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RELEASES France

All aspects of European cinema

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- New attractive releases by Tavernier, Provost, Doillon, Offenstein, Curtis and Glasner. And a coproduction zest with Puenzo and the Coen brothers

All aspects of European cinema
Bertrand Tavernier's Quai d'Orsay

After two weeks of school holidays during which attendance in French cinemas took off thanks to an enticing film offer stimulated by the American-British coproduction Gravity (2.4 million admissions in 12 days) and the French surprise 9 Month Stretch (1.27 million spectators in 19 days, this Wednesday witnesses a new wave of quality European works.  

National production shines notably with Quai d'Orsay [+see also:
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by Bertrand Tavernier, Best Screenplay Award and Fipresci Prize in San Sebastian, launched by Pathé in 424 cinemas.

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Big release too in 561 cinemas via Gaumont for Turning Tide [+see also:
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interview: Jean Cottin
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by Christophe Offenstein with François Cluzet on a boat in a race around the world (read the article and the interview of the producer Jean Cottin).

Critics also back the Franco-Belgian coproduction Violette [+see also:
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by Martin Provost (read the article) which world-premiered in Toronto with Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain and Olivier Gourmet in the cast (Diaphana Distribution on 160 screens).

As for Jacques Doillon, he proves that he has not lost any of his talent with Love Battles [+see also:
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, discovered at the Panorama of the Berlinale (read the review - KMBO on 16 screens).

Non-national European cinema does not lack assets either with About Time [+see also:
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by British director Richard Curtis (unveiled in Locarno and Best European Film Award in San Sebastian - Universal Pictures in 210 cinemas), Mercy [+see also:
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interview: Matthias Glasner
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by German filmmaker Matthias Glasner (appreciated in competition last year in Berlin - Jour2Fête on 10 screens) and Wakolda [+see also:
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by Lucia Puenzo, a coproduction between Argentina, France, Spain, and Norway, showcased at the Certain Regard last May in Cannes (read the review - Pyramide on 40 screens).

It is finally worth mentioning the American-French feature Inside Llewyn Davis by Ethan and Joel Coen, Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival 2013 (distributed by its coproducer StudioCanal in 356 cinemas), but also two documentaries: the Swiss-Indian film Sadhu by Gaël Métroz (Urban Distribution) and French movie Les jours heureux by Gilles Perret (distribution La Vaka Prod).

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(Translated from French)

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