Film will open day and date on Mar 18 in cinemas, Sky Movies Box Office and Curzon On Demand.

Artificial Eye and Sky Movies Box Office will work together on a simultaneous release of Ken Loach’s latest feature, Route Irish, which premiered in Cannes 2010.

The film will be released in 20+ cinemas across the UK from March 18, the same day it will launch for Sky Anytime and Sky Movies Box Office subscribers, for two weeks.

Sky Movies Box Office has 10m subscribers.

This marks the fourth collaboration between Artificial Eye and Sky, with previous simultaneous releases including Edge of Heaven, Julia, and Life During Wartime.

The film will also be offered day and date via the new on-demand platform Curzon On Demand, as well as via FilmFlex.

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Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon Artificial Eye, said: ” This is the fourth film we have co-released with BSkyB where “Public” and “Home” Cinema become synonymous. The inclusion this time of both Curzon On demand and FilmFlex give added impetus in establishing this new release pattern for future films”.

Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Sky Box Office, added: “We are delighted to be working with Artificial Eye once again to bring ROUTE IRISH to our users. Sky Movies is constantly striving to offer our customers the broadest range of films, delivered to them in the way that they want to watch it, and day and date releases are a great way to do this.”