Pyramide releases Party Girl in 151 theatres
- The winner of the Cannes Caméra d'Or hits screens today, while Jour2Fête and Chrysalis are releasing Danish western The Salvation, which was also unveiled on the Croisette
The young French directors’ feature films that were popular at the Cannes Festival in May this year are currently burning bright on the release schedule in France. After Thomas Cailley’s Love at First Fight [+see also:
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile] (which took 94,000 admissions in its first week, with the third-highest average sales per screen in the weekly box-office chart – Haut et Court Distribution across 156 screens) and before Hippocrates [+see also:
interview: Thomas Lilti
film profile] by Thomas Lilti (released on 3 September courtesy of Le Pacte), today sees the arrival of Party Girl [+see also:
interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
film profile], by directing trio Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, in cinemas. Having garnered wide critical acclaim, the winner of the Caméra d'Or on the Croisette (where the film also appeared on the awards list of Un Certain Regard, taking home the Ensemble Acting Prize) is being released by Pyramide Distribution in 151 theatres. In addition, the movie was also crowned with the Audience Award at the Paris Cinéma Festival.
Another Cannes title joins Party Girl on the schedules this Wednesday: The Salvation [+see also:
interview: Kristian Levring
film profile] by Danish director Kristian Levring. Revealed at an Official Selection Midnight Screening on the Croisette, this extremely hard-hitting western, featuring a brilliant performance by Mads Mikkelsen, is being distributed by Jour2Fête and Chrysalis in 126 cinemas.
Also of note among the European productions is Version Originale/Condor’s release of Enemy [+see also:
film profile] by Denis Villeneuve across 157 screens; the title was produced by Spain and Canada, and was present at last year’s Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals.
As for the box office, French blockbuster Lucy [+see also:
film profile] by Luc Besson is still way ahead of the pack in its third week (EuropaCorp Distribution across 615 screens) and has taken a total of 3.55 million admissions in France (as against takings of $113 million over five weeks in the US). Also of interest in the top ten is the resilient French comedy Serial (Bad) Weddings [+see also:
film profile], which is still rocking up in eighth place even in its 19th week, having taken a total of 11.92 million admissions.
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