EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group and Curzon have collectively acquired all U.S., U.Okay. and Irish distribution rights to Mark Cousins’ Cannes Movie Pageant documentary The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas concerning the Oscar-winning producer of The Final Emperor.
A theatrical launch is anticipated later in 2021 for the film, which is a David P. Kelly Movies manufacturing.
In The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas, filmmaker and author Mark Cousins (The Story Of Movie: An Odyssey) accompanies legendary producer Thomas on the latter’s annual pilgrimage to the Cannes Movie Pageant.
Every year for the final 45 years, Thomas has made the journey to Cannes (the primary one was together with his movie director father, Ralph Thomas). This time Cousins is alongside for the off-beat grand tour on sea and land, chatting with Thomas as they absorb landmarks and folks linked to the producer’s movies and life, from the Paris areas of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, to Lyon, the birthplace of cinema, and at last to the Riviera competition.
The movie celebrates the high-profile collaborations Thomas has had with main administrators comparable to David Cronenberg (Crash, Bare Lunch), Nagisa Oshima (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence), Bertolucci (The Final Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Stealing Magnificence) and Matteo Garrone (Dogman, Story Of Tales).
Stars of Thomas productions interviewed within the movie embody Debra Winger and Tilda Swinton.
The deal was negotiated by CMG Senior Vice President Robert Aaronson, Curzon Movie Managing Director Louisa Dent and Ryan Kampe of Go to Movies. CMG acquired Curzon in late 2019 and the 2 typically make joint acquisitions.
“In my teenagers I noticed that when it stated ‘Jeremy Thomas Presents’ on a movie, it was more likely to be wild and passionate,” stated Mark Cousins. “I craved such ardour in cinema, and located it in Dangerous Timing, The Sheltering Sky, Crash, Bare Lunch and so many extra. The pirate and punk who made these movies occur is known as Jeremy Thomas. He has expanded the medium of movie.”
Jeremy Thomas added: “When Mark requested to affix me on my annual highway journey to the Cannes Movie Pageant it swiftly grew to become two for the highway. It was a fantastic journey and I’m afraid I gave away loads of secrets and techniques alongside the best way. I’m so blissful folks will have the ability to see it within the cinema by Curzon within the U.Okay. and Cohen Media.”
CMG’s Robert Aaronson commented: “The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas is a must-see movie by, for and about lovers of cinema.”
Curzon’s Louisa Dent added: “As soon as once more, Mark Cousins exhibits us why movies matter – and why folks like Jeremy Thomas undergo all of the exhausting work to make them.”