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CANNES 2016 Market/Italy

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Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake will be distributed in Italy by Cinema

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- CANNES 2016: Here are the films from the 69th edition of the Festival that have been bought by Italian companies and will hit theatres over the next few months

Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake will be distributed in Italy by Cinema
I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach

Distributors swung into action at the Market to secure the best titles from the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake [+see also:
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by Ken Loach was bought by Valerio De Paolis’ company Cinema, which will distribute the film during the upcoming film season, whilst Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World [+see also:
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by Xavier Dolan, based on the play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce, will be released in January 2017 with Lucky Red. The company, which is headed up by Andrea Occhipinti, will also be releasing The Nice Guys [+see also:
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by Shane Black, which was shown out of competition at Cannes, on 1 June 2016. 

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Graduation [+see also:
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Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
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, which won Cristian Mungiu the award for Best Director, will be distributed by BIM, which also bought The Unknown Girl [+see also:
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Q&A: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. BIM will also be bringing The Red Turtle [+see also:
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to Italy, a debut animated film by Dutch director Michaël Dudok de Wit, co-produced by Studio Ghibli, which was founded by director Hayao Miyazaki. The film was awarded the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section. 

A film that divided both critics and audiences, The Neon Demon [+see also:
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by Nicolas Winding Refn,will be released in cinemas starting from 8 June with Koch Media

Julieta [+see also:
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Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
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by Pedro Almodovar, which was shown in competition but received no prize, is being released in Italy today, 26 May, by Warner Bros. Also hitting theatres today is Fiore [+see also:
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Q&A: Claudio Giovannesi
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by Claudio Giovannesi, under the distribution of BIM. The latter is one of the three Italian films to have been selected for Directors’ Fortnight, an independent section of the Cannes Film Festival. Sweet Dreams [+see also:
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by Marco Bellocchio will be released by 01 Distribution during the upcoming film season.

Neruda [+see also:
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, the sixth film by Chilean cult director Pablo Larraín, which was also selected for Directors’ Fortnight, will be released in Italy in October by Good Films, and last but not least, Parthénos will be handling the Italian release of two of the films most enthusiastically welcomed by the international press at the Festival: Sieranevada [+see also:
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Q&A: Cristi Puiu
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by Cristi Puiu, one of the two Romanian titles in the Official Selection, and One Week and a Day by Israeli director Asaph Polonsky, selected for Critics’ Week.

(Translated from Italian)

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