Cine Europa to release more than ten European films until the end of the year
by Stefan Dobroiu
- The new Romanian distributor’s line-up includes the Venice-selected Marguerite and Lolo
Cine Europa, not to be confused with your favourite European film-industry website, is a new Romanian distributor with plans to conquer local audiences and cinemas with a rich and diverse slate of European films: more than ten, mostly French, productions are scheduled for release until the end of 2015.
Cine Europa is represented by Csilla Nagy, who says that the new releases will fill a gap in the Romanian film-distribution landscape. “There are several distributors releasing European films in Romania, but they focus on arthouse and festival films. We want to release both mainstream and arthouse films,” Nagy told Cineuropa. The company started activity at the end of August with Laurent Tirard’s Nicholas on Holiday [+see also:
film profile], released on 22 screens all over the country.
“Some of our initial titles are somewhat older, but until the end of the year we will release some very new films, such as Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite [+see also:
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile] and Julie Delpy’s Lolo [+see also:
interview: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon
film profile], both selected at this year’s Venice Film Festival,” said Nagy, adding that Cine Europa will have a close partnership with the 19th edition of the French Film Festival, which screens dozens of French productions in Bucharest and several other Romanian cities at the beginning of November.
Among the titles that Cine Europa is preparing for release in 2015 are Danièle Thompson's Des gens qui s’embrassent [+see also:
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile], Felix Herngren's The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [+see also:
film profile] and Albert Dupontel's 9 Month Stretch [+see also:
Besides Cine Europa, other Romanian distributors focusing on European films include Transilvania Film, Independenţa Film, Clorofilm and Asociaţia Macondo. A new player, Taylor Projects, will release the Dutch romantic comedy Tuscan Wedding [+see also:
film profile] on 23 October.