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European Art Cinema Day to take place on Sunday

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- Over 600 cinemas across the world are to offer special programming on 14 October, in a new edition of the initiative launched by CICAE in partnership with Europa Cinemas

European Art Cinema Day to take place on Sunday

European Art Cinema Day, the first common international initiative undertaken by exhibitors to promote European films and the local cinema experience, will take place around the world this Sunday 14 October. Launched in 2016 by the CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) in partnership with Europa Cinemas, this third edition of European Art Cinema Day will celebrate the diversity and creativity of European films and exhibitors with specially curated programmes taking place in movie theatres around the world.

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With the addition of six new participating countries, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Iran, the Netherlands and the USA, European Art Cinema Day has expanded its reach to 39 countries for this year's edition. Organised in collaboration with distributors, producers, rights holders and filmmaking talent, the initiative features preview screenings, children’s films and cinema classics, as well as a wide variety of guests, events and exhibitions curated to attract local audiences.

Three renowned European filmmakers will serve as European Art Cinema Day's ambassadors: German director Christian Petzold, French animation pioneer and BAFTA winner Michel Ocelot, and Italian director Alice Rohrwacher. The ambassadors are set to participate in local events and will promote the day through their networks.

The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, the Vice-President of the European Parliament Evelyne Gebhardt as well as the French and German Culture Ministers Françoise Nyssen and Monika Grütters have also been appointed as patrons for the day.

Among the events taking place on Sunday 14 October, Brussels’ BOZAR will host an exclusive premiere of Christian Petzold’s Transit [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christian Petzold
interview: Franz Rogowski
film profile
]
and Lukas Dhont’s Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lukas Dhont
film profile
]
, in the presence of Lucia Recalde, head of the MEDIA Unit of Creative Europe, Paris’ Le Louxor Theatre will host a Special Screening of Dilili in Paris [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
in the presence of Michel Ocelot, Berlin’s Yorck Kino will host a screening of Transit, introduced by Christian Petzold, and London’s BFI London Film Festival will screen Matteo Garrone’s Dogman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
and digitally re-transmit it alongside the Q&A with director Matteo Garrone and actor Marcello Fonte to cinemas around the UK.

Local cinemas have free rein to plan and curate their own events in order to cater offerings to the local audiences that they know best. The full list of participating cinemas around the world can be viewed here, with tickets available for purchase directly at your local cinema's box office: https://artcinemaday.org/en/cinemas

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