Justine Triet and Emmanuelle Bercot on centre stage
- Today the two directors launch La bataille de Solférino and On my Way. Also on screens, Bertolucci’s latest film
Current French cinema does not lack young talented female directors. The list includes Céline Sciamma, Mia Hansen-Love, Rebecca Zlotowski, Alix Delaporte, Katell Quillévéré, Héléna Klotz, and Maïwenn amongst others. To this emerging generation, following in the footsteps of Pascale Ferran, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Anne Fontaine, Catherine Breillat, Nicole Garcia and Claire Denis, we can today add Justine Triet, whose first feature, the original La bataille de Solférino [+see also:
film profile] (read the review), is released this Wednesday by Shellac on 48 screens. An attraction of the ACID selection at the last Cannes Film Festival and Grand Prix of the Paris Cinéma Festival, le film is played by Laetitia Dosch and Vincent Macaigne and was produced by Ecce Films for a small budget of 840,000 euros including an advance on receipts from the CNC and a pre-purchase by Ciné+.
Another French director (for whom this isn’t a first attempt) is also honoured this Wednesday: Emmanuelle Bercot with On my Way [+see also:
film profile], noticed in competition at the Berlinale (read the review) starring Catherine Deneuve. This Fidélité Films production (decidedly under the spolight this week after the designation of Renoir [+see also:
interview: Christa Théret
film profile] as the French candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2014) is launched in 231 cinemas by Wild Bunch.
Besides these two highly acclaimed films, Me and You [+see also:
film profile] also stands out by famous Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, discovered out of competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (read the interview - distribution KMBO on 32 screens). As for comedy, Les invincibles by Frédéric Berthe (with Atmen Kélif, Gérard Depardieu and Virginie Efira in the cast) massively takes over the screens in 422 cinemas via EuropaCorp Distribution. Finally, the panorama of today’s European releases is completed by Le monde doit m'arriver by Jonathan Taïeb and three documentaries: Cinema Komunisto, Il était une fois en Yougoslavie by Mila Turajlic, Barcelona, avant que le temps ne l'efface by Mireia Ros and Vietnam Paradiso by Julien Lahmi. So many titles that will attempt to attract an audience very solicited by the media frenzy surrounding the release of the competitor from Cannes Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh (distribution ARP Sélection).
(Translated from French)
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