Three cities tapped for EFP tour


LONDON -- Three of Europe's capitals have been picked by European Film Promotion to host Picture Europe!, a campaign to put local boxoffice hits into theaters across the continent.

Handpicked theater locations in London, Berlin and Madrid will play host to three weeklong programs that will kick off in April in Madrid with German filmmaker Sebastian Schipper's "A Friend of Mine," EFP said Wednesday.

Other films lined up by the promotional organization include Feliks Falk's "The Collector" (Poland), Pol Cruchten's "Little Secrets" (Luxembourg) and Tudor Giurgiu's "Love Sick" (Romania).

The program then moves to Berlin in mid-April and winds up in London on June 8, opening with the 2006 Spanish hit "Alatriste" by Agustin Diaz Yanes.

The Berlin program will include Barbara Albert's "Fallen" (Austria), Fausto Brizzi's "The Night Before the Finals" (Italy) and Kiran Kolarov's "L's Revolt" (Bulgaria), organizers said.