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EVENTS France

The 27 Stars of European Film

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The best of recent European films will be shown in 80 theatres across France on Sunday, November 23 for the Stars of European Film event, which is sponsored by director Costa Gavras and organised by the Culture Ministry as part of the French presidency of the EU.

The line-up includes 27 non-domestic European features released during the last three years. Viewers will be able to (re)discover the films for the reduced admission price of €3 per person or €5 per couple.

Commenting on this initiative, French Minister of Culture Christine Albanel said that "European film is enjoying a revival". She remarked: "Ten years ago, the market share for US film was 80% in European theatres and today it stands at almost 60%. In France, during November and December, no fewer than 21 European features will be released.”

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She continued: "But we still have to work hard to improve circulation of European films within the borders of the EU. The market share for non-domestic films is still on average less than 10%, even if it has increased in recent years. We must dispel the idea that only US films are likely to appeal to European audiences."

For information about participating theatres and screening times, visit the Stars of European Film official website.

Selected films:
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Oleg Mutu
film profile
]
- Cristian Mungiu
Belle toujours [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Manoel de Oliveira
Black Book [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Paul Verhoeven
The Way I Spent the End of the World [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Catalin Mitulescu
Control [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Anton Corbijn
The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Klaus Maeck
film profile
]
- Fatih Akin
Elizabeth: The Golden Age [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Shekhar Kapur
Golden Door [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexandre Mallet-Guy
interview: Charlotte Gainsbourg
interview: Emanuele Crialese
interview: Emanuele Crialese
interview: Fabrizio Mosca
film profile
]
- Emanuele Crialese
Irina Palm [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sam Garbarski
interview: Sébastien Delloye
film profile
]
- Sam Garbarski
The Lives of Others [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
film profile
]
- Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Life Is a Miracle - Emir Kusturica
The Boss of it All [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Lars von Trier
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Tom Tykwer
The Wind That Shakes the Barley [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ken Loach
interview: Rebecca O’Brien
film profile
]
- Ken Loach
The Child [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
- Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Consequences of Love - Paolo Sorrentino
Laura’s Star - Piet De Rycker and Thilo Graf Rothkirch
The Man Without a Past [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Aki Kaurismäki
The Sea Inside [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Alejandro Amenabar
My Brother Is an Only Child [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniele Luchetti
interview: Riccardo Tozzi
film profile
]
- Daniele Luchetti
Once [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- John Carney
Paradise Now [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Hany Abu-Assad
Esma’s Secret [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Barbara Albert
interview: Jasmila Zbanic
film profile
]
- Jasmila Zbanic
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Marc Rothemund
The Queen [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andy Harries
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
- Stephen Frears
This is England [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Shane Meadows
Volver [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agustín Almodóvar
interview: Carmen Maura
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
interview: Pénélope Cruz
film profile
]
- Pedro Almodóvar

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(Translated from French)

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