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“Dogs” released on France big screens

     At the same time with its premiere in Romanian theatres, the thriller Câini/Dogs (directed by Bogdan Mirică) will be released on France's big screens.
     The feature will be officially released in theatres on 28 September, but will be screened in big cities starting next week, in preview screenings. Its distributor is BAC Films, one of France's largest film sale and distribution companies.
     In Romania, the film is to be released on 23 September in tens of cities, the screenings' schedule being to be announced soon. In Bucharest, Dogs may be viewed at a special preview screening, from 20.30, the screening being followed by a meeting with the film's crew.
     The French press already dedicated enthusiastic articles to the film during the Cannes Festival, where it was granted the FIPRESCI Award. „Revenge and Romanian mafia in a film of overwhelming violence”, was the title in Les Inrockuptibles, stating also that the film is “closer to the American Western than to contemporary Romanian cinema”. “In an isolated part of Romania that the director makes look like the American West, a young man arrives who inherited several hundreds of hectares of dry land, from his grandfather. The only way out: to sell as quickly as possible. (…) The work of a true talent. Impressive,” Télérama wrote.
     “Romanian cinema is literally brilliant with Dogs, a revelation that fully deserved the applause it got in Cannes,” Publikart appreciated. “Dogs is a story about borders. A Western in disguise, with a powerless sheriff, acting only at the latest possible moment, like Gary Cooper in High Noon [1952], the film traces the new limits of the unknown, in the East, at a border with a less-loved Europe,” wrote.
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