StudioCanal pins hopes on The Boat That Rocked
by Fabien Lemercier
European works dominate the line-up of new releases hitting French theatres today, with three UK features, a Swiss film, an Austrian/Luxembourg co-production, three French titles (including Zabou Breitman’s Someone I Loved [+see also:
film profile] - see news) and two co-productions between Europe and other continents.
The UK takes pride of place with three films. StudioCanal is launching Richard Curtis’ critically-acclaimed comedy The Boat That Rocked [+see also:
film profile], starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rhys Ifans.
Pyramide releases Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue [+see also:
film profile] (starring Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth), while UFO Distribution is launching Chris Waitt’s documentary A Complete History of My Sexual Failures [+see also:
French productions include Hannelore Cayre’s Legal Aid [+see also:
film profile], featuring Roschdy Zem as a lawyer on a knife-edge (Bac Films); and David Morley’s horror film Mutants, in which Hélène de Fougerolles and Francis Renaud live in a world contaminated by a virus and invaded by bloodthirsty creatures (CTV International).
Further releases are Lucia Puenzo’s Argentinean/French/Spanish co-production The Fish Child [+see also:
film profile] (MK2 Diffusion); and Igor Minaiev’s Russian/French title Les Clairières de Lune (“Moon Clearings”, Zelig Films Distribution). The rest of the world is represented by US, Japanese and Iranian films.
(Translated from French)
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