Belgian star heads French contingent
by Anne Feuillère
With four US productions appearing on screens (Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club, Robert Zemeckis’s eagerly-awaited blockbuster Beowulf, Marco Kreutzpaintner’s Trade and Frederik Du Chau’s Underdog), Swedish director Roy Andersson’s You, The Living [+see also:
interview: Pernilla Sandström
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile] (see Focus; distributed by Cinéart) adds some European flavour this week, along with four French productions.
Leading this French contingent is Belgian star Benoît Poelvoorde, who appears in Daniel Cohen’s Les Deux mondes [+see also:
film profile] (“The Two Worlds”, see news), released on a generous 30 screens by Belga Film in Wallonie and Luxembourg alone.
Released in France today (see news), Les Deux mondes is a lively comedy that seems to have left the actor worn-out. Poelvoorde recently revealed to the Belgian press that he turned down a role in Cineman, Yann Moix’s next film, in order to recover after a very hectic year shooting Cohen’s film, Asterix (see news) and the smaller production Cowboy [+see also:
interview: Benoît Mariage
film profile] by fellow Belgian Benoît Mariage, set for release on December 4.
Also featuring in this week’s line-up of French films are Olivier Barroux’s Ce soir je dors chez toi [+see also:
film profile] (“Tonight, I’m Sleeping At Your Place”), starring Jean Paul Rouve and Mélanie Doutey (distributed on 9 screens by Les Films de L'Elysée), and Persepolis [+see also:
interview: Marc-Antoine Robert
interview: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Pa…
film profile] (see Focus), released in the original English version by Cinéart in Brussels and in Flanders.
Vera Belmont’s Survivre avec les loups [+see also:
film profile] (“Surviving With Wolves”, distributed by Victory Films) offers an alternative taste of French production. The film was co-produced by Belgian company Saga Film (see news).
(Translated from French)
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