Timbuktu

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective

England

2014

Total project grant (euros)

13,200

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Call number

EAC/S22/2013

Call publication date

11 Dec 2013

Application deadline

2 Jul 2014

Result publication date

27 Oct 2014

UK release date

29 May 2015

This French-Mauritanian film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako follows the story of a cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu. The family finds their quiet lives - which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith - abruptly disturbed.

The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.

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.

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