadow of Women [+see also:
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by Philippe Garrel (read the review). The movie, which did a beautiful job of opening the Directors’ Fortnight, is being distributed by its producer, SBS, in partnership with Capricci Films, in 62 theatres.

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Another film that was popular with the critics, Los Hongos [+see also:
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by Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia (read the review), is being distributed by its French co-producer, Arizona, in 25 cinemas. After winning the Special Jury Prize in the Filmmakers of the Present section at Locarno last year, the feature was then screened in the Bright Future programme at Rotterdam, among other places.

Also coming out this Wednesday is the French title Neiges d'automne [+see also:
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by Hugo Bardin (Les Films du Saint-André-des-Arts in one theatre) and the documentary Ballet Boys [+see also:
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by Norway’s Kenneth Elvebakk (read the interview – distributed by ZED across seven screens).

At the box office, the French films released immediately after their screenings at Cannes are really holding their own, despite lagging behind the blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road (which was also presented on the Croisette). Standing Tall [+see also:
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by Emmanuelle Bercot (read the review), which opened the Official Selection out of competition, has smashed through the (estimated) 400,000 admissions mark in two weeks on release (Wild Bunch Distribution in 393 theatres). The Measure of a Man [+see also:
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by Stéphane Brizé (read the review and the interview with the director), which earned Vincent Lindon the Best Actor Award on Sunday, kicked off its run with around 200,000 admissions over six days (Diaphana Distribution in 181 cinemas and a print run that will be increased to 320 copies today). Lastly, My Golden Days [+see also:
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by Arnaud Desplechin (read the review), which was unveiled in the Directors’ Fortnight, has racked up 60,000 admissions in five days (distributed by Le Pacte across 199 screens, a print run that will swell by more than 100 copies today).

(Translated from French)

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