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Curzon acquires several Cannes films

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- Deals include new works from Olivier Assayas and Wim Wenders

Curzon acquires several Cannes films
Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas

Integrated cinema and distribution group Curzon Film World, which includes iconic brand Artificial Eye, enjoyed a busy Cannes this year and has announced the acquisition of several titles for UK and Ireland distribution, following negotiations initiated at the Market. Curzon negotiated with Film Factory for Damián Szifron’s Argentinean dark comedy Wild Tales [+see also:
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, co-produced by Pedro Almodovar. The company negotiated with MK2 for Olivier Assayas’ acclaimed Clouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
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and struck a deal with Coproduction Office for Ruben Östlund’s Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner, Turist (Force Majeure) [+see also:
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Curzon also dealt with Wild Bunch for Mikael Marcimain’s upcoming film Gentlemen and the related TV Series Gentlemen & Gangsters, both following a young author in the post-war Swedish underworld, and Gabe Polsky’s Red Army, about the history of the Soviet Union and its ice hockey team. Meanwhile, Le Pacte were the go-to agents for Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado’s Un Certain Regard Special Prize-winning film The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
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and Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu [+see also:
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Other titles acquired by Curzon include Thomas Cailley’s Love at First Fight [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Cailley
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, Andrew Hulme’s Snow in Paradise [+see also:
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film profile
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, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
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, and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan.

Louisa Dent, managing director of Curzon Film World, said, “We are delighted and proud to be able to announce the acquisition of these films, all of them made by unique, world-class filmmakers who have created their own voices within the world of cinema. It has been a busy and successful festival for us, and we are very pleased to present our upcoming slate of films.”

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