Magazine article Screen International

Curzon Swoops on Cannes Competition Pair

Magazine article Screen International

Curzon Swoops on Cannes Competition Pair

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The UK's Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired François Ozon's erotic thriller Amant Double and Paris-set AIDS activist love story BPM (Beats Per Minute).

The acquisitions take the UK distributor's Cannes Competition haul to five competition titles alongside Happy End, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Square.

Marine Vacth co-stars in Ozon's Amant Double as a fragile young woman who falls in love with a psychoanalyst with a secret double life played by Jérémie Renier.

Set against the backdrop of the French AIDs activism movement Act Up in 1990s Paris, BPM revolves around Nathan, a newcomer to the protest group who has his world shaken-up by Sean, one of its most radical members.

"It is a pleasure to be working with Francois Ozon again, especially given the success of our recent partnership on Frantz. …

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