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Film Europe remplit son panier shopping de titres cannois

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- L'enseigne, qui a bien complété son line-up distribution sur la Croisette, a ouvert un nouveau cinéma au centre de Prague

Film Europe remplit son panier shopping de titres cannois
Lux Aeterna de Gaspar Noé

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The Croisette is one of the usual spots where Film Europe Media Company indulges in its regular shopping sprees (see the news). As a major distributor of European arthouse cinema in the territories of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the company has once again topped up its catalogue with award-winning titles, a strategy it has been adhering to for several years at the “Big Three”: Berlin, Cannes and Venice. It has become part of the firm’s multi-channel distribution initiative Be2Can and even, in the words of Film Europe’s CEO, Ivan Hronec, its “distribution cloud” (see the interview). The latest arrivals include the Jury Prize-winning thriller Les Misérables [+lire aussi :
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interview : Ladj Ly
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, the first feature by French newcomer Ladj Ly; the winner of the Best Director Award, Young Ahmed [+lire aussi :
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interview : Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
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, directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne; the winner of the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in Competition, It Must Be Heaven [+lire aussi :
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interview : Elia Suleiman
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 by Elia Suleiman; the Jury Special Mention laureate, Joan of Arc [+lire aussi :
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interview : Bruno Dumont
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 by Bruno Dumont; and the SACD Award-winning An Easy Girl [+lire aussi :
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interview : Rebecca Zlotowski
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 by Rebecca Zlotowski.

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Furthermore, the company secured the latest movies by seasoned filmmakers Ken Loach (Sorry We Missed You [+lire aussi :
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Q&A : Ken Loach
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) and Arnaud Desplechin (Oh Mercy! [+lire aussi :
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interview : Arnaud Desplechin
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), thus complementing the filmmakers’ previous titles that are on Film Europe’s slate. The most surprising move was the acquisition of the freshest effort by auteur-provocateur Gaspar Noé, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, the medium-length film essay Lux Aeterna (whereas Czech distributor Aerofilms handled the domestic theatrical releases of Noé’s last two films).

After expanding its distribution strategy last year (see the news), the company continues to fine-tune its operations in an ever-changing landscape. At the beginning of June, Film Europe opened a new creative film space, the EDISON Filmhub, in the centre of Prague, near Henry’s Tower (the company already operates its own cinema, Cinema Film Europe, near the heart of the Slovakian capital). According to the company’s CEO, the EDISON Filmhub will offer a “quality film map” and “a curated selection of films” that reflects the trends and topics of the modern world. The concept behind the newly opened film hub is for it to be “a theatre in a space that was never a theatre before; it is the first cinema to open as a traditional theatre but is a VoD platform at the same time,” explains Hronec. This combination of a traditional theatre and VoD is an “elegant and timely solution for our times”, concludes Film Europe’s CEO. The EDISON Filmhub will also screen movies from other distributors.

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