Coming Soon!

With the Friday, January 21, North American release of Applause fast approaching, World Wide is pleased to announce the initial list of theaters at which the film will be shown. In New York, it will show at the Beekman Theatre (1271 2nd Ave.) and the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston St.). On the West Coast, Applause will be shown in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre (8000 Sunset Blvd.), in Beverly Hills at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 (9036 Wilshire Blvd.), and in Orange County at the Edwards University Town Center 6 Theatre in Irvine (4245 Campus Drive). Be sure to check back again as the release date gets closer for additional locations.

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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,, '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