Magazine article Screen International

Curzon to Receive Bafta for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

Magazine article Screen International

Curzon to Receive Bafta for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

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Arthouse cinema group Curzon will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the 2017 Bafta film awards (held on 12 February).

Curzon operates a network of 15 independent cinemas, as well as distribution label Curzon Artificial eye and video-on-demand platform Curzon Home Cinema.

The innovative cinema brand opened in 1934 with the Curzon Mayfair and now has venues in Soho, Canterbury and Sheffield.

Distribution label Curzon Artificial Eye, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, champions new and classic cinema from Britain, Europe and around the world.

Its catalogue includes works by Andrei Tarkovsky, Satyajit Ray, Claire Denis, Charlie Chaplin, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Haneke and Mia Hansen-Løve.

Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon, said: "I'm delighted that Curzon's contribution to film has been recognised by Bafta. Curzon has a long and proud history in the British film industry and many talented and passionate people have contributed to its success story over the years. …

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