Artificial Eye has picked UK rights to Takeshi Kitano's Dolls and Tian Zhuangzhuang's Springtime In A Small Town.

The veteran UK independent distributor will open both titles in May next year. Dolls, which played at Venice and Toronto, will screen at November's London Film Festival.

Artificial Eye's release schedule includes Bertrand Tavernier's Laissez-Passer in November, followed by Otar Iosseliani's Monday Morning and Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies in December