Focus on Europe
at Cinema Expo International 2004
Speech by Domenico Dinoia, President
of MEDIA Salles
GOOD EVENING TO YOU ALL!
I should like to thank the Sunshine Group for this award in recognition
of the work MEDIA Salles has been carrying out for so many years, with
the support of the EU MEDIA Programme and the Italian Government, on
the promotion of European films here at Cinema Expo.
Helping us to discover European films that have been successful on their
home markets and are about to be distributed internationally will continue
to be one of MEDIA Salles' main commitments.
This occasion, organised together with European Film Production and
The Hollywood Reporter, is an opportunity to become familiar with some
of these films.
We shall start with 3 trailers and continue with a screening of the
film Non ti muovere (Don't move).
We have invited 3 friends from the countries where the trailers were
produced to introduce each one.
First of all, I would like to invite the following people onto the stage
KNUT STEENWERTH, Member of the Board of the German Exhibitors' Association,
to present Head On (Gegen die Wand);
JAIME TARRAZON, ACEC, to present El Cid: La Leyenda;
PASCALE DEVREESE, Sales Manager of Kinepolis Film Distribution, to present
De Zaak Alzheimer (The Alzheimer case).
I take special pleasure in presenting
Non ti muovere (Don't move), a film that has won numerous awards
and been a great box-office success in Italy.
Sergio Castellito, whom you will remember for his leading role in films
such as Mostly Martha, is director, scriptwriter and actor in
Non ti muovere (Don't move), alongside the magnificent Penelope
Cruz in an intense and dramatic role.
Following its success in Italy, the film will be released in 30 other
Countries: from France to Russia and from Spain to Scandinavia.
We should like to thank Cattleya, the production company, and Capitol
Films, the sales agents, for making the print available to us.
ENJOY THE SCREENINGS!