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Ripley’s picks up two titles in Venice

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Ripley’s picks up two titles in Venice

Active since 1994 in the acquisition and distribution of Italian catalogue films, Ripley’s Film has branched out, and today is known above all for its extended list of home video titles, which offers great classics and forgotten works with philological meticulousness. For several years, however, the company run by Angelo S. Draicchio has also been expanding into theatrical distribution as well, of mostly arthouse titles, including Julien Temple’s Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten.

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At the Venice Film Festival, where it was present as the producer-distributor of Stefano Tummolini’s One Day in the Life [+see also:
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, Ripley’s Film added to their slate two more highly anticipated titles: Haile Gerima’s Teza [+see also:
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, an Ethiopian/German/French co-production that won the Special Jury prize and the Osella for Best Screenplay, and Slovenian thriller Landscape No. 2 [+see also:
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by Vinko Möderndorfer.

The company has a number of European films in their upcoming distribution line-up, many of which were picked up at international festivals. First up is Serbian director Stefan Arsenijevic’s Love & Other Crimes, which screened in the Panorama Special at this year’s Berlinale. In early 2009 the company will release Snow White [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Leal
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by Samir, in competition several years ago at Locarno, and Ezra by Newton I. Aduaka, a Nigerian filmmaker who for years lived in London before moving to Paris.

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(Translated from Italian)

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