Applause

Festival Favorite

The great press resulting from the recent limited release of Applause has film buffs in other cities clamouring to see it. Already an award winner from festivals around the world, now Applause is headed to two more! First, the picture will screen at the Victoria International Film Festival on Sunday, February 6, at 2 p.m. at the Empire Capitol 6 Cinema in Victoria, British Columbia (visit www.victoriafilmfestival.com for more information). Then in March, it’s off to the Chicago European Union Film Festival where it will screen twice at the Gene Siskel Film Center (March 20th and 23rd), which is part of the Art Institute of Chicago. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster here.

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Applause Applause

“One of the best screen performances of the year.”

- Karen Durbin, The New York Times

"Deeply affecting ... unflinchingly real."

- Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary performance by Paprika Steen.”

- Roger Ebert,The Chicago Sun-Times

"[Steen] brings a thrilling emotional nakedness and...unsentimental honesty to the part."

- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“A fearless, tour-de-force performance by star Paprika Steen...extracts the essence of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence.”

- Alissa Simon, Variety

"Taut and daring"

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 'Pick of the Week'

One of reviewer Neil Curry's four films to watch

- CNN

“Quite notable, particularly for its intense, stripped-down lead performance by Paprika Steen.

- Peter Knegt, indiewire.com

“A terrific performance by Danish film star Paprika Steen.”

- Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

“Though utterly convincing as a renowned theater actress, it's clear from her work in Applause that Paprika Steen has a face for the camera [and] considerable on-screen magnetism...[A] journey [of] melancholy self-realization.”

- Matthew Connolly, Slant magazine

"Paprika Steen is absolutely harrowing and brilliant."

 - Chris Kriofske, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film