Applause On The Road

Applause was showcased to rave reviews last month at the Chicago European Union Film Festival. World Wide offers sincere thanks to the Gene Siskel Film Center (at the Art Institute of Chicago) for bringing the award-winning picture to indy film fans in the Windy City.  Next Friday,  April 8, Applause will be presented by River City Cinema at the Union Street Brick Church in Bangor, ME. For more information, visit  Then on Wednesday, April 13, the picture will be shown at the Downtown Boca Film Festival as a preview to the general release in South Florida at the Movies Of Delray theater on Friday, April 22. Anxious for this critically acclaimed film to make it to your city? Drop us a line at!/pages/Applause/126007614098443 and let us know!

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“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,, 'Pick of the Week'

One of reviewer Neil Curry's four films to watch


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

- Peter Knegt,

“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