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in Trailers / 28.04.2021

Rebecca Romijn in the first trailer for Endangered Species

Lionsgate has released an official trailer for the action packed survival-adventure film Endangered Species, from director M.J. Bassett (Rogue).

An intense and sometimes brutal survival-adventure centering on a wealthy middle class American family, who travel to the vast wilderness of Kenya hoping for a dream vacation filled with excitement, bonding and a chance to fix the growing rifts within their family.

But when their safari vehicle is attacked by a rhino protecting her calf, the family is left stranded miles from help and their dream vacation turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival in a world where they are the bottom of the food chain.  

Endangered Species stars Rebecca Romijn, Philip Winchester and Jerry O'Connell. The screenplay is written by Isabel Bassett and M.J. Bassett, from a story by Paul Chronnell.

Prorom will soon release Endangered Species in cinemas and on VOD.




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in Events / 27.03.2021

3096 Days and Redemption - in the Top 10 most watched movies in Romania on Netflix!

3096 Days and Redemption - two of the titles distributed by PROROM are in the "Top 10 most watched movies in Romania today" (March, 27, 2021) on Netflix!

The thriller 3096 Days is the true story of a young Austrian girl who is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch. The movies is on the 4th place in the Top 10.

In Redemption (Hummingbird), Jason Statham is a veteran from Afghanistan, haunted by his dark past, and adopts a new identity. After his girlfriend is killed, everything risks to be revealed. The movie is on 5th place in the Top 10.




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in Events / 11.03.2021

Prorom secures rights for Official Competition, starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz

Prorom is proud to announce that it has acquired the distribution rights for the Official Competition in the following territories: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Following the presentation of exclusive footage at the European Film Market last week, highly anticipated title Official Competition – reuniting Spanish stars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz – has seized sales to major distributors for sales agency Protagonist Pictures and producer The Mediapro Studio.

Official Competition is a comedy about the fierce rivalry between two actors with massive talent but even bigger egos.

The film is directed by Argentinian duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, whose credits include 2016 black comedy The Distinguished Citizen, which played in Venice Film Festival Official Competition.

George Hamilton, head of sales at Protagonist, said: Official Competition has landed with amazing distribution partners all around the world and they are all just as excited as we are for the film’s launch later this year!”.

Axel Böhm, COO and Head of Acquisition, Sales & Marketing at Prorom said: „We are delighted to bring Official Competition to our audience in Central & Eastern Europe this year, and together with them we can’t wait to see the sparks fly between Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas on the screen!”.

Prorom will release Official Competition in cinemas soon.

Image ©ProtagonistPictures.com
Source: Variety.




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in Events / 09.03.2021

The thriller Shot Caller is in the Top 10 most watched movies in Romania on Netflix!

The action film Shot Caller distributed by Prorom is on the 9th place in the "Top 10 most watched movies in Romania today" on Netflix!

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Shot Caller stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt and Lake Bell.

Shot Caller tells the story of Jacob, a mild mannered finance executive, who makes the biggest mistake of his life and winds up in prison on a manslaughter charge. He must climb the ranks of the top prison gang in order to survive, earning the nickname “Money,” but his ordeal doesn’t end there.

After being released for good behavior, he is forced by the leaders of the gang to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California… Where we learn just how far this man will go to protect his family.

The movie can be viewed on Netflix by accessing the following link: https://www.netflix.com/title/80125671

By the same director, we recommend the movie Snitch (starring Dwayne Johnson), which is also available on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70241758




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in Interviews / 06.03.2021

Interview with Valerie Bonneton and Benoit Poelvoorde: “The Chamodots are a family in whom everyone can recognise themselves.”

This weekend, Venice Calling (directed by Ivan Calbérac) is released in the Romanian cinemas.

On this occasion, we bring you an exciting interview with the principal cast: Benoît Poelvoorde and Valérie Bonneton.

Benoît, what made you want to accept this project?
Benoît Poelvoorde: I found the script very funny. And then it’s a true story, part of which the director experienced himself, and that moved me. He wrote a novel about it first before writing the script. I read them both, I liked them both equally, then I said: “Yes, OK, I’ll do it, but with whom?” For comedy to work, there must be right chemistry between you and your co-actors.

Valérie, when Benoît knew that Ivan Calbérac was thinking of you to play his wife, he also called you. What did he say to persuade you?
Valérie Bonneton: “There’ll be two or three nude scenes, they’ll be fine... don’t worry!” (laughs). More seriously, as soon as I read the script, I wanted to be part of this family: the Chamodots. Together, they make their way through life’s ups and downs, even though the two sons are a bit ashamed of their parents. Despite what Émile goes through and the fact that he must bear barmy neurotic parents and day-to-day life in a caravan, there’s a lot of love between them, certainly some awkwardness but above all, love. That’s what touched me.
Benoît Poelvoorde: They are nevertheless exemplary parents when it comes to patience and generosity. Launching into a journey to Italy just because the little one wants to find his love in Venice... I don’t know many parents who would do that!

Ivan Calbérac says you both resemble his own parents a little. Do you recognise yourselves in Annie and Bernard?
Benoît Poelvoorde: Yes, in his “Mister Know-it-all” attitude. A guy who shows off all the time. That’s exactly me! (laughs).
Valérie Bonneton: Annie accepts that by educating, one makes fatal mistakes. Like her, I try to accept them. I’ve got little ones of my own.

Valérie, you say you take a long time considering the angle from which to approach a role...
Valérie Bonneton: Yes, I read the script then put it aside for a while. For this film, I relied on the script then trusted to the alchemy with my partner and the director. Once on set, I didn’t know how Benoît was going to play it. My acting also depends on his, and on the director’s instructions. Then I just go with the flow. I like the idea of not knowing what’s going to happen.

Moving on to Hélie Thonnat, he is in almost all the scenes. How did you approach them with him?
Valérie Bonneton: I’d say always in the same way: Benoît enjoyed making him laugh before every take.
Benoît Poelvoorde: It’s a way of making children relax when facing difficulty. There are different ways of putting them at their ease: the Austrian way, the German way and then my way, which is all about making funny insinuations. I think Hélie now has an unusually large vocabulary of crude words! But what could be better? When you laugh, you forget why you’re there, and once it starts, you act naturally.
Valérie Bonneton: Benoît behaves like that with me too. As soon as the camera’s rolling he gives it his all. He’s a magnificent actor. But between every take, he tells jokes. Being distracted before a scene, I love that. Then when we start to shoot, that gives me an adrenalin boost, which means I’m much more present.

What sets Valérie apart from other actresses?
Benoît Poelvoorde: Her joie de vivre and her acting! She acts exceedingly well, she’s the best! And then she’s not fussy. She’s not the type to call over to the director with questions like: “Tell me, Ivan, what psychological angle do you want to convey when my character acts like this or that?” Nothing’s complicated with Valérie. It’s a joy to film with her. I had a blast. And she’s naturally generous. She likes people to be cheerful around her, so makes sure they’re happy. Valérie is a real ray of sunshine.

And you, Valérie, what is special about Benoît?
Benoît Poelvoorde: The same but more so (he laughs).
Valérie Bonneton: Benoît is a good person, truly kind. In this profession you sometimes meet people who aren’t like that at all... also naming no names ;-)
Benoît Poelvoorde: It’s funny that you’re not asking for some names (he laughs). Would you like some?...

Benoît, in the film we see you enjoying a song: Black Blood’s A.I.E (A Mwana), which you sing at the top of your voice in the car...
Benoît Poelvoorde: Oh wow! Don’t remind me of that tune ... Particularly as I’m going back to Namur by car... I was belting out that song for an entire day. It’s nice when you hear it once, but eight hours of A.I.E (A Mwana) blaring out ... It’s really proof that cinema’s just laughter and glitter.

You relax others but how do you relax?
Benoît Poelvoorde: I go away by myself to read. I read, I read, immersed in book after book.

How did your shooting go in Venice?
Benoît Poelvoorde: Three weeks before we left, Valérie was all fired up: “Great! We’re going to Venice”. I told her: “You’ll see, it won’t be as simple as that”. Valérie saw herself dressed in black, preparing pasta alla vongole with Italian friends around her, or on a candlelit gondola floating off into the night. But once you’re there, you work. And for that, Venice isn’t practical. I’ll always remember one sequence: just for that, I should have been paid three times my salary!
I’m with my son - Hélie Thonnat - a beautiful setting at the edge of the lagoon. And 10 seconds later, we’re being attacked by a thousand mosquitoes. It was hellish, even though they seemed to appreciate the child’s fresh young skin rather than my leathery old face!
Valérie Bonneton: But it was fantastic too! I was staying in a little cabin on the edge of the lagoon...

One specific theme addressed by the film is the influence of education, of transmission. What do you think about the issue:
Benoît Poelvoorde: You very quickly descend into clichés when you talk about the family. I’d prefer to let Valérie answer. She understands the problem better because she has two children.
Valérie Bonneton: Many parents pass things they’ve found difficult on to their offspring. It’s important not to make your children relive your failures. The film shows that loving them is respecting them, accepting them as they are. It seems simple when you say it like that, but it’s actually very complicated.

What do you think makes this film attractive to the public?
Benoît Poelvoorde: Its humour, and characters who are a bit crazy but full of love. This trip to Italy.
Valérie Bonneton: And the Chamodots: an eccentric, special family, full of tenderness, moving and funny... In whom everyone can recognise themselves... Irresistible people, in the sense that they accept who they are!

Venice Calling can be seen both at the cinema and online on the Play.HappyCinema.ro platform.

For cinema program: https://happycinema.ro/happy-bucuresti/m/chemarea-venetiei-1444

For watching online: https://play.happycinema.ro/programs/chemarea-venetiei-venice-calling




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in Events / 05.03.2021

Venice Calling opens today in Romanian cinemas

Prorom will release on March 5th in Romanian cinemas Ivan Calbérac’s comedy Venice Calling (Venise n'est pas en Italie), starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Valérie Bonneton, Oudesh Rughooputh and Gigi Ledron.

Venice Calling is the adaptation of the book with the same title by Ivan Calbérac and will be release in 6 cinemas of the Happy Cinema network from Romania: Bucuresti, Buzau, Focsani, Alexandria, Bistrita, Bacau on Friday, March 5th.

Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed.

But there is one problem - his parents decide to accompany him! This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile.

This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.

Venice Calling can be seen both at the cinema and online on the Play.HappyCinema.ro platform.

For cinema program: https://happycinema.ro/happy-bucuresti/m/chemarea-venetiei-1444

For watching online: https://play.happycinema.ro/programs/chemarea-venetiei-venice-calling




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