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RELEASES France

Three Worlds and other 5-star European titles out in cinemas

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- Catherine Corsini’s film, Tabu, Wuthering Heights, Beyond the Walls, and Anna Karenina are all out

Three Worlds and other 5-star European titles out in cinemas

The group release of quality European films continues today in French cinemas to the great delight of cinephiles, even if they will have to make choices that will no doubt be damaging to some titles, a recurring issue for 15 days now (read more here and here). Pyramide is notably releasing 170 copies of Catherine Corsini’s Three Worlds [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Arta Dobroshi
film profile
]
, a film discovered at the last Certain Regard in Cannes (read the review and the interview with the director) starring a brilliant Raphaël Personnaz.

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Also out are Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes’s fascinating Tabu [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miguel Gomes
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
, which won the Alfred Bauer Award and FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Berlinale (Shellac on 46 copies), and Belgian director David Lambert’s endearing Beyond the Walls [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: David Lambert
film profile
]
, a film that premiered at the Cannes Critics’ Week and stars newcomer Guillaume Gouix (Epicentre Films).

There will also be British films, with two adaptations of literary classics. Diaphana is releasing 18 copies of Andrea Arnold’s very well-reviewed Wuthering Heights [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Arnold
film profile
]
, which won the Osella for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. And Universal Pictures International France has distributed Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(read more), starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, in 142 cinemas.

Also worth noting are another Belgian film, Bavo Defurne’s Nordzee, Texas [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(winner in the Alice in the City section at the 2011 Rome Film Festival – distribution: Outplay), as well as Kad Merad and Olivier Baroux’s French comedy F.B.I.: Frog Butthead Investigators [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Gaumont in 460 cinemas), Jacques Bral’s Le Noir (Te) Vous Va Si Bien (lit. "Black suits you so well" - Thunder Films in 40 cinemas) and two documentaries by Sylvain George: Les éclats (ma gueule, ma révolte, mon nom) and L’impossible, pages arrachées (distribution: Noir Production).

At the box office, Régis Roinsard’s Populaire [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
(lit. "Popular") has started off with 326,000 admissions in five days, while animation film Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
has attracted 110,000 cinema-goers. Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
has reached 350,000 admissions in 12 days, and Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
has sold 324,000 tickets in the same period.

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(Translated from French)

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