Festivals & events
21 January 2009 à 13:02
Entre les murs (The Class) offered support in Germany
Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet has won the Distribution Aid Award aimed at supporting the release of a French film in Germany.
Coming with a check of €20,000, this award jointly offered by Unifrance and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, was presented Wednesday evening to the film’s distributor Concorde Filmverleih in the presence of the actress Anne Langlois, the French Consul in Stuttgart, Christian Dumont, and Gabriele Röthemeyer, director of MFG Filmförderung.
After its Palme d’Or triumph at Cannes in 2008, Entre les murs (The Class) was released on German screens on January 15, 2009, and has attracted 35,000 spectators in its opening week. The film is showing in 60 theaters.
This award was presented at the 25th Tübingen-Stuttgart Francophone Film Festival, at which other French productions were also honored. Ursula Meier’s film Home also picked up the Grand Prize, the TV5Monde Youth Jury Prize, and the Critics’ Award; Ce que mes yeux ont vu (What My Eyes Have Seen) by Laurent de Bartillat won the Critics’ Award; and Une leçon particulière by Raphaël Chevènement waltzed off with the Grand Prize for Best Short Film.
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