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31/12/01
Britain Set for Influx of Foreign Films
- UGC cinemas in talks to distribute movies in UK

BRITISH cinemas could see an increase in foreign movies next year - and it's all thanks to the French.

French-based cinema chain UGC cinemas are considering a deal that would enable them to distribute films in the UK. If the move goes ahead, it is more than likely that UGC will focus primarily on European films.

Under UK competition regulations, UGC, which has 43 cinemas in the UK and Ireland, will have to offer the films to other cinema chains, thereby allowing foreign films to reach wider audiences.

2001 has been a successful year for foreign-language films. French romantic comedy Amelie proved a hit at the box office while Bollywood flick KG3 shot to number three in the British film charts, the first Bollywood film to do so.




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