The new Polanski is sold almost everywhere in Europe, but still not in France

The new Polanski is sold almost everywhere in Europe, but still not in France

Selected out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, Polanski’s next film will be distributed in many European countries.

The Palacepresented in preview this Saturday at the Venice Film Festival, is not struggling to find distributors in a majority of European countries, we learn The Hollywood Reporter. Indeed, the French company Goodfellas (formerly Wild Bunch International) has negotiated several contracts with other European distribution companies allowing the film to be released in Spain (Vértigo Films), Germany (Weltkino), Greece (Spentzos), and Portugal. (Nos Lusomondo), in Benelux (Paradiso Films), in Bulgaria (Beta Film), in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Slovenia (MCF), in Hungary (Cirko), in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia (Pilot Films ), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, by the company Best Film), in the Commonwealth of Independent States (Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazhakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, by the company Pro: vzglyad) and in Israel (United King).

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The feature film of Roman Polansky On the other hand, it still has no distributor in France, where it received the César for Best Director in 2020 for I accuse, his previous film, causing enormous controversy. In Venice, where The Palace was slammed by critics, Italian producer Luca Barbareschi explained that “it would be a shame for France“.”An international cast, with Fanny Ardant, the most important French actress, in a fantastic film made by the most important French director…

The Palace also does not have a distributor in the United States and the United Kingdom. Polanski has fled the United States since 1978 after being convicted of child rape of Samantha Geimer, who was only 13 years old at the time of the facts.

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