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29 January 2015 à 13:32
Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache spent 48 hours in Warsaw to attend preview screenings of their film Samba.
"Intense, fascinating, and filled with memorable encounters": these are the first impressions of Éric Toledano on his return from a trip to Poland with his co-director Olivier Nakache to accompany the release of Samba. The film will be released by Gutek Film on February 20 in around fifty theaters across Poland. This directing duo has always been actively involved in supporting the release of their films in international markets, and they have been particularly in demand since their worldwide smash hit The Intouchables. During their stay, they met with a large number of Polish media representatives at a press conference and during a half-day promotional event held with the country's major print media and representatives from television and radio shows.
Later the same day, they presented Samba at two preview screenings held at the legendary Murnau Cinema, which were followed by discussions with audiences who came out in force, particularly younger generation movie enthusiasts keen to discover these directors' latest offering and to ask questions about the French movie industry. It is worth noting that Gutek Film was also the highly successful distributor of The Intouchables in 2012, which ended its sensational run with 766,000 admissions to its credit, thus ranking as the most successful French film since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Gutek Film were also behind the release of Serial (Bad) Weddings in 2014, which attracted over 225,000 spectators in two months. These triumphant performances do not, however, prevent this renowned Polish distributor from taking on films with more limited commercial potential, such as Eat Your Bones, which is slated for release later in the year.
Latest update : 05 February 2015 à 13:32 CET