Artificial Eye Scores With More Than Half European Film Academy Nominations On Its Release Roster

10:29 AM PST 11/07/2011 by Stuart Kemp
Magnolia Pictures
Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia

U.K. arthouse specialist boasts 21 noms from 39 slots at upcoming EFA nods.

LONDON – British distributor Artificial Eye proved itself to have an eye for arthouse in rounding up European filmmaking endeavors and giving them a U.K. home.

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The distributor can currently lay claim to having U.K. rights to movies boasting 21 nominations across all categories for this year’s European Film Awards, from a total of 39 nominees.

The European Film Academy unveiled its nominee picks Saturday (Nov. 5) with Artificial Eye’s distribution plans bolstered by the prestigious list.

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The British distributor has U.K. rights to Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, The Kid With A Bike, directed by the Dardenne brothers, Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre, Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse and Essential Killing, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.

It also has Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin on its roster of releases, starring Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.

Aside from its arthouse distribution empire building, Curzon Artificial Eye Group also operates a micro network of six high profile movie theaters across the British capital with 12 screens including the Curzon Soho and Curzon Mayfair cinemas.

Audiences hit 600,000 admisssions annually across the sites.

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