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Vanishing Waves lapping French shores

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- Directed by Kristina Buozyté of Lithuania, the winner of the Méliès d’Or 2012 for the Best European Fantastic Film has arrived in French theatres

Vanishing Waves lapping French shores

While The Past [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Only God Forgives [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
film profile
]
 and The Great Beauty [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
(La Grande Bellezza) were launched in French theatres simultaneously with their world premieres in competition on the Croisette, French distributors are holding back their other aces shown in Cannes for later release dates, which leaves room this week for many new European titles signed, in particular, by Kristina Buozyté, Fatih Akin, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui de Mata, Sally Potter and Ziad Doueri.

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Special mention last year in Karlovy Vary in the East of the West section and consecrated Méliès d’Or for the Best European Fantastic Film of 2012, Vanishing Waves [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kristina Buozyte
film profile
]
 by Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyté (read the review and watch the video interview of the director) arrives today on French screens, distributed by Helios Films in eight cinemas.

This Wednesday's second attraction is The Attack [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ziad Doueiri
film profile
]
by Ziad Doueri (review) unveiled in Toronto, winner of the Special Prize of the Jury in San Sebastian and Cineuropa Prize at the Istanbul Festival. Coproduced by France, Belgium, Qatar and Egypt, the film is being launched in 90 theatres by Wild Bunch Distribution.

Critics have also given their support to The Last Time I Saw Macau [+see also:
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film profile
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(La dernière fois que j'ai vu Macao) by Portuguese duo João Pedro Rodrigues - João Rui de Mata (article), discovered in competition in Locarno and released by Epicentre Films in 15 cinemas.

European cinema is especially well-represented this week as Pyramide is distributing the documentary Polluting Paradise [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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 by German director Fatih Akin in 16 cinemas (discovered in a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012) and Eurozoom is releasing Ginger & Rosa [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by English director Sally Potter in 16 theatres.

Also worth mentioning, the Franco-Belgian coproduction Je suis supporter du Standard [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Riton Liebman (news - Urban Distribution in 53 theatres), Heavy Girls by German director Alexandre Ranish (Commune Image Media/Takamaté Films in one theatre), the Norwegian production Pisse de chat by Eduardo Lamora (Les Films Saint-André des Arts in one theatre) and L’harmonie familiale by French director Camille de Casablanca (Art Cinefeel in three cinemas).

In the box-office, The Past by Asghar Farhadi (review), which brought Bérénice Bejo the Best Actress Award in Cannes, has chalked up 400,000 admissions in ten days and has only backed off by 15 % in its second week, on the bill in 350 cinemas. Only God Forgives by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn has drawn 202,000 spectators in five days in 343 theatres, and The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has scored 36,000 admissions over the same period of time in 81 cinemas.

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(Translated from French)

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