Eurocinema Video-On-Demand Channel Premieres International Box Office Hit Alice’s House To North American Television Audiences
March 4, 2009 Leave a comment
Film to Debut This Month On Eurocinema, Available Now in Over 22 Million Homes; Title Also Available on DVD By Figa Films
(Los Angeles, March 4, 2009) – Delivering the very best European and international box office films to North American television audiences via video-on-demand, Eurocinema is pleased to debut the multiple, award- winning Brazilian film Alice’s House (A Casa de Alice) this March, in conjunction with the film’s national DVD release.
The film will debut this month on the video-on-demand platforms on Time Warner, Charter, Verizon, RCN and BrightHouse systems, in top markets across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Charlotte, San Diego, Boston, Tampa and St. Louis.
Directed by award-winning director Chico Teixeira, Alice’s House is the winner of an impressive 40 global film prizes, including 12 awards for Brazilian actress Carla Ribas, who plays the title role. Movie trailer available at http://eurocinema.com/index.php?film_id=94
“We’re delighted to present the foreign box office title Alice’s House for the first time to TV audiences across North America,” said EuroMedia Holdings Chairman & CEO Sebastien Perioche. “The film is part of our impressive slate of hit international films, most of which have not been distributed theatrically in the US or Canada. Eurocinema viewers across the country will now for the first time be able to enjoy the very best world cinema has to offer on video-on-demand from their own living rooms.”
Alice’s House is the story of Alice, a middle class woman and her family, who reside in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. She has an unfaithful husband, works in a beauty salon and lives in a house with three sons and her mother. In her life journey, Alice discovers that in every house you never know what secrets lie behind the front door. The film offers a refreshing look at Brazil, with an innovative and intelligent portrayal of an urban middle class Brazilian family. The story that deals with the life of a great number of Brazilians so rarely seen on cinema screens. In many ways, it is the portrait of an urban middle class found around the world: the day-to-day life of common people shown with depth and perception, centered in human feelings and flaws.
Among its many prizes are the Best Film Awards at the Kuala Lumpur, Fribourg, and Havana International Film Festivals, the Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Guadalajara International Film Festival, as well as Best Actress Awards at the 2007 Miami, Lisbon, Rio and Sao Paulo International Film Festivals.
Offered on-demand on cable and broadband services, including such influential powerhouses as Time Warner, Charter, DISH and DIRECTV, Eurocinema is currently carried in over 22 million homes across the U.S. and Canada, and pending deals will increase carriage exponentially in the coming months.
Television’s home for international and European box office films, Eurocinema features a combination of movies from legendary directors and gems of the international film world, rarely or never before seen in the U.S. Its diverse selection of quality theatrical films, comprised of both mainstream studio titles and festival award winning independent productions, acquired from more than 20 global distributors, feature the work of such directors as Pedro Almodovar, Claude Chabrol, Valerie Bruni-Tedeschi, and Vincente Aranda, as well as globally-recognized stars including Carice van Houten, Monica Bellucci, Victoria Abril, Isabelle Huppert, Penelope Cruz, Joaquim de Almeida, and many more.
Each feature film serves as the centerpiece of a hosted, two-hour thematic programming block designed to provide perspective on the film’s main theme, with such supplemental content as: host commentary, original documentaries and director interviews, as well as rarely seen short-format films relevant to the feature.
Eurocinema is a Video-On-Demand service offering fans of global cinema access to feature 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 22 million subscribers, with new systems being added monthly. Eurocinema is a service mark of EuroMedia Holdings Corp http://www.eurocinema.com