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Activities - 07/07/2013


THE NOTEBOOK wins Europa Cinemas Label in Karlovy Vary



János Szász's THE NOTEBOOK (LE GRAND CAHIER / A NAGY FÜZET) has won the Europa Cinemas Label and the Grand Prix (Crystal Globe) in Karlovy Vary. The film is based on the bestseller novel by Agota Kristóf.

It will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas Network, with additional promotion and incentives for exhibitors to extend the film’s run on screen.

Sales: Beta Cinema

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Synopsis: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.

The jury issued the following statement: "A NAGY FÜZET (LE GRAND CAHIER) is a powerful film about life and death during war times. This fascinating European story deeply moved the Jury. It conveys a strong impression about childhood in harder times - full of metaphors, realistic violence but also filled with hope for a better future."


The four Network exhibitors in this year’s jury were:

Tiina Teras - Kino Artis - Tallinn (Estonia)

After graduating in Marketing and International Business from Tallinn Technical University, Tiina entered film and cinema business in 1995 as a distribution manager and Art-House cinema programmer of Tallinn Cinema House. Since 2008, she has held different positions in distribution and exhibition company Tallinnfilm mainly dealing with theatrical distribution of art-house films in Estonia and as a member of programming team for Europa Cinemas Network theatre Kino Artis in central Tallinn.

Mette Schramm - Reprise Teatret - Holte (Denmark)

Mette Schramm has worked in cinema exhibition for more than 37 years. She is currently running two cinemas in the Copenhagen area, Reprise Teatret (member of Europa Cinemas) and Empire Bio. In addition, she also owns the distribution company Reel Pictures. Among its acquisitions are Wim Wenders’ dance documentary PINA, the Chilean Oscar contender NO and the Japanese LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON which won the Jury Award in Cannes this year.

Christophe Maffi - Le Navire - Valence (France)

Christophe Maffi has worked in cinema exhibition for 20 years. He has started as projectionist and a few years later became Management Assistant and then Manager of two cinemas in Aubenas in France, Le Navire (Art House) and Le Palace (mainstream cinema). In December, 2012, Christophe Maffi became manager of the SCOP LE NAVIRE exhibition company, Network theatres in the French departments Drôme and Ardèche, with 6 theatres, 17 screens and 17 employees.

Michael Spiegel - Harmonie - Frankfurt (Germany)

Michael Spiegel is working in the cinema industry (projectionist, theatre management) since 1992 after studying German philology and political sciences. Since 2003, he is a film and cinema journalist among others for the Karlstorkino Heidelberg and Harald Vogel FTB Frankfurt. He also works at the Harmonie cinema in Frankfurt (Europa Cinemas member) as programmer and editor.



List of eligible films