Amazon Prime is adding another exclusive to their library of instant movies, ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown,’ an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Amazon announced the exclusive online-only subscription home for the film earlier today, as well as several other acclaimed documentary and feature films.
The Broken Circle Breakdown, directed by Felix van Groeningen from Belgium, was theatrically released in the fall and is one of five nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s 86th Academy Awards.
The licensing deal brings a long list of other Tribeca Film releases to Prime Instant Video, the majority of which are available now for instant streaming to Prime members. In addition to The Broken Circle Breakdown, they include How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a top 2013 documentary about the war on drugs, featuring Susan Sarandon, Arianna Huffington and Russell Simmons, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Sparrows Dance, and the animated children’s film Moon Man.
“The Academy has honored The Broken Circle Breakdown with a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category and we are excited to bring this engaging film to Prime members,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We know the independent film category is a favorite among Amazon customers and this agreement with Tribeca Film will add even more high-quality films to Prime Instant Video.”
“Tribeca Film is pleased to deliver a large selection of diverse and quality independent films to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers. The Prime Instant Video platform is an ideal way for our films to be discovered by a highly targeted audience who we feel is looking for this type of content,” said Todd Green, GM of Tribeca Film.
Prime Instant Video is the exclusive online-only subscription home for PBS series Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, FX drama The Americans, CBS summer blockbuster series Under the Dome and later this summer, Extant. Other hit TV series exclusives include Veronica Mars, Justified, Falling Skies, Grimm, Workaholics, Suits and Covert Affairs. Prime Instant Video also offers an exclusive collection of kids shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. that customers won’t find on any other online-only subscription service, including favorites like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues, and The Bubble Guppies. Airing now, Amazon’s first original series Alpha House and Betas can be found exclusively on Prime Instant Video as well.