Artificial Eye's 40th anniversary

Join us to celebrate four decades of visionary cinema

Since 1976, Artificial Eye has been bringing the best world cinema to film audiences across the UK and Ireland - and championing some of the world's most visionary directors. 

To celebrate, we are releasing a series of 40th anniversary DVD and Blu-ray box sets starting with Volume 1: Contemporary British Cinema on 12 September, Volume 2: Oscar Winners on 3 October, Volume 3: Palme d'Or Winners on 31 October and Volume 4: Classics on 5 December.

Our sister company Curzon Home Cinema have selected 40 films from our back catalogue - with rental prices starting at £1.50 until Friday 18 November. You can also buy 40 of our films now on iTunes for only £2.99 until Sunday 13 November.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, we also created a special poster (which you can see in its glory by scrolling down) and challenged you to name as many as possible for a chance to win a Curzon Cinemas VIP membership worth £950, the set of four 40th anniversary collection DVD / Blu-ray box sets as well as the poster itself. Three runners-up received the box sets as well as the poster. The competition closed on 23 October - congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered. The correct answers to the competition are listed further down on this page.

Earlier this year, we screened landmark films by visionary auteurs at the Curzon Bloomsbury, Curzon Mayfair and Curzon Chelsea cinemas. 

Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
Friday 22 July at 6.00pm at Curzon Bloomsbury
Friday 12 August at 6.00pm at Curzon Mayfair
Friday 19 August at 6.00pm at Curzon Chelsea

The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)
Saturday 23 July at 8.30pm at Curzon Bloomsbury
Saturday 13 August at 5.30pm at Curzon Mayfair
Saturday 20 August at 5.30pm at Curzon Chelsea

The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda)
Saturday 23 July at 6.00pm at Curzon Bloomsbury

Three Colours: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Saturday 23 July at 12.00noon and Sunday 24 July at 12.00noon at Curzon Bloomsbury
Monday 15 August at 6.15pm at Curzon Mayfair
Monday 22 August at 6.15pm at Curzon Chelsea

Three Colours: White (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Saturday 23 July at 2.00pm and Sunday 24 July at 2.00pm at Curzon Bloomsbury
Tuesday 16 August at 6.15pm at Curzon Mayfair
Tuesday 23 August at 6.15pm at Curzon Chelsea

Three Colours: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Saturday 23 July at 4.00pm and Sunday 24 July at 4.00pm at Curzon Bloomsbury
Wednesday 17 August at 6.15pm at Curzon Mayfair
Wednesday 24 August at 6.15pm at Curzon Chelsea

Pina (Wim Wenders)
Sunday 24 July at 2.30pm at Curzon Bloomsbury (in 3D)
Sunday 14 August at 3.30pm at Curzon Mayfair (in 2D)
Sunday 12 August at 2.30pm at Curzon Chelsea (in 3D)

13 Assassins (Takashi Miike)
Sunday 24 July at 6.00pm at Curzon Bloomsbury
Thursday 18 August at 6.00pm at Curzon Mayfair

Included in our anniversary year's celebrations is also the nationwide retrospective of Andrei Tarkovsky's seven features - visit Tarkovsky.co.uk for details.

Anniversary competition correct answers: 

Front row (left to right): Abdellatif Kechiche, Lars von Trier, Abbas Kiarostami, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Andrei Tarkovsky, Joanna Hogg, Michael Haneke

Second row from the bottom (left to right): Charlie Chaplin, Agnès Varda, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Béla Tarr, Mia Hansen­-Løve, Wim Wenders, Xavier Dolan, Satyajit Ray

Third row from the bottom (left to right): Cate Shortland, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Charlie Kaufman, Andrea Arnold, Andrew Haigh, Clio Barnard, Peter Strickland, Olivier Assayas

Fourth row from the bottom (left to right): Paolo Sorrentino, Lynne Ramsay, László Nemes, Abderrahmane Sissako, Ingmar Bergman, Alain Resnais, Claire Denis, Claude Chabrol

Back row (left to right): Christian Mungiu, Pawel Pawlikowski, Whit Stillman, Asghar Farhadi, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Leos Carax, Roy Andersson, Francois Truffaut

Bonus round (the smoking auteur at the top left): Aki Kaurismäki