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29 June 2020 à 09:49

International press roundup: June 2020

Slowly but surely, the movie industry is getting back on its feet: theaters are reopening, film shoots are starting up again, and cinema is finding its voice again. Here is a selection of articles to keep you abreast of the latest developments in the global movie industry and the position of French productions within this context.

As we would expect, international press outlets in June reported on the progressive recovery of the movie industry.

Deadline.com announced "The Reopening of Hollywood":
https://deadline.com/2020/06/hollywood-coronavirus-nbcuniversal-studio-lot-production-tests-safety-measures-comcast-1202962093/

Cinemagazine, the Greek website specializing in movie industry news, announced the opening of movie theaters on July 1:
http://www.cinemagazine.gr/nea_eidiseis/arthro/cinemas_reopening_1_july-131017411/

In Portugal, theaters reopened with no more than 5,000 patrons present for the first two weeks:
https://mag.sapo.pt/cinema/atualidade-cinema/artigos/covid-19-cinemas-reabertos-receberam-menos-de-cinco-mil-espectores-nas-primeiras-duas-semanas

Sapo Cinema also covered the reopening of theaters in California:
https://mag.sapo.pt/cinema/atualidade-cinema/artigos/hollywood-ve-luz-ao-fundo-do-tunel-cinemas-na-california-podem-reabrir-na-sexta-feira

The Mexican daily El Universal announced the reopening of theaters in the state of Michoacan: https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/espectaculos/cine/con-poca-asistencia-reabren-cines-en-michoacan

In Argentina, the reopening of theaters in France was reported on escribiendocine.com:
http://www.escribiendocine.com/noticia/0017260-coronavirus-francia-reabre-los-cines/

As declared in the Spanish site cineytele, "the big screen is irreplaceable":
https://www.cineytele.com/2020/06/10/los-espectadores-quieren-volver-al-cine/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10%2F06%2F2020


French films are starting to arrive in theaters around the world
 

Arab Blues was released on VOD in the Czech Republic under the title Everywhere Is Good, I Don't Know at Home.

According to NaFilmu.cz, this film is "an original comedy that explores the contradictions of life in Tunisia":
https://nafilmu.cz/2020/05/vsude-dobre-doma-nevim-originalni-komedie-miri-i-k-vam-domu/

The portal TotalFilm described the film as a "feel-good comedy filled with a subtle humor":
https://www.totalfilm.cz/2020/06/recenze-vsude-dobre-doma-nevim-proslunena-komedialni-hricka/

Theaters in Slovakia scheduled #Iamhere on May 28.

kinema.sk reported on the film's release:
https://www.kinema.sk/film/4674/-jsemtady.htm

As did Totalfilm.cz in the Czech Republic:
https://www.totalfilm.cz/2020/05/kucharska-celebrita-vyrazi-za-laskou-instagramu-trailer-komedie-jsemtady/

In the United Kingdom, On a Magical Night hit the VOD marketplace in June. Cine-Vue stated that "Magical realism is the order of the day in this surreal sex drama by Christophe Honoré".
https://cine-vue.com/2020/06/film-review-on-a-magical-night.html

Even though it was first released at the beginning of the year, Portrait of a Lady on Fire continues to attract the interest of journalists in Brazil. Revistacinetica.com devoted four lengthy articles to this film by Céline Sciamma: http://revistacinetica.com.br/nova/retrato-chamas-julia-noa/

The latest film by Alice Winocour, Proxima, was released in the Netherlands on June 11.
Cinemagazine described it as a "moving and poignant film":
https://cinemagazine.nl/proxima-2019-recensie/

Meanwhile, in Italy, an article on Mymovies.it covered the release of Deerskin by director Quentin Dupieux, who, in an interview stated that "It's an extreme and disturbing film, but it presents a snapshot of our time":
https://www.mymovies.it/cinemanews/2020/168766/


To conclude, here is a small compilation of articles from the South Korean press that convey the successful reception of La Belle Epoque in South Korea:

On Cine21:
http://www.cine21.com/movie/info/?movie_id=55529

In the daily Hankook Ilbo:
https://www.hankookilbo.com/News/Read/202006161107798728

And finally, in the Maeil Business Newspaper:
https://www.mk.co.kr/opinion/columnists/view/2020/06/557533/

Author : Ainhoa Jauregui

Latest update : 06 July 2020 à 09:49 CEST

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