Episode 037: Cate Kane, Head of Acquisitions, Curzon Artificial Eye

Cate is Head of Acquisitions at Curzon Artificial Eye, the UK distributor behind many an award-winning movie. Some of my favourite releases of theirs have included The Handmaiden, Victoria, Love & Friendship, Only You, A Fantastic Woman, 120 BPM, The Great Beauty and Jeune Femme, to name but a few. 


We talked about the start of Cate’s career working for BBC Films and Casarotto, as well as her acquisitions highlights, how she deals with not making deals and what returning to work since maternity leave has been like. 


And it would be remiss of me not to mention a Curzon release coming to cinemas soon, which is undoubtedly one of my favourites of 2019 (I was lucky enough to see it at TIFF) and that’s Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady On Fire. It’s every bit as sensuous and wise and vivid as you’d expect and I can’t recommend it enough. Curzon are releasing that into cinemas and on-demand from the 28th February. 


**Quick PSA. My questions have been re-recorded to fix some sound issues, so if it sounds like Cate and I are in a different room, that would be why.** 


But for now please join me in fangirling Cate in episode 37 of Best Girl Grip.