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Unifrance brings French cinema to China

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Unifrance brings French cinema to China

Organised by Unifrance Films, the 8th French Film Panorama in China will run from April 5-May 30 in the cities of Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hangzhou. The event, which opened on Tuesday, has a line-up including 12 shorts and ten features, two of which have already been acquired by local distributor Champs Lis: François Ozon’s Potiche [+see also:
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and Philippe Le Guay’s Service Entrance [+see also:
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The following films will also be screened in their original version subtitled in Chinese: Eric Lartigau’s The Big Picture [+see also:
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, Alix Delaporte’s Angèle and Tony [+see also:
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, Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s animated film A Cat in Paris [+see also:
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, Marc Fitoussi’s Copacabana [+see also:
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, Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin’s Oceans [+see also:
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, René Féret’s Nannerl [+see also:
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, Zabou Breitman’s No and Me [+see also:
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and Hervé Mimran and Géraldine Nakache’s All That Glitters [+see also:
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In 2010, seven French films were distributed in Chinese theatres, one highlight being Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec [+see also:
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, which achieved the best score in the history of French-language films in China with 1.8m admissions for a 600-print run. On another scale, Pascal Chaumeil’s Heartbreaker [+see also:
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also performed well, attracting 135,000 viewers after its release in 40 theatres.

(Translated from French)

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