Eurocinema Launches Award-Winning European Films on Comcast On Demand
Offering Includes International Films, Shorts, Contemporary Movies, Classics and More
Press Release Source: Eurocinema On Thursday August 12, 2010, 9:00 am EDT
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurocinema (www.eurocinema.com
), announced today the launch of Eurocinema On Demand, a video-on-demand destination that will bring international award-winning films to Comcast customers. Currently available to Comcast customers in Philadelphia and Washington, DC, this offering will continue to roll out to additional Comcast markets throughout the next year.
"Launching on Comcast marks a major milestone in Eurocinema's evolution," said company co-founder and Chairman/CEO, Sebastien Perioche. "This offering will bring film enthusiasts easy access to a diverse selection of unique European and international box office movies."
Eurocinema will offer up to 15 award-winning titles from Western and Eastern Europe with four to five new titles each month on Comcast On Demand and each feature film will be accompanied by a short film. The offering includes a combination of movies, with works by legendary directors and the best of world film titles -- most never before seen in the U.S. and Canada. Eurocinema also brings viewers a carefully programmed selection of quality international theatrical films and award winning short films and titles including contemporary films and classics, award winners direct from the festival circuit and works of acclaimed directors and globally-recognized actors.
"Eurocinema On Demand brings viewers some of the best independent cinema from around the world," said Diana Kerekes, Vice President of Entertainment Services for Comcast. "We are excited to provide our customers even more of the films they want to watch, but can't catch at their local movie theaters."
Beginning this month, viewers may experience the world of foreign film from the comfort of their homes by accessing Eurocinema on Comcast On Demand, under the Movies and Indies/Foreign categories, on the user-friendly, easy to navigate service.
Eurocinema On Demand will feature a selection of foreign film treasures from Italy, Spain and Russia, including:
SECRET JOURNEY (VIAGGIO SEGRETO) -- From Italy with English subtitles, this psychological thriller stars Alessio Boni, Valeria Solarino, Claudia Gerini and award-winning director/actor Emir Kusturica. With short film DANYA.
THE SANDMAN (EL HOMBRE DE ARENA) -- From Spain with English subtitles, the film stars Spanish heartthrob Hugo Silva and Goya Award winning actress Maria Valverde (THE ANARCHIST'S WIFE). Set in the 1960's, young Mateo is imprisoned in a provincial psychiatric institution that is more a prison than a hospital. A love develops between Mateo and another inmate named Lola, who was institutionalized after years of sexual abuse. With short film LUCKY.
THE LARK FARM (LA MASSERIA DELLE ALLODOLE) -- From Italy with English subtitles, THE LARK FARM is the first high profile film to deal with the Armenian genocide and features a truly all-star, international cast led by Paz Vega (SPANGLISH, SEX AND LUCIA), Moritz Bleibtreu (RUN LOLA RUN, MUNICH), and Tcheky Karyo (THE PATRIOT, GOLDENEYE). Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. With short film CHAMP D'HONNEUR.
FAT, STUPID RABBIT (TOLSTYI GLUPYI KROLIK) -- From Russia with English subtitles. Described by many reviewers a "little known Russian gem," the film is about a group of actors working in a children's theatre in a small Russian town. Arcady played by Aleksey Maklakov (DAY WATCH, NIGHT WATCH), is an actor who has a history, having worked in the theatre for many years, who now feels that the role of the rabbit could be his last. This is a comedy of vodka, women and depression. With short film GRANDE MIGRATION.
LOVE ME (QUIEREME) -- From Spain with English subtitles. Pancho, played by Dario Grandinetti (TALK TO HER) is a very successful chef, one day he opens the door to find a seven year old girl claiming to be his granddaughter from Spain - the daughter of the daughter he abandoned years earlier in Europe. The film co-stars Ariadna Gil (PAN'S LABYRINTH), Kira Miro (BROKEN EMBRACES) and Christina Valdivieso as Amparo. With short film FINGERPRINTS.
Offered on-demand on cable and IP TV, including such major distributors such as Time Warner, Charter, Cablevision, RCN, Verizon, DISH and DIRECTV, Eurocinema is now available in over 31 million homes across North America, with this launch.
About Eurocinema(SM) is an On Demand movie channel offering fans of global cinema access to feature and short movies otherwise unavailable to them and providing foreign film makers unprecedented visibility in front of North American viewers and the Hollywood creative community. Eurocinema is available on cable and satellite TV systems serving 31 million subscribers, with new systems being added monthly. Eurocinema is a service mark of EuroMedia Holdings Corp. www.eurocinema.com