Curzon Film World
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
11 Dec 2013
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.