Wild Bunch launches Blue is the Warmest Colour in 366 cinemas
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Palme d'Or from Cannes 2013 begins its tour of European releases. Also on screens the promising Vandal and Danish film Northwest
After several weeks of controversy scrutinized in the media between the director Abdellatif Kechiche and duo Adèle Exarchopoulos - Léa Seydoux, images will finally be able to speak for themselves with the release today in 366 French cinemas via Wild Bunch Distribution of the exceptional Palme d'Or from Cannes 2013: Blue is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile]. Also distributed this Wednesday in Belgium and Switzerland, the feature will notably come out tomorrow in the Netherlands and Hungary, on October 18 in Poland, 24 in Italy, 25 in Spain, 31 is Greece, November 1 in Lithuania, 15 in the UK and Norway, 22 in Sweden, 28 in the Czech Republic, December 5 in Denmark, 19 in Germany, and 20 in Austria. It is worth mentioning that this film, which tells a magnificent love story and contains a few explicit sexual scenes (notably one that caused much controversy), can only be seen by spectators over the age of 12 in France and has a warning for scenes that may harm the sensitivity of the younger public. It will be interesting to see what levels of prohibition will be applied by other European countries.
Good reviews too this Wednesday for the first feature by Hélier Cisterne: Vandal [+see also:
film profile] (read the article) which throws a teenager (brilliantly played by Zinedine Benchenine) in the universe of "street art", and in particular of graffiti. This Justin Taurand production (Producer on the Move 2011 for the European Film Promotion) for Les Films du Bélier is distributed on 42 screens by Pyramide.
Amongst the 16 (!) news films this week, it is also worth noting a striking immersion into the criminal universe with Northwest by Danish director Michael Noer (distribution Bac Films on 26 screens), a rising director in his home country (he began with features by co-directing the award winning R [+see also:
film profile] with Tobias Lindholm). Finally, Rezo bets 147 screens on the Franco-Belgian-Luxembourg coproduction Brotherhood of Tears [+see also:
film profile] by Jean-Baptiste Andrea starring Jérémie Renier (read the article).
(Translated from French)
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