Curzon acquires Only the Animals, Guest of Honour, Citizens of the World
James R | On 01, May 2020
Curzon has acquired three films to stream in the coming weeks, including new titles from Atom Egoyan and Dominik Moll.
All three films will be released in coming weeks exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema initially, with theatrical screenings planned for when cinemas reopen later this year.
Louisa Dent, MD of Curzon Artificial Eye, says: “Dominik, Gianni and Atom are all directors we have worked with in the past and it is a pleasure to be able to reconnect with them. We’ve seen a huge growth in people using Curzon Home Cinema and we know they are looking for fresh and interesting new films, these films will deliver that for our audience.”
Here’s the line-up of titles acquired:
Only The Animals (Dominik Moll)
Denis Ménochet (Custody) stars in an enthralling thriller about the disappearance of a woman during a snowstorm. Five strangers in a remote mountain town are caught up in mystery that spans continents and which none of them expected.
The deal was negotiated with Thania Dimitrakopoulou at The Match Factory.
The film will be released on Curzon Home Cinema on 29th May.
Guest of Honour (Atom Egoyan)
David Thewlis and Laysla De Oliveira star as a father and daughter pair attempting to work through their complicated history and personal demons.
When a prank goes wrong, Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), a young teacher, is falsely accused of abusing her position of authority over a 17-year-old. However, she becomes convinced she deserves her punishment for earlier crimes and refuses her father’s (David Thewlis) help in securing her release from prison.
The deal was negotiated with Sebastian Beffa at Playtime.
The film will be released on Curzon Home Cinema on 5th June.
Citizens of the World (Gianni Di Gregorio)
Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy’s laconic answer to Larry David, returns to the humanist comic territory of arthouse hits Mid August Lunch and Salt of Life. In Citizens of The World three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meagre pensions will go further. Planning for the trip sees the trio trawl the pubs and restaurants of a sun saturated Rome.
The deal was negotiated with Camille Neel at Le Pacte.
The film will be released on Curzon Home Cinema on 12th June.