Curzon Film World, Artificial Eye's sister label, has acquired the UK distribution rights to David Gordon Green's (Undertow, Prince Avalanche) latest film Joe (2013), starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, and Heather Kafka. Earlier this year, the film won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
Official synopsis: In the dirty unruly world of small-town Texas, ex-convict Joe Ransom (Cage) has tried to put his dark past behind him and to live a simple life. He works for a lumber company by day, drinks by night. But when 15-year-old Gary (Sheridan) – a kid trying to support his family – comes to town, desperate for work, Joe has found a way to atone for his sins – to finally be someone's hero. As Joe tries to protect Gary, the pair will take the twisting road to redemption in the hope for a better life in this tough, hard-hitting but incredibly moving story.