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Venice: 'Crawl' Wins the Europa Cinemas Label for Venice Days Section

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 7, 2012 at 12:20PM

Hervé Lasgouttes' "Crawl" has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival. By receiving the Label, "Crawl" benefits from promotional support and better exhibition options from the Europa Cinemas network.
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"Crawl"
"Crawl"

Hervé Lasgouttes' "Crawl" has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival. By receiving the Label, "Crawl" gains promo support and better exhibition options from the Europa Cinemas network.

Other winners of the Label include Marco Tullio Giordana's "Piazza Fontana" (which played at Karlovy Vary and last weekend at Telluride), Merzak Allouache's "The Repentant" (Cannes Directors Fortnight 2012) and Sally El Hosaini's "My Brother the Devil" (Berlin 2012).

Official synopsis:

Crawl tells the emerging romance between Martin, a young man living on casual jobs and small robberies, and Gwen, a dedicated swimmer who trains everyday in the sea. Their lives change when she gets pregnant and he is charged with murder.

This article is related to: Venice Film Festival, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.