In light of A Serbian Film
being pulled from the Film4 FrightFest
lineup at the last minute after the BBFC demanded nearly four minutes of cuts, UK distributor Revolver and FrightFest organizers have released a brief statement on the situation. Here's what they have to say:
A spokesperson for Revolver, the UK distributor of the film said - "In light of the BBFC's recent requested 49 cuts totalling approximately 3 mins 48 secs for the DVD / Blu-ray release of A Serbian Film, we remain committed to releasing the closest possible version of the film to the director's original cut.
The company recognises that the film is an uncompromising, artistic and political statement from a unique filmmaking vision and remains fully supportive to the director. Revolver believes this is a film that deserves to be seen by both a theatrical and home entertainment UK audience."
Alan Jones, organiser of FrightFest confirmed - "FrightFest has decided not to show A Serbian Film in a heavily cut version because, as a festival with a global integrity, we think a film of this nature should be shown in its entirety as per the director's intention."
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