Magazine article Screen International

French Fête Du Cinéma Sees 43% Rise in Attendees in Rainy June

Magazine article Screen International

French Fête Du Cinéma Sees 43% Rise in Attendees in Rainy June

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Dark clouds over northern half of France have silver lining for French exhibitors' annual La Fête du Cinéma running June 24-27.

The 28th edition of France's La Fête du Cinéma, offering cut-price tickets in theatres over a four-day period, has posted a 43% jump in attendance to 2.7 million spectators this year.

"The mediocre weather over a part of the territory undoubtedly helped" commented the National Federation of French Cinemas, organiser of the event which ran June 24-27 this year.

It noted the wide and varied selection of films on offer at the cinema during the period had also played its part.

Pictures opening during the period included The Angels' Share, Ice Age 4, The Dictator, Snow White And The Huntsman as well as local titles Happiness Never Comes Alone (Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul) and Granny's Funeral (Adieu Berthe). …

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