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Arnaud Desplechin heads West

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- The Cannes Film Festival hits the theatres with competitor Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) and iconoclast film Tip Top

Arnaud Desplechin heads West

Will there be a Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric effect in theatres for Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Desplechin
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(photo) by Arnaud Desplechin? Unveiled in competition last May at the Cannes Film Festival, the new English language opus by the filmmaker is released today by Le Pacte on a combination on 189 screens with the strong backing of critics. An elegant and soothing film, this first feature filmed in the United States by the talented director of Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) and A Christmas Tale [+see also:
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bets on the notoriety of its two lead actors to broaden the filmmaker’s audience.

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The iconoclast Tip Top [+see also:
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by Serge Bozon also arrives from the Croisette, where it was discovered in the Directors’ Fortnight (read the review and watch the video interview of the director). Giving pride of place to the outstanding and almost crazy performances of Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain and Belgian actor François Damiens, the film, which divided the press, is distributed on 76 screens by Rezo.

Pathé releases on 90 screens Rock the Casbah by Laïla Marrakchi, currently showcased at the Toronto Film Festival (in the Special Presentations section). The second feature by the director of Marock [+see also:
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(unveiled at Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2005), the film (managed by Estrella Productions) whose cast features Morjane Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azaba and Hiam Abbass, delves into the heart of a family brought together in Tangier because of the father’s death.

Amongst this Wednesday’s 14 news releases, it is also worth mentioning Gibraltar [+see also:
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by Julien Leclercq, a thriller about infiltrating narco-traffickers played by Gilles Lellouche, Tahar Rahim and Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio (SND in 354 theatres), the moving comedy Océane [+see also:
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by duo Philippe Appietto - Nathalie Sauvegrain starring Lou Lesage, Ma belle gosse [+see also:
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by Shalimar Preuss (Ciné-Sud Promotion in 10 cinemas), the documentary Enfants valises by Xavier by Lauzanne (Aloest Distribution on 9 screens) and the thought-provoking Voyage sans retour [+see also:
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interview: François Gérard
interview: François Gérard
interview: François Gérard
interview: Samy Naceri
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by François Gérard (Oreo Distribution in 37 cinemas).

Three European non-national films are also released with Germano-Swiss coproduction Summer Outside [+see also:
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by German director Friederike Jehn (read the interview – discovered in San Sebastian last year - Damned Distribution in 5 theatres), La légende by Gaspard Hauser by Italian director Davide Manuli (news - distribution Les Films à Un Dollar in eight cinemas) and the very promising Watchtower [+see also:
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by Turkish director Pelin Esmer (coproduced by Germany and France, in competition in Rotterdam - Arizona Films Distribution on 16 screens).

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(Translated from French)

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