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Filmatique.com, a new platform for US audiences

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- A new online film-streaming site has been launched in New York, specialising in up-and-coming directors and arthouse cinema; titles include Short Skin, Sivas, Eat Your Bones and Modris

Filmatique.com, a new platform for US audiences
Short Skin by Duccio Chiarini

Filmatique.com, an online streaming platform based in New York and dedicated to up-and-coming directors and arthouse cinema, was launched a few weeks ago. It gives the general public of North America an unmissable chance to become acquainted with European movies and those from other continents that have surfaced on the international festival circuit over the last few months, and which are not available on the US market. More titles are added to the library every Thursday, all accompanied by exclusive interviews with their respective directors.

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“The programme for the first three months includes seven feature debuts and two sophomore features,” Lorenzo Fiuzzi, co-owner of Filmatique, along with Ursula Grisham and Melinda Prisco, told Cineuropa. “Over the next few weeks, we will be presenting Eat Your Bones [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and The Lord's Ride [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, two films by Jean-Charles Hue that form a diptych about the community of Yenish nomads in Northern France; Sivas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Turkish director Kaan Müjdeci, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice and also victorious at various other festivals; and El placer es mío by Mexican director Elisa Miller, who won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film.”

Among the movies that have already been presented and are currently available are Short Skin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Duccio Chiarini
film profile
]
, the debut feature by Italian director Duccio Chiarini, presented in the Biennale College of the Venice Film Festival and at the Berlinale; Laurence Anyways [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, the third feature by award-festooned filmmaker Xavier Dolan; Modris [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Juris Kursietis, Latvia's candidate for the Oscar in 2015, which was awarded at the San Sebastián Film Festival; and the Georgian title Line of Credit [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Salomé Alexi, revealed in Horizons at Venice and the winner of FEST New Directors/New Films in Portugal.

"I think the overarching theme is that important films are rarely commercial – and this must be fought for,” explains head curator Ursula Grisham. “And this is what we do: advocate these films that are socially, culturally or politically relevant, either by publicising them with press and newsletters or, when we can, acquiring them to stream and expand their audience and visibility. That's the advocate part; the curating part is the content we create around the films – aimed to stimulate discourse on both the films themselves and the topics and ways of life they explore. And, of course, we specialise in contemporary world cinema – we stream no classics and so on, unlike some other sites, such as MUBI or Film Struck. In that we are very different.”

Filmatique operates on an SVoD model, with a payment of $4.95 a month. At present, subscribers can take advantage of a free 30-day trial period.

(Translated from Italian)

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