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Grand Central electrifies critics

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- Launched by Ad Vitam on 180 screens, Rebecca Zlotowski’s film is appreciated by critics. Good reviews also for The Broken Circle Breakdown

Grand Central electrifies critics

Unveiled during the last Cannes Film Festival, in the Certain Regard section, Rebecca Zlotowski’s second feature, Grand Central [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
film profile
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(read the review) is the main attraction of the panorama of ten new films arriving on French screens today. Launched by Ad Vitam on 180 screens with the unanimous and enthusiastic backing of critics, the film largely confirms the promises of Belle Epine [+see also:
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(discovered during the Critics’ Week in Cannes in 2010 and Louis-Delluc Prize for Best First Feature Film that same year) thanks to the powerful chemistry of a burning love story and the fascinating portrayal of the universe of workers in the nuclear sector. An audacious mixture offering the main actors (Léa Seydoux, Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet and Denis Ménochet) a gripping playing field, which they grasp with talent. Produced by Films Velvet (which finished at the beginning of the summer the filming of Terre battue by Stéphane Demoustier – read the article), Grand Central is sold internationally by Elle Driver.

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Great reviews too for flamboyant melodrama The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
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by Belgian director Felix van Groeningen (whose previous opus, The Misfortunates [+see also:
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interview: Felix van Groeningen
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, had seduced the Croisette in 2009). Prize of the Public and Label Europa Cinemas at the Panorama of the last Berlinale and finalist of the LUX Prize 2013 of the European Parliament, the film benefits from a combinations of 102 screens set up by Bodega Films and Help Distribution.

Quality is also served up this Wednesday with Franco-Belgian coproduction A Place on Earth [+see also:
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by Fabienne Godet (read the article - with Benoît Poelvoorde and Ariane Labed in the cast - distribution ARP Sélection in 156 cinemas), the award-winning British-French-American documentary Leviathan [+see also:
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by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel (discovered in competition in Locarno in 2012 and the winner notably in Belfort - Independencia Distribution in 13 theatres) and Franco-Algerian coproduction Yema [+see also:
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byDjamila Sahraoui (unveiled in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Mostra in 2012 - distribution Aramis Films in 23 cinemas).

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(Translated from French)

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