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Highlights - 22/08/2013


Two prominent figures in European cinema, Fabienne Vonier and Eliane du Bois, pass away



The past weeks have been cruel for European cinema, which mourns the passing of two prominent figures who were admired and respected by the entire profession. Fabienne Vonier departed on 30 July, and Eliane du Bois on 20 August. Both women created successful distribution companies, Pyramide and Cinéart, and were particularly active in discovering and promoting independent - notably European - cinema and auteur films.

The exhibitors of the Europa Cinemas Network in Benelux and France work closely with their companies, and felt all the more attached to these two distributors in that they both started out as exhibitors, Fabienne Vonier in Strasbourg and Eliane du Bois in Brussels.

We extend our sincere condolences to their families and friends, and will cherish the memory of Fabienne and Eliane, who shared with us our professional commitment and our love for the cinema.

Europa Cinemas


Pictures: Fabienne Vonier (by ChiaraSantarelli) and Eliane du Bois (by JMV, Cinergie)