Axiom Films

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Axiom Films International Ltd.
Film Distribution/Production
Industry Film distribution
Founded 1997
Founder Douglas Cummins
Rocio Freire-Bernat
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Douglas Cummins (MD, Axiom Films International Ltd.)
Rocio Freire-Bernat (Director of Acquisitions, Axiom Films International Ltd.
Products Film

Axiom Films is an international film distributor and producer[1] based in London.

Founded in 1997 by producer Douglas Cummins and partner Rocio Freire-Bernat, Axiom specialises in independent and world cinema, as well as documentary, filmed opera and dance.[2]

Notable films under Axiom ownership include Half Nelson,[3] for which actor Ryan Gosling was nominated for the Best Actor award at the 2007 Academy Awards, In a Better World, which won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards and the majority of Wim Wender’s feature and documentary films.

Axiom is owned by UKI Investments and founders Douglas Cummins and Rocio Freire-Bernat, who also retain a controlling interest and act as managing director and director of acquisitions respectively. UKI is one of the largest privately owned investment companies in the United Kingdom, with interests in real estate, mining, agriculture, financial services and technology across a broad geographical footprint. Axiom distributes an average 10 theatrical releases and 20 DVD films each year, as well as online and digitally through LoveFilm, iTunes and FilmFlex.

Films under UK and Irish ownership[edit]

Title Directed by Original Release Year Country
About Elly Asghar Farhadi 2009 Iran
À l'aventure Jean-Claude Brisseau 2008 France
Alice in the Cities Wim Wenders 1974 Germany
Any Way the Wind Blows Tom Barman 2003 Belgium
The American Friend Wim Wenders 1977 Germany
Atash / Thirst (English title) Tawfik Abu Wael 2004 Israel/Palestine
Ballast Lance Hammer 2008 USA
Blood and Rain Jorge Navas 2009 Colombia/Argentina
Blue Eyelids Ernesto Contreras 2007 Mexico
Born and Bred Pablo Trapero 2006 Argentina
Brilliant Moon Neten Chokling 2010 USA
Broken Lines Sallie Aprahamian 2008 UK
Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders 1999 Germany/USA/UK/France/Cuba
Carancho Pablo Trapero 2010 Argentina
Chop Shop Ramin Bahrani 2008 USA
Cold Weather Aaron Katz 2011 USA
Juan Kasper Holten 2010 Denmark
Dark Horse Todd Solondz 2011 USA
De Bruit et de Fureur Jean-Claude Brisseau 1988 France
Deliver Us from Evil Ole Bornedal 2009 Denmark/Sweden/Norway
Don't Look Down Eliseo Subiela 2008 Argentina/France
Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World Emiko Emori 2010 USA
Easier with Practice Kyle Patrick Alvarez 2009 USA
El Bola Achero Mañas 2000 Spain
The Exterminating Angels Jean-Claude Brisseau 2006 France
Familia Rodante Pablo Trapero 2004 Argentina/Brazil/France/Germany/Spain/UK
Frozen River Courtney Hunt 2008 USA
Goodbye Solo Ramin Bahrani 2009 USA
Half Nelson Ryan Fleck 2006 USA
Honeydripper John Sayles 2007 USA
The Housemaid Im Sang-soo 2010 South Korea
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone Tsai Ming-liang 2007 Malaysia/Taiwan
In a Better World Susanne Bier 2011 Denmark/Sweden
In the City of Sylvia José Luis Guerín 2007 Spain
The Inner Life of Martin Frost Paul Auster 2007 Spain/Portugal/France/USA
Kings of the Road Wim Wenders 1976 West Germany
The Kreutzer Sonata Bernard Rose 2008 USA
La Bohème Robert Dornhelm 2008 Austria/Germany
Land of Plenty Wim Wenders 2004 USA
Leap Year Michael Rowe 2010 Mexico
Libero Kim Rossi Stuart 2006 Italy
Life and Debt Stephanie Black 2001 USA
Lion's Den Pablo Trapero 2008 Argentina
Lisbon Story Wim Wenders 1994 Germany/Portugal/France/Spain
The Living Wake Sol Tryon 2007 USA
Lost Embrace Daniel Burman 2005 Argentina/France/Italy/Spain
Louise-Michel Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine 2008 France
Mademoiselle Chambon Stéphane Brizé 2009 France
Mammuth Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine 2010 France
Milarepa Neten Chokling 2006 Bhutan
My Dog Tulip Paul Fierlinger 2009 USA
Nightwatching Peter Greenaway 2007 Canada/France/Germany/Poland/Netherlands/UK/USA
Notebook on Cities and Clothes Wim Wenders 1990 West Germany/France
Off the Black Jame Ponsoldt 2006 USA
One Who Set Forth Marcel Wehn 2008 Germany
Paris, Texas Wim Wenders 1984 West Germany/France/UK/USA
Passenger Side Matthew Bissonnette 2009 Canada
Q Laurent Bouhnik 2011 France
Return to Gorée Pierre-Yves Borgeaud 2007 Luxembourg/Senegal/Swaziland
Room 666 Wim Wenders 1982 France/West Germany
Side by Side Christopher Kenneally 2012 USA
The Sea Wall Rithy Panh 2009 France/Cambodia/Belgium
Spanking the Monkey David O. Russell 1994 USA
The State of Things Wim Wenders 1982 West Germany/Portugal/USA
Sugar Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck 2008 USA
Tony Takitani Jun Ichikawa 2005 Japan
Tokyo-Ga Wim Wenders 1985 USA/West Germany
Tosca Benoît Jacquot 2001 Italy/France/UK/Germany
Un Jeu Brutal Jean-Claude Brisseau 1983 France
Undertow Javier Fuentes-León 2009 Peru
Uniform Diao Yi'nan 2003 China/Hong Kong
Vampires Vincent Lannoo 2010 Belgium
The Wayward Cloud Tsai Ming-liang 2005 France/Taiwan
Who Loves the Sun Matt Bissonnette 2006 Canada
Why We Fight Eugene Jarecki 2005 Canada/France/UK/USA
Wings of Desire Wim Wenders 1987 West Germany/France
Wrong Move Wim Wenders 1987 West Germany


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