In a further shake-up to the
Terms of the acquisition were not released.
The deal comes just as Artificial Eye hasbeen enjoying one of the most substantial successes in its history having mademore than $3.7m through the
Set up in the mid-1970s by Pam and Andi Engel, Artificial Eye owns a library of more than 200films as well as two first-run cinemas in central
It has long been the doyen of UK arthouse distributors, handling work from such renownedfilmmakers as Robert Bresson, Claude Chabrol, The Dardenne brothers,Eric Rohmer, Krzysztof Kiewslowski, Andrei Tarkovsky and Alexander Sokurov.
Robert Beeson will stay on as managingdirector of Artificial Eye's distribution company and Pam Engel will remain asa consultant.
Artificial Eye's cinemas together with the Curzon Mayfair and Curzon Sohoand the Richmond Filmhouse will be absorbed into anew subsidiary, giving the group nine screens on five
"Andi and PamelaEngel have created a unique, quality brand," said Roger Wingate, who owns Act."Philip Knatchbull and I feel honoured to carry thetorch from now on. Artificial Eye is now the leading
This is the third takeover of an independent