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  • An Italian Name 28/01/2015 Acquisitions

    FD picks up An Italian Name


    Films Distribution picks-up Italian box office hit

    “An Italian Name”  

    This laugh-out-loud comedy directed by Francesca Archibugi, stars Alessandro Gassman and  Micaela Ramazzotti and is adapted from French international hit “Le Prénom” (What's in a Name?)  

    The Italian comedy released last week grossed $1.2 million on its first weekend,  

    The movie will premiere in Berlin at EFM on February 5 (4:50 PM, CinemaxX 5) & February 8 (4:45 PM, Cinestar 1).  

  • The Summer of Sangaile 27/01/2015 Press

    The Summer of Sangaile enlightens Sundance


    "A poetic surprise from Lithuania. A haunting, hypnotically shot story about a young woman in love with flying and another teenage girl who encourages her passion." - LA Times

    "It's a delightful film with stimulating visuals" - Slug Magazine

    "Kavaïté has a gift for lyrical sensuality" - Mike D'Angelo

    "An uplifting (literally!) romantic drama" - Michael Arbeiter

    "Alanté Kavaïté levels a far more honest eye upon the girls' lovemaking than Abdellatif Kéchiche's animalistic male gaze ... Gorgeous photography filled with beauty and symbolism; strong sound design and score; lead performances impress; honest till the end" - Rob Hunter

    "Appealingly simple, poetically conceived teen coming-of-age tale" - The Hollywood Reporter

    "It's remarkable, even hours after seeing the picture, how many images Kavaïté is able to compose that stick in your head" - Gregory Ellwood, Hitflix


  • 26/01/2015 Markets

    Berlinale-EFM Screening Schedule

    February 5-15

  • The Summer of Sangaile 20/01/2015 

    Air's JB Dunckel presents 'The Man of Sorrow', part of The Summer of Sangaile's original score


  • The Summer of Sangaile 19/01/2015 Festivals

    The Summer of Sangailé going to Berlinale

    After Sundance, The Summer of Sangailé will be part of the 2015 Panorama Section at Berlin International Film Festival.

  • The Man from Oran 13/01/2015 Awards, In Production

    The Man From Oran nominated at Lumières awards

    The Man From Oran is nominated for Best french-speaking film.

  • Tokyo Fiancée 12/01/2015 Awards

    3 nominations at the Magritte awards for Tokyo Fiancée


    Tokyo Fiancée is nominated in 3 categories: Best actress for Pauline Etienne, Best cinematography, Best costumes.

  • Scouting for Zebras 12/01/2015 Awards

    Not my type and Scouting for zebras nominated for Magritte Awards !

    Not My Type is nominated for Best director (Lucas Belvaux), Best actress (Emilie Duquenne), Best film, Best screenplay, Best sound, Best supporting actress, and Best original score.

    Scouting for Zebras is nominated for Best film and Best actor for Benoit Poelvoorde.


  • Magical Girl 08/01/2015 Awards

    7 Goya Awards nominations for Magical Girl

    Including Best Picture & Best Director

    Magical Girl by Carlos Vermut is nominated in 7 different Goya Awards categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (Carlos Vermut), Best Leading Actress (Barbara Lennie), Best Leading Actor (Luis Bermejo), Best Supporting Actor (Jose Sacristan), Best New Actor (Israel Elejalde). Results will be announced on February 7. 

  • 02/01/2015 Markets

    Paris Rendez-vous Line-Up

    January 15-19

    The Clearstream Affair by Vincent Garenq  The Man From Oran by Lyes Salem  Tokyo Fiancée by Stefan Liberski  Young Tiger by Cyprien Vial  40-Love by Stéphane Demoustier  May Allah Bless France! by Abd Al Malik  On the Edge of the World by Claus Drexel  

  • 31/12/2014 Corporate

    Happy new year !


  • Housebound 16/12/2014 Reviews

    Housebound: Best Horror Film of the Year

    Fangoria's #1

    "Housebound is breathtakingly hilarious, authentically scary, narratively unpredictable and stylistically confident, so much so that to give any details away in any fashion would spoil the experience; even the poster art for the film carries an excellent misdirect, which makes the final product all the more valuable. But if you like your horror with comedy, Housebound is perfection, delivering hard and brilliantly conceived laughs while still having enough straight-faced and respectful scares to please even the most humorless horror fans." - Ken W. Hanley

  • The Man from Oran 16/12/2014 Awards

    The Man From Oran takes top prize @ Mediterranean FF

    The Grand Prix du Jury has been given to The Man From Oran at the Mediterranean Film Festival which has just taken place in Brussels between the 12th and the 15th of December.
    As the jury expressed with its own words: "In a very subtle manner, Lyes Salem has found the way to raise the problem of betrayed revolutionary values; it's not enough to create a revolution, it is a must to build it up afterwards".

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 11/12/2014 Awards

    Gett among the Golden Globe nominees !

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

    Gett, the Trial of Vivane Amsalem will be among the five Best Foreign Language Film nominees at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards (January 11, 2015). The nominees were officially announced this morning in L.A. The film directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, and distributed by Music Box in the US, is also Israel’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.

  • The Summer of Sangaile 11/12/2014 Awards

    Summer of Sangaile actress is a Shooting Star

    Aistė Diržiūtė (Auste)

    The Summer of Sangaile actress (Aistė Diržiūtė) has been selected by the European Film Promotion (EFP) among Europe's 10 best and brightest young acting talent to be showcased at this year's upcoming Berlinale. Previous shooting star alumni include Daniel Craig (UK - 2000) and Carey Mulligan (UK - 2009). On February 9th, all European Shooting Stars will be presented with an individual award celebrating their achievements, as part of a red carpet ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.

  • Girlhood 08/12/2014 Festivals

    Girlhood going to Sundance

    Spotlight Section

    'Girlhood' by Céline Sciamma will feature in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film presented at this year's Cannes Directors' Fortnight, was shown at the AFI Fest in Hollywood, and is distributed by Strand Releasing in the US. 

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 04/12/2014 Press

    Gett directors in the Variety Top 10

    Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz 

    Directors Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz have been selected by Variety in the Top 10 directors to watch. The directors will be profiled at length in a special standalone issue of Variety appearing Jan. 2, timed to the Palm Springs Film Festival, where several of the films are expected to screen. Those in attendance will be feted at a brunch on Jan. 4 at the Parker Palm Springs. Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem is also Israel’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.  

  • The Summer of Sangaile 04/12/2014 Festivals

    The Summer of Sangaile in Park City

    Sundance Film Festival

    The fillm 'The Summer of Sangaile' by Alanté Kavaïté will premiere on the first day of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Screening details to be announced. "A beautifully shot, really elegantly composed film but filled with young love and fresh characters," for Trevor Groth (Sundance director of programming). 

  • Goal of the Dead 28/11/2014 Awards

    Goal of the Dead awarded at Fancine Fantastic FF

    The football horror film, Goal of the Dead has the honour to receive the prize for Best Special Effects at the Fancine Fantastic Film Festival.
    The football zombies are very proud to take one of the seven awards given by the Official Jury.

  • Goodnight Mommy 27/11/2014 Awards

    Goodnight Mommy awarded in Thessaloniki

    Goodnight Mommy, the psychological thriller premiered at Venice and Toronto International Film Festival is now gathering audiences worldwide. This film has just received the FIPRESCI award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival within the International Competition section. It's great amount of suspense has captivated the International Federation of Film Critics.