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Applause, which is a film about an actress struggling to reconcile her personal and professional lives, has been especially well received by those in the entertainment industry. Following on the heels of a successful screening for members of the Screen Actors Guild, the Writers Guild of America and Directors Guild of America have both requested to share the movie with their members. The WGA screening will take place at its Beverly Hills, CA, theater on Monday, January 10, at 6 p.m. Details of the DGA event will follow. Additionally, members of the Academy and the New York press will be congregating on Wednesday, January 6, at the 57 Screening Room in Manhattan for another screening of the picture prior to its January 21 general release.

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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