Arrow Films is delighted to announce that it will be handling the sales and distribution, across both Digital and Physical, of the highly acclaimed and respected world cinema label Second Run, in Arrow’s first deal of this type.
The Second Run catalogue is rich and diverse, celebrating unique voices in cinema from undiscovered pioneers to the auteurs of today. The catalogue numbers boast over 100 titles and on 14th March 2016 Second Run will release their first Blu-ray title, Horse Money, under the new Arrow deal.
“This is a great opportunity for Arrow to be able to represent one of the finest and considered labels in the UK. I have been a long-time admirer of Second Run for its curated approach to distribution, its distinct brand and for its many accolades and awards it collects each year. We are excited to be able to represent Second Run’s rich catalogue at this special point in time for the company”. Alex Agran, MD, Arrow Films.
“In beginning our second decade as an independent label, I feel that Second Run is really fortunate to have found a company such as Arrow Films to represent our sales and distribution. In the past few years Arrow have, with their focus, choice of films and the effort and care they take in presenting their work in the best possible editions, become amongst the very top labels for the discerning cinephile.
Arrow’s whole-hearted acceptance and understanding of a deeply-curated label such as Second Run, having even released films from Second Run’s own wish-list that I never expected anyone else to want to release, clearly shows me that we will be in good and caring hands. I really hope and believe that this alliance with Arrow will provide us with more opportunity and a wider reach for our films and the filmmakers we work with and that result is, at its heart, exactly what Second Run exists to try and do.
As a totally independent label, it has also given us the confidence to make our first foray into Blu-ray with the release in March of Pedro Costa’s award-winning and extraordinary film Horse Money.
All this makes the next ten years of Second Run even more exciting to contemplate”. Mehelli Modi
Founder, Second Run
To launch the new partnership, Second Run will be releasing two films by Věra Chytilová; Something Different and A Bagful of Fleas, on 29th February. Forthcoming releases include the first films of Joshua Oppenheimer (director of The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence) and Oscar winner The Shop on the High Street (also known as The Shop on Main Street). Orders should now be placed through your Arrow Films account manager, or directly through SONY DADC.
About Arrow Films
Arrow Films is a multi-tiered, all-rights entertainments company that is committed to deliver exceptional content via innovative and pioneering marketing solutions, best of breed technical achievements and world class customer engagement. Combining State-of-the-Art restoration with bespoke, striking and unique packaging including world first personalized releases, Arrow is the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market. Separately, Arrow is focused in developing its own internationally iconic brands across multiple platforms, including physical media, theatrical, digital, publishing and at dedicated fan events. From TV Series to Feature Films, Arrow delivers content to customers at the forefront of new technology in the ever-changing media landscape.
About Second Run
Founded in 2005 with a passion to present lost classic and contemporary gems of world cinema, Second Run’s releases encompass many genres and languages. The labels catalogue is a personal selection reflecting significant films which they love and feel passionate about sharing with others.
They have been instrumental in introducing and making available to UK audiences - often for the very first time - the works of great filmmakers such as Miklós Jancsó, František Vláčil and Věra Chytilová. Their ever-evolving catalogue (currently at over 100 titles) also boasts works by filmmakers as diverse as Andrzej Wajda, Nicolas Philibert, Miloš Forman, Pedro Costa, Andrzej Żuławski, Lisandro Alonso, Kryzsztof Zanussi, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul among them.
It was always Second Run's intention to be part of a cinephile community who care for, seek, discuss, present and watch such films - and now more than 10 years later Second Run have found themselves at the forefront of presenting rare and hard-to-see films from around the world to a dedicated and ever-appreciative UK and international audience.