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Are EU policies impeding the UK market for European film?
Box office The BFI says there are too many UK cinema releases, making it harder for European films to make a mark. Huw Jones asks if EU policies designed to help such films are to blame. May bank holiday is a popular time to catch a movie. But British cinema-goers were spoilt for choice this year, with 23 new releases coming out the same week, including an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from ...
EU Survey Finds Low Interest in European Film
Image: Sailko. CC-PD-Mark, Cinemas in Florence, GFDL. A landmark report on Current and Future Audiovisual Audiences provides the most comprehensive picture yet of European film habits and preferences, yet raises questions about the circulation of European films, reports Huw D Jones. Only 14% of Europeans regularly watch films from other European countries, according to a new EU report on audience behaviour.
The Circulation of European Films
Graph Almost 1 billion cinema tickets are sold in the EU each year. Yet only 10% of these are for films from other European countries, reports Huw D Jones. Each year, Britain exports about €164 billion worth of goods and services to the rest of the European Union, including €57 billion in machinery and transport equipment, €37 billion in manufactured ...
Re-imagining the Øresund Region: The Bridge (2011-2013)
Map_of_Öresund_between_Denmark_and_Sweden The Danish-Swedish crime drama The Bridge is the first major screen production to place the transnational Øresund region centrestage. Pei-sze Chow examines how the newly-constructed region has been represented on film and television, and highlights how a sense of an ‘Øresund community’ is mediated through language and subtitling in The Bridge. Scandinavian crime thriller The Bridge has been been an international hit.
Foreign Language European Films in UK Cinemas
French comedy drama Untouchables was a hit across Europe in 2012, except in the UK. Subtitled dramas like The Killing and The Bridge have become a regular feature of British TV schedules  over recent years. Yet UK cinema admissions for foreign language European films remain low. Huw D Jones explores this paradox. Last Saturday over 1 million Britons tuned-in to watch the Italian detective series Inspector De Luca, the latest foreign language import to be shown in BBC Four’s Saturday evening drama ...
MeCETES Team Meeting, University of Copenhagen
(Photo: MeCETES Team Meeting, University of Copenhagen, March 14, 2014) The MeCETES team held their second full project meeting at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 14, 2014. (Photo: MeCETES Team Meeting, University of Copenhagen, March 14, 2014) The full-day meeting gave the Brussels, Copenhagen and York teams a chance to discuss progress, present initial findings, and plan our forthcoming activities, including our end-of-year workshop in September 2014.
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