Letter: Movie choice

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DAVID PHILLIPS commented on the lack of choice for cinema-goers (Letters, 31 May). In Glasgow there are seven multiplexes showing a total of up to 25 titles in a week. Apart from the occasional Full Monty or Trainspotting, they are all from Hollywood.

Films are routinely and successfully dubbed for French, German and Italian markets. If distribution followed the market,there could be massive audiences for French blockbusters or quirky and sexy Scandinavian films. But the British market seems to be sewn up. The BFI should make a thorough enquiry into the distribution system, to promote real competition. The subsidised and voluntary sector is not a substitute for open and competitive distribution.

Martin Axford