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Europe and the world

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- All the diversity of global production from the Old Continent with a special mention for films by Loach, Boyle, Reygadas, Hallström, Avila and Hororowitz

Europe and the world

While attendance in French cinemas plummeted again in April (-19.7%) after an increase in March, which brings the total up to 64.09 million admissions for the first four months of 2013 (down by 9.8%) according to the CNC’s estimations, distributors are not backing down and new films continue to come out in force: 16 this Wednesday!

Amongst them, European productions and coproductions particularly stand out, especially those from Latin America. Le Pacte, for example, is launching the controversial and fascinating Post Tenebras Lux [+see also:
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by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas on ten screens (review – coproduced by France, Germany and the Netherlands), winner of the Best Director Prize in Cannes in 2012. Two films featured in the Directors' Fortnight and coproduced by Spain are also being released: Clandestine Childhood [+see also:
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by Benjamin Avila (review - Pyramide on 56 screens) and Porfirio [+see also:
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by Alejandro Landes (Atopic Distribution on four screens).

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Coproductions between Europe and the rest of the world includes the Israeli-French coproduction Rock The Casbah [+see also:
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by Yariv Horowitz, widely appreciated in the Panorama of the Berlinale (review - Shellac on 28 screens).

Two films by famous directors from the Old Continent are also on the bill: Trance [+see also:
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by British director Dany Boyle (Pathé Films on 191 screens – with Scottish actor James McAvoy and French actor Vincent Cassel in the cast) and The Hypnotist [+see also:
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by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, discovered in competition in San Sebastian – UGC Distribution in 53 cinemas).

As for documentaries, a very interesting selection is also on today's programme with The Spirit of '45 [+see also:
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by British director Ken Loach (Special Screening at the Berlinale - distribution by Why Not in two cinemas), the Norwegian feature-length film Liv & Ingmar [+see also:
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by Dheeraj Akolkar (read the news and interview of Liv Ullmann in English - KMBO on 11 screens) and the Franco-Swiss coproduction Viramundo [+see also:
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by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, whose results will be informative since it was already released in Vod Premium as part of the pan-European Tide experiment (article - Urban Distribution on six screens).

Finally, two French comedies will complete this Wednesday’s offerings: the endearing Cheba Louisa [+see also:
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by Françoise Charpiat (article - with Isabelle Carré and Rachida Brakni - Wild Bunch Distribution on 169 screens) and Hotel Normandy [+see also:
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by Charles Nemes (starring Eric Elmosnino– StudioCanal in 266 cinemas).

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(Translated from French)

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