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PVR Pictures acquires ‘Fox Catcher’

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NEW DELHI: Acclaimed film Fox Catcher which won the best director award for Bennett Miller has been acquired for India by PVR Pictures, the distribution arm of the largest cinema exhibition company in India, at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Director Bennett Miller, whose previous film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt was nominated for six Academy Awards, has based Fox Catcher on the real-life murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.

In addition to the Fox Catcher PVR Pictures acquired Alone in Berlin, Our Kind of Traitor, Equals, Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic, Legend, Civilian, Inversion, American Express, Hologram for the King, London Fields and Visions among others.

PVR joint managing director Sanjeev Kumar said, “PVR believes in not only providing a world class standard of cinema watching experience to the audiences but it equally emphasises on quality content that is acknowledged globally for its viewers. Indian patrons are opening up to recognise global cinema with quality subject matter. This is a very good time for the industry and the Indian audience has a lot to look forward to in the coming months.”

PVR Pictures had earlier brought films like American Hustle, The Wolf of the Wall Street, 12 years a Slave, Her, Nebraska, Lone Survivor, Dallas Buyers Club to name a few; which were major nominations at the Oscars, being testament to, bringing to the new class of cine goers, content driven films.

PVR has a decade long association with international film festivals like Oscars and now it is becoming a leading exhibitor of French Riviera through Cannes.

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