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Indie Horror Censor to Get Cinema Release

Critically-acclaimed independent horror Censor will get a cinema release in the UK and Ireland later this year.

The film, which follows Enid, a film censor, as she sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister's disappearance, will be available on the big screen from Friday, July 2.

The decision was made after Vertigo Releasing, a distribution company dedicated to bringing independent films to wider audiences, announced it had secured the acquisition of the highly-rated title.

The first feature film from Welsh director Prano Bailey-Bond, deemed a 'Star of Tomorrow' by Screen International in 2018, Censor had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and currently boasts an impressive critic score of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.

After finding out the film would get a theatrical release, Bailey-Bond said: "It's amazing to be partnering with Vertigo Releasing, an established champion of incredible independent cinema who have worked with directors I hugely admire - Jennifer Kent, Taika Waititi, Nicholas Winding Refn, Spike Lee, Babak Anvari.

"I'm so thrilled they will be bringing our film 'home', to cinemas across the UK."

Rupert Preston, Vertigo's CEO, shared Bailey-Bond's excitement, saying: "Censor is quite simply one of the best UK debuts in years. We could not be more excited about unleashing it on UK audiences this summer and working with Prano on this film."

Censor will be released in UK cinemas on July 2.