UK distributor Artificial Eye has taken UK rights to Mia Hansen-Love’s Father Of My Children (Le Pere De Mes Enfants).
The film, which won a special prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, is handled internationally by Les Films De Losange.
Father Of My Children was partially inspired by Humbert Balsan - a near legendary figure in European arthouse cinema who committed suicide in early 2005. At the time of his death, he was trying to produce what would become Hansen-Love’s debut feature, Tout Est Pardonee, winner of the Prix Louis Delluc in France in 2007.
In a related move, Artificial Eye has now confirmed release dates for some of its other Cannes prize winners, which include Lars Von Trier’s succes de scandale Antichrist, Michael Haneke’s Palme D’Or winner The White Ribbonand Andrea Arnold’s Jury Prize winner Fish Tank.
Antichrist, which provoked huge controversy in Cannes while also winning Charlotte Gainsbourg a Best Actress award, will be released British cinemas in its full, unexpurgated version on July 24. The summer release aims to capitalise on the strong debate already surrounding Von Trier’s film in the UK media.
The White Ribbon is provisionally set for a November launch, which suggests that Haneke’s Cannes winner is set for a slot at the London Film Festival
Meanwhile, Fish Tank will be released in the UK in September and Father Of My Children is expected to be launched early next year.