Les Combattants (Love at First Fight)
Curzon Film World
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
6 Oct 2014
4 Dec 2014
Result publication date
24 Apr 2015
UK release date
19 Jun 2015
Les Combattants (Love at First Sight) is a French romantic comedy directed by Thomas Cailley. A small-town man falls in love with an apocalyptic-minded woman and joins her at boot camp to learn survivalist skills.
The film was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Parallel Section.
The film also received nine nominations at the 40th César Awards, winning Best Actress, Most Promising Actor and Best First Feature Film.
Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:
"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."
Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.