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UNIC and Europa Distribution screening of Rapito on 5 December 2023


UNIC and Europa Distribution (the network of independent European film distributors) organised a private screening of the award winning Italian-French-German drama Rapito at the Cinémas Galeries in Brussels on 5 December.

The screening brought together over 120 policymakers and stakeholders from the audiovisual sector. The event presented a great opportunity to enjoy a fantastic European film on the Big Screen.

This European co-production, directed by the famous Italian director Marco Bellochio, was nominated 5 times at the Cannes Film Festival, in Munich, Valladolid and is supported by Creative Europe Media. It won several Nastri d’Argento in Italy, including best Film.

Rapito tells the story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Jewish boy from Bologna, was abducted from his family in 1858 to be raised as a Christian.

Laura Houlgatte, UNIC CEO and Christine Eloy, Secretary General of Europa Distribution, introduced the film and shared a few words on film distributors and cinemas and the need to promote and celebrate cinema-going as well as ensuring key principles such as geo-blocking.

Thank you to Cinémas Galeries who kindly hosted us for the evening.

Looking forward to our next screening in Brussels!


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