“LAURENCE ANYWAYS”, “THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD” AND “CROSSING BOUNDARIES” NOW AVAILABLE ON CICAE’S SCREENING GROUP ON CINANDO
The CICAE is glad to announce that 3 more films are now available in streaming in its Screening Group on Cinando.
LAURENCE ANYWAYS, Xavier DOLAN (Canada, France, 2012, 168 minutes) – Art Cinema Award, Hamburg Film Fest 2012
Synopsis : Synopsis : Set in the 90’s, Laurence tries to salvage his relationship with his fiancée Fred after revealing to her his aspirations of becoming a woman. Laurence Anyways is the story of a wild and unusual love.
The Jury’s Verdict : Graceful and powerful, effortlessly staged and with an astonishing intensity, young Canadian director and author Xavier Dolan succeeds in creating a colorful, musically and emotionally charged piece on the challenging topic of transsexuality. Dolan proves he is more than capable of expressing this melodramatic love story revealed through gorgeous details. Being a man, being a woman and being human at the same time are fundamental questions reflected by Dolan’s film. Therefore this movie has the potential of reaching a young audience with usually little affinity for arthouse productions.
THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD, Radu JUDE (Romania, Netherlands, 2008, 100 minutes) – Art Cinema Award, Berlinale Forum 2009
Synopsis : This sweet, simple fascinating story highlights the daily life of a Romanian family that leaves the countryside to visit Bucarest for the day. This subtle comedy smartly unveils the economic and social contradictions Romania experiences.
The Jury’s Verdict : The film depicts a world where driving a car does not get you really far, drink orange juice does not satisfy your thirst and the only freedom you are given is in a cigarette secretely smoked. The strengh of the film lies in its ability to entertain while presenting excellent artistic qualities.
CROSSING BOUNDARIES, Florian FLICKER (Austria, 2012, 90 minutes) – ART CINEMA AWARD Sarajevo 2012
Synopsis: A woman – two men: her husband wants her to flirt with the other man to distract him from finding out about the couples activities as people smugglers. The other man wants to flirt with the woman to get some evidence about the illegal things they do. They fall in love – the woman, being manipulated by both men, finally chooses the only possible way out…Love is a warm gun.
The Jury’s Verdict: : We chose the film that we think combined everything into a perfect orchestra: the screenplay, the cinematography, the acting and of course the directing. The film’s topic is universal and it deals with the human nature of always finding and pushing one’s limits. We believe that this film will find great audiences in the CICAE member cinemas and festivals all across Europe and all over the world.
The Screening Room on CINANDO aims at giving these awarded films another chance to get noticed by exhibitors, distributors, film festival programmers and other professionals who are directly involved in the quality film market, all of them being members of the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas. We encourage our members to offer these films an exploitation while the platform can also be strategically employed by international sellers who will find in this group a professional audience interested in the distribution of art house titles.
More films will soon be available to our members.