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UGC releases Dheepan in 305 theatres

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- Jacques Audiard’s film, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, hits the box office, whilst Shellac releases the final film in the Arabian Nights trilogy

UGC releases Dheepan in 305 theatres
Dheepan by Jacques Audiard

The somewhat paradoxical winner of the Palme d’Or of Cannes 2015, as it almost seemed to be the career of the director that was being awarded as opposed to the film, which is undeniably very strong but not necessarily the best of its creator (his profuse talent always gives rise to discussion, which is always better than the alternative), Dheepan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
by Jacques Audiard (read the review and the interview with the director) was released in 305 theatres today by UGC Distribution. A strategy involving a summer release modelled on Audiard’s previous film A Prophet [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
film profile
]
, which was also awarded at Cannes and released at the end of August 2009, reaching a total of 1.3 million admissions. The film was released today in Belgium and Switzerland, but will not be released until 18 September in Sweden (distribution: TriArt Film AB), 29 October in Italy (via Cinema, Valerio de Paolis’ new company), 10 December in Germany (Weltkino) and 24 March 2016 in Denmark (Camera Film).

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Also hitting the box office today is Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
, the third film in the trilogy by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes, which was unveiled during Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes this year (read the review and interviews with the director and French co-producer and distributor Thomas Ordonneau). The 60 copies released by Shellac of The Enchanted One will join those of the first two films in the trilogy still in theatres: 61 copies of The Restless One [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
and 74 copies of The Desolate One [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
.

Also worth pointing out is that French animation The Little Prince [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
by Mark Osborne (distribution Paramount Pictures France) has seen 1.3 million admissions in nearly four weeks, Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven has seen over 400,000 admissions in nine weeks (and is still in theatres with over 100 copies in circulation courtesy of Ad Vitam Distribution), and Marshland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
by Spanish director Alberto Rodriguez (distribution Le Pacte) has seen 224,000 admissions in almost five weeks. These films took their chances in a summer line-up dominated by Hollywood blockbusters and French comedy Les Profs 2 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(3.2 million admissions in seven weeks - UGC Distribution).

(Translated from French)

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