Thursday, August 27, 2015

Golden Palm: Dheepan there will be an indoor success? – Le Figaro

COMPUTER GRAPHICS – Jacques Audiard’s film triumphed at the last Cannes Film Festival. At the time he leaves the cinema, back to the figures that show the reception by the public to the previous winners.

After crowned with the Palme d’Or at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the hour of truth has come for Dheepan. The latest film by Jacques Audiard, which was released Wednesday to the cinema, seems to make a good start for his first day of operation: according to initial estimates, the film sold 3135 tickets at 14h in Paris and suburbs. By comparison, The Life of Adele (Golden Palm in 2013) attracted 3286 spectators and Winter Sleep (winner 2014), 807.

According to the site 20 Minutes, distributor Dheepan hopes to attract at least 800,000 spectators. The Palme d’Or offers an important visibility to the winners because it allows more easily find distributors and thus to make a landing at the box office. “This award can be multiplied by ten or even one hundred the number of spectators,” explained the Le Figaro , Jean-Michel Frodo, professor at Sciences Po and author of the blog Public Viewing on the seventh art.

However, the gold palm does not always ensure a great success. Some winners were shunned by the French, such as The Best Intentions Bille August (91,503 tickets sold in 1992), The Taste of Cherry Abbas Kiarostami (161 507 entries in 1997) or The Eternity and a Day Theo Angelopoulos (168,323 entries in 1998). The 2014 winner, Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, has accumulated 360,028 entries, which is almost three times less The Life of Adele of Abdellatif Kechiche (1,036,811 tickets sold). It is far from figures of Apocalypse Now (4.5 million), A man and a woman (4.2 million), the Cheetah (3.6 million) and Pulp Fiction (2.9 million).



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