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Historic: Garo film ‘Rapture’ released in more than 100 movie theatres across France

First Published: 16th May, 2024 9:13 IST

Garo Film Rapture has created history by becoming the first ever film from Meghalaya and the Northeast to be released in more than 100 movie theatres across France.

Leading French film distribution company Capricci Cinema, in collaboration with Anna Films Shillong, announced the unprecedented release of the critically acclaimed Garo film across more than 100 theatres in France. This landmark event marks the first time a film from Meghalaya, has achieved such widespread distribution in French cinemas, highlighting a significant milestone in the global recognition of Garo cinema.

Directed by Meghalaya’s Dominic Megam Sangma and produced by Anna Films Shillong, Rapture has captivated audiences worldwide with its poignant storytelling and striking cinematography, delving into the deep cultural and spiritual realms of the Garo community. Dominic Megam Sangma’s direction brings a unique and authentic voice to the forefront of world cinema, and this extensive release in France is a testament to the universal appeal and artistic excellence of his work.

Capricci Cinema also announced that Rapture has received a prestigious label from the GNCR (Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche), a collective of arthouse exhibitors.

“This recognition will enable us to obtain greater distribution and visibility for the film, ensuring it reaches an even wider audience. Following the initial phase, a further 64 cinemas will be showing the film over the next few weeks, and we hope to add many more,” the Anna Films stated in a statement.

Starting in major cities and prestigious theatres across France, the first phase of the release includes the following locations:
Paris – MK2 Beaubourg
Paris – Le Reflet Medicis
Paris – Le Lincoln
Avignon – Utopia
Bayonne – L’Atalante
Belfort – Kinépolis
Bordeaux – Utopia Saint-Siméon
Boulogne-Billancourt – Le Landowski
Brive-la-Gaillarde – Le Rex
Chambéry – CinéMalraux
Clermont-Ferrand – Le Rio
Dijon – L’Eldorado
Grenoble – Le Méliès
Guingamp – Les Korrigans
Hérouville-Saint-Clair – Café des Images
La Rochelle – La Coursive
La Roche sur Yon – Le Concorde
Lyon – Lumière Bellecour
Marseille – Les Variétés
Metz – Le Klub
Montpellier – Diagonal Capitole
Montreuil – Le Méliès
Nancy – Caméo Commanderie
Nantes – Le Katorza
Nice – Jean-Paul Belmondo
Orléans – Les Carmes
Paul – Le Méliès
Poitiers – Le Dietrich
Quimper – Le Katorza
Rouen – Omnia République
Saint-Brieuc – Club 6
Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône – Utopia
Strasbourg – Star
Toulouse – American Cosmograph
Tours – Le Studio
Vallet – Le Cep

This historic release of Rapture not only showcases the richness of Garo culture but also marks a significant achievement for Indian cinema on an international scale.

Capricci Cinema and Anna Films Shillong are proud to facilitate this cultural exchange and invite audiences in France to experience the profound and moving narrative of Rapture, the Anna Films statement further stated.

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