8 European productions on the billboards
In the wake of Parfum de la Dame en Noir [+see also:
interview: Bruno Podalydès
interview: Pascal Caucheteux
film profile], by La Spectatrice, Dernier signe and of Kilomètre zéro [+see also:
film profile], European production and in particular French production make a strong return to the theatres this Wednesday in France. In total, eight European productions attempt to overturn the current domination by American films over those from France. In terms of audience potential, the best hopes rest no doubt with Le Parfum de la Dame en Noir by Bruno Podalydes, returning from the Venice where the film was screened out of competition last week (read the article). Released with a total of 327 prints by UGC Distribution , the new comic investigation by Detective Rouletabille has as reference point the million spectators seduced in 2003 for the first part Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune.
Produced and distributed with 41 prints by Memento Films, Kilomètre zéro directed by the Kurd Hiner Saleem, for its part, kicks off garnered with praise from the Cannes Film Festival (read the article ). As for the first feature by Paolo Franchi, La spectatrice, crowned last year at the Italian film festival at Annecy and played by Barbora Bobulova (elected best actress of the year at the recent David for Cuore sacro), will have 15 prints from Bodega Films.
Among the new films on the billboard, Mars Distribution launches, with 34 prints, A ce soir by Laure Duthilleul with Sophie Marceau and Clotilde Hesme (seen at Venice in Les Amants réguliers [+see also:
interview: Philippe Garrel
film profile]), while Pathé Distribution bet a dozen copies on Grabuge by maverick Jean-Pierre Mocky with Michel Serrault and Charles Berling. But the biggest release of the week concerns the French-Canadian co-production Le dernier signe by Douglas Law with Andy Mac Dowell, Samuel Le Bihan and Tim Roth, majority produced and distributed on 404 prints by Carrère Group. Finally, worth noting also the discreet arrival in the theatres of the French-German-Cameroon documentary Le malentendu colonial by Jean-Marie Teno, and of Polyeucte by Christophe Atebekian.
(Translated from French)
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