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35 Shots Of Rum DVD

This has been Claire Denis’ most successful film since ‘Beau Travail'. Lionel, a widower, has lived in easy domesticity with his daughter, but realises the time has come for her to find her own way in life and leave home. From this simple premise Denis weaves a magical and moving piece of cinema that deals with large subjects with the lightest of touches. Outstanding ensemble acting from all the cast allows Denis to focus on her charact..

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5 Broken Cameras DVD

Winner of audience prizes at festivals around the world, and long-listed for an Oscar, 5 Broken Cameras is the story of Bil’in, a West Bank Palestinian village, whose inhabitants have long been mounting a resistance to the occupation and appropriation of their land for neighbouring Israeli settlements. It is told via the footage of local inhabitant Emad Burnat, who bought a camera to make home-movies about the growing years of his newbo..

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Adoration DVD

In Atom Egoyan's best film since The Sweet Hereafter, Sabine (Arsinee Khanjian), a high school teacher, gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story. The betrayal of trust in the story leads her pupil Simon to elaborate his own story based on what he was told about his dead father - a story that spins off on the internet out of his control. Creating an elaborately patterned plot, Egoyan investigates the nature of fa..

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Alamar DVD

Mexican filmmaker Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio directs this part film/part documentary set on Banco Chinchorro, the second largest coral reef in the world, which lies just off the Mexican coast. Five-year-old Natan (Natan Machado Palombini) is the son of an Italian mother (Roberta Palombini) and Mexican father (Jorge Machado) who have recently divorced. Before leaving for a new life in Rome with his mother, Natan spends a final summer with his ..

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An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker DVD

Winner of 2 Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival, the film reconstructs (using the actual people involved) a real incident that became a national scandal - Nazif and his wife Senada are from Bosnia's Roma community, living with their two young daughters in a remote village. Nazif makes just enough to keep them going, by salvaging metal from old cars. But when Senada has a miscarriage and requires surgery, she does not have the card ..

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Arabian Nights DVD

Three-part drama from film-maker Miguel Gomes in which he reinvents the 'One Thousand and One Nights' stories and sets them in modern-day Portugal. In 'Volume 1 - The Restless One', playing himself, Gomes is wrought with anguish at the destruction of Portuguese industry as a result of economic sanctions and austerity in 2013. His wife, the Arabian Queen Scheherazade (Crista Alfaiate), tries to comfort him and save herself by telling him..

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Argerich DVD

The world-renowned pianists Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich, two giants of classical music, are seen here under the scrutiny of their daughter Stephanie, now in her thirties and a mother herself. Argerich (originally titled Bloody Daughter) is a warm, intimate and often funny family portrait filmed over 2 decades and around the world that questions the relationship between a mother who is a quasi "goddess", and also a very privat..

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Aurora DVD

Probably the ultimate slow-burn film, Aurora is the follow-up to The Death of Mr Lazarescu, and starts by showing the apparently banal life of an engineer, played by the director Cristi Puiu himself. But the day's incidents are overlain with a growing unease and anxiety. When he buys a shotgun, the slow tension gradually builds. "With his bold third feature, Puiu proves that he is one of the most distinctive artists working in cinema an..

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Behemoth DVD

Liang Zhao directs this documentary about Inner Mongolia's coal mines and iron works. The film focuses on how China's growing industrialism and productivity has altered the environmental and social landscape of the surrounding regions...

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Beloved DVD

Christophe Honore's new film is a return to the musical format of Les Chansons d'Amour, using Alex Beaupain as composer once again and adding Catherine Deneuve as the ultimate Jacques Demy, tribute to his stock company of Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni and Louis Garrel. Real-life mother and daughter Deneuve and Mastroianni play mother and daughter with Sagnier as the young Deneuve in a story that examines, with the lightest of tou..

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Bluebeard DVD

Catherine Breillat directs this highly stylised retelling of the classic fairy tale. The film weaves together two stories, each involving two sisters. In the first, set in the 1950s, Catherine (Marilou Lopes-Benites) torments her older sister Marie-Anne (Lola Giovannetti) with readings of the scary tale of Bluebeard, the ogre who murders women and eats small children. In the second, another pair of sisters - Anne (Daphne Baiwir) and Mar..

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Caesar Must Die DVD

Award-winning documentary from renowned Italian filmmakers the Taviani brothers following a production of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' by a group of incarcerated criminals. Filming the rehearsals and performance of the play by the inmates of the Rebibbia prison near Rome, the Taviani brothers allow for a candid look within the prison's walls and by using a blend of narrative and documentary show how the events of the play begin to mirr..

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Cemetery Of Splendour Blu-Ray

In the latest film from the director of the Cannes Palme d'Or winning Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives, soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loves ones communicate w..

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Cemetery Of Splendour DVD

Thai drama written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film follows a group of soldiers as they are stricken by a seemingly incurable and mysterious sleeping sickness that causes them to suffer spiritual hallucinations. Volunteers Jen and Keng (Jenjira Pongpas and Jarinpattra Rueangram) tend to the patients in a temporary clinic housed in a remote, former school in the Thai town of Khon Kaen. While Jen keeps a close eye on It..

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Christmas Tale A DVD

Leading French film-maker Arnoud Desplechin has gathered an all star cast headed by Catherine Deneuve and Mathieu Amalric for this wickedly funny and outrageous spin on a family reunion drama. Deneuve plays the matriarch who needs to gather all the family together not just for Christmas but reasons of her own. As the disparate members gather together in the city of Roubaix, old tensions and affections re-awaken. The cast give terrific p..

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Chronicle Of Anna Magdalena Bach / Sicilia! / Une Visite Au Louvre DVD

The three films here give a glimpse of the range of Straub and Huillet - films in German, French and Italian from 1967 to 2003, all adapted from pre-existing texts. They have been described as the greatest of unknown film-makers and their works have never been available on video in the UK before this 2 disc set. Chronicles of Anna Magdalena Bach: Bach's life told from the vantage of his second marriage is the subject of this almost doc..

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Closed Curtain DVD

They are both on the run: the man with the dog he is not allowed to own because Islamic law deems it to be unclean, and the young woman who took part in an illicit party on the shores of the Caspian Sea. They barricade themselves in a secluded villa with curtained windows and eye each other suspiciously. Why has he shaved his head? How does she know he is being followed by the police? They are now prisoners in a house without a view in ..

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Conspirators Of Pleasure DVD

Six characters pursue solitary pleasures... Mr Pivonka builds a chicken costume and throws rocks at an effigy of his neighbour. She humiliates an effigy of him. Meanwhile, the local postwoman rolls pieces of bread up into small balls, which she sucks up her nose and ears. Mr Beltinsky constructs rolling pins covered in intriguing textures with which to stroke himself, and his newsreader wife reads the news while having her toes sucked b..

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Eccentricities Of A Blonde Haired Girl DVD

This latest gem from the great Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira deals with the perils of desire. In taking a very 19th Century story by the novelist Eca de Queiroz and setting it without alteration in the present day, Oliveria is able to play with narrative convention to produce a film of delicious irony. Macario falls for the blonde waving her fan in the window opposite, gains and loses fortunes in her pursuit, but to late discov..

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Elena Blu-Ray

Released to wide critical acclaim, and with a Philip Glass score, this is the third film by Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of The Return. Elena won the Certain Regard Special Jury Prize in Cannes and Nadezhda Markina has also won several Best Actress awards for her performance in the title role. Elena and Vladimir are unequal partners in their second marriage, he rich, she a former nurse. The two of them have met late in life, each wi..

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Elena DVD

Released to wide critical acclaim, and with a Philip Glass score, this is the third film by Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of The Return. Elena won the Certain Regard Special Jury Prize in Cannes and Nadezhda Markina has also won several Best Actress awards for her performance in the title role. Elena and Vladimir are unequal partners in their second marriage, he rich, she a former nurse. The two of them have met late in life, each wi..

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Fidelio Alices Journey DVD

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Film Socialisme DVD

Godard's latest film is in 3 parts: a Mediterranean cruise, a section centered on a family, and a visual essay across 6 cities and cultures: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Greece, Naples and Barcelona. A typically complex collage of images, music, thoughts and quotes from film ad literature that demands and will greatly reward repear viewing. The DVD has both complete English subtitles (exclusive to this edition) and the original truncated '..

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Fire Will Come DVD

Galician drama written and directed by Oliver Laxe. Having served two years in prison for arson, Amador (Amador Arias) returns to his rural home in the mountains of Galicia to live with his elderly mother, Benedicta (Benedicta Sánchez), and tend to the family farm. When a new wildfire erupts in the forest surrounding Amador's village, the locals immediately suspect the convicted pyromaniac of being responsible...

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Glory DVD

Bulgarian drama co-directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov. When dishevelled railway trackman Tzanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov) stumbles upon millions of Bulgarian lev lying on the train tracks, he decides to hand it into the authorities instead of keeping it himself, a decision which sees his colleagues label him a fool. However, head of PR for Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport, Julia Staykova (Margita Gosheva), sees Tzanko's g..

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Gueros DVD

Mexican comedy drama. Struggling to look after her misbehaving son Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre) his widowed mother sends him to live with his brother Sombra (Tenoch Huerta) in Mexico City. Bored of life in the apartment and the student strikes going on outside, Tomás convinces Sombra and his college roommate Santos (Leonardo Ortizgris) to help him track down washed-up musician Epigmenio Cruz (Alfonso Charpener), who Tomás has inherited his..

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Hadewijch DVD

Bruno Dumont directs this French drama starring Julie Sokolowski as a young Christian fanatic who falls in with a group of Muslim fundamentalists. The daughter of a wealthy politician, Celine (Sokolowski) identifies with the 13th-century mystic Hadewijch so strongly that she even takes on her name, and is eventually sent away from her Paris convent for being too extreme in her devotion. Outside the convent, she begins naively to explore..

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Helen DVD

Irish drama exploring teenage identity. 18-year-old Helen (Annie Townsend) is asked to play a missing girl, Joy, in a police reconstruction tracing her last known movements. Joy had everything that Helen longs for - a loving family, a boyfriend and a bright future - compared with Helen's own troubled and lonely past spent in care institutions. Over time, Helen begins to immerse herself in the role of Joy, ingratiating herself into the l..

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Hors Satan DVD

Along the Cote d'Opale by the Channel, a mysterious drifter, played by the late David Dewaele, prays, poaches and occasionally deals with problems faced by the locals with extreme solutions or a variety of exorcism. He is a character beyond God or Satan, or perhaps showing that good and evil can be two sides of the same coin. Bruno Dumont's singular vision is presented in Hors Satan at its most distilled, unsettling and powerful...

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How I Ended This Summer Blu-Ray

Winner of two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film festival for its actors and photography, and of the Best Film award in the 2010 London Film Festival, the film is set on a remote weather station in the Arctic manned by old hand Sergei and the novice Pavel. When Pavel receives an important radio message, his fear of the older man prevents him telling Sergei the shocking news. From this deception, lies and suspicions poison relations between..

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How I Ended This Summer DVD

Winner of two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film festival for its actors and photography, and of the Best Film award in the 2010 London Film Festival, the film is set on a remote weather station in the Arctic manned by old hand Sergei and the novice Pavel. When Pavel receives an important radio message, his fear of the older man prevents him telling Sergei the shocking news. From this deception, lies and suspicions poison relations between..

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In The Fog Blu-Ray

The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa started off in documentaries, (3 of which New Wave will release shortly). In The Fog, his second feature, won the critics' prize in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Set in German-occupied Belarus in 1942, the interplay of people and events slowly bind the characters into a trap: Sushenya has apparently collaborated with the Germans and is taken off into the woods by two Partisans. Through flashbacks ..

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In The Fog DVD

The Ukranian director Sergei Loznitsa started off in documentaries, (3 of which New Wave will release shortly). In the Fog, his second feature, won the critics' prize in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Set in German-occupied Belarus in 1942, the interplay of people and events slowly bind the characters into a trap: Sushenya has apparently collaborated with the Germans and is taken off into the woods by two partisans. Through flashbacks t..

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Inversion DVD

Iranian drama written and directed by Behnam Behzadi. In present-day Tehran, the capital's air pollution has reached dangerous levels due to thermal inversion. As a result, Niloofar (Sahar Dolatshahi)'s elderly mother (Shirin Yazdanbakhsh) is advised to move out of the city for the sake of her health. Niloofar's family decides she must be the one to take her mother away from Tehran as she is still single and childless. Although she init..

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Joy Of Mans Desiring DVD

French documentary from film-maker Denis Côté that examines humans' relationship with their workplace. Using actors as numbered factory workers, the film explores ideas surrounding the function of labour and the importance of work to society and individuals...

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Kicks DVD

British thriller directed by Lindy Heymann. Two teenagers from very different backgrounds, Nicole (Kerrie Hayes) and Jasmine (Nichola Burley), bond over their mutual obsession for Premiership footballer Lee Cassidy (Jamie Doyle). Fuelled by their shared fantasy of meeting him, they join forces to track him down and get close to him. But their dream soon turns into a nightmare as the girls resort to extreme measures to avert Cassidy's im..

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Le Quattro Volte Blu-Ray

The film that took last year's Cannes by surprise, Le Quattro Volte explores the cycles of life in a wordless portrait of a Calabrian village that progresses through life-forms from man to animals (goats and a star turn from a dog) to a tree. It works both as a simple celebration of nature and as an exploration of our place in the world, and an extraordinary piece of pure and often very funny cinema.Special Features Blu-ray Includes E..

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Le Quattro Volte DVD

Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Frammartino directs this deceptively simple and playfully philosophical study of life through the four seasons in a tiny Italian village high in the Calabrian hills in southern Italy. A majestic pine tree is cut down by the villagers to be used first as a maypole for the town festival and later turned into charcoal. An elderly, ailing goatherd (Giuseppe Fuda) quietly lives out his last days, believing in t..

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Like Someone In Love Blu-Ray

Abbas Kiarostami is indubitably one of the most important film-makers in the world, and this his second made outside Iran, is set in Japan. A student moonlighting as an escort goes to visit a client who is more interested in talking, and who next day takes on the role of her grandfather when confronted by her jealous boyfriend. It pays homage to the tradition of Ozu, but is very much a typical Kiarostami work with its oblique narrative ..

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Like Someone In Love DVD

Abbas Kiarostami is indubitably one of the most important film-makers in the world, and this, his second made outside Iran, is set in Japan. A student moonlighting as an escort goes to visit a client who is more interested in talking, and who the next day takes on the role of her grandfather when confronted by her jealous boyfriend. It pays homage to the tradition of Ozu, but is very much a typical Kiarostami work with its oblique narr..

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London Symphony A Poetic Journey Through The Life Of A City DVD

Silent documentary focusing on the city of London. Set to an original composition by James McWilliam, and filmed in over 200 locations, the film depicts modern life in the capital of the UK, from its diverse multiculturalism to its architecture, wildlife and nature, tourism, nightlife and everyday leisurely scenes...

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Lunacy DVD

Loosely based on two stories by Poe and inspired by the Marquis de Sade, the film is set in 19th century France. Jean is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. He is invited by a Marquis he meets to spend the night in his castle. There he witnesses a blasphemous orgy and a 'therapeutic' funeral. The Marquis insists on helping Jean conquer his fears and takes him an asylum where the patients are free - but for ho..

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Measure Of A Man DVD

Vincent Lindon stars in this French social drama co-written and directed by Stéphane Brizé. Having been laid-off more than a year ago, 51-year-old former factory worker Thierry Taugourdeau (Lindon) is increasingly struggling to make ends meet with his small monthly unemployment supplement. Trying desperately to provide for his wife (Karine De Mirbeck) and disabled teenage son (Matthieu Schaller), Thierry's lengthy search for work finall..

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Mysteries Of Lisbon DVD

This epic retelling of the novel by Camilo Castelo Branco has been widely hailed as the summation of Ruiz' career. Mysteries of Lisbon plunges us into a whirlwind of adventures, coincidences and revelations, violent passions, vengeance, and love affairs, in a story that moves from 19th century Portugal to France. The characters are all linked to the destiny of Pedro da Silva, orphan in a boarding school: Father Dinis, a descendent of li..

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Norte - The End Of History Blu-Ray

The Filipino film-maker Lav Diaz is well-known around international film festivals (his latest From What is Before just won 2014 Locarno Golden Leopard) but Norte is his first film to be released here. An over-educated dropout commits a double murder but an innocent family man is arrested and imprisoned for the crime, leaving behind a wife with two children to fend for herself. His devastating twelfth feature (at four-plus hours, one of..

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Norte - The End Of History DVD

Filipino existential drama directed by Lav Diaz. A contemporary reimagining of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel 'Crime and Punishment', the film follows Fabian (Sid Lucero), a young student who has grown tired of the way his country is run and the rules and laws which govern society. In an attempt to personally transcend these laws, he acts out by committing murder; believing that his crime will result in improving the lives of those in debt ..

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Nostalgia For The Light Blu-Ray

Patricio Guzman travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest desert on earth in this hugely-praised documentary. Here, the sky is so translucent that it allows astronomers to see the boundaries of our universe. Yet Chile's Atacama Desert climate also keeps human remains intact: pre-Columbian mummies; explorers and miners; and the remains of disappeared political prisoners from the years of the Pinochet regime. Women sift the desert..

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Nostalgia For The Light DVD

Patricio Guzmán directs this cinematic essay set in Chile's Atacama desert. A meditation on time, space, astronomy and history, the film follows astronomers and archaeologists at work in the desert. Meanwhile, a group of women sift through the sand nearby searching for evidence of the bodies of their loved ones, political prisoners held in concentration camps run by Pinochet's regime...

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Once Upon A Time - In Anatolia Blu-Ray

Nuri Bilge Ceylan has cemented his reputation as one of the new masters of cinema with this, his latest film after Uzak, Climates and Three Monkeys. After winning him the Cannes Grand Prix for the second time, it won universal critical acclaim and became his most successful film to date. This is an epic and rigorous tale of a night and a day in a murder investigation. Police, prosecutors, a doctor, and the murderers themselves try to lo..

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Once Upon A Time - In Anatolia DVD

Nuri Bilge Ceylan has cemented his reputation as one of the new masters of cinema with this, his latest film after Uzak, Climates and Three Monkeys. After winning him the Cannes Gran Prix for the second time, it won universal critical acclaim and became his most successful film to date. This is an epic and rigorous tale of a night and a day in a murder investigation. Police, prosecutors, a doctor and the murderers themselves try to loca..

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P'Tit Quinquin DVD

The last thing expected of Bruno Dumont was a comedy, yet with this absurdist policier set in his usual Northern France, he has achieved just that. Originally conceived as a four-part serial for TV, P'tit Quinquin is simultaneously slapstick, metaphysical and at times genuinely disturbing. Two spectacularly incompetent policemen investigate a series of grisly killings after the victims start to turn up stuffed inside farm animals. Obser..

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Papusza DVD

Biopic drama based on the life of little-known Polish-Romani poet Bronislawa Wajs, known as Papusza, from writer-director duo Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze. Literate from a young age, despite the consternation of her family who forbade her from reading, Papusza (Jowita Budnik) marries at 15 and begins performing songs with her husband Dionizy Wajs (Zbigniew Walerys). In 1949, poet Jerzy Ficowski (Antoni Pawlicki) hears one of h..

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Quiet Chaos DVD

Moving slice-of-life drama from writer Nanni Moretti ('The Son's Room', 'Dear Diary') and director Antonello Grimaldi, based on the novel by Sandro Veronesi, about how a man learns to cope with bereavement. While visiting the beach one morning, film executive Pietro Paladini (Moretti) jumps into the waves to save Eleonora (Isabella Ferrari) from drowning. When he returns home, Pietro finds out the devastating news that his wife Lara has..

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School Of Babel DVD

French documentary based in a Parisian school for immigrant children. Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows the teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles secondary school that teaches non-French speaking children between the ages of eleven and 15 to read and write the language fluently...

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Sergei Loznitsa - Blockade / Landscape / Revue DVD

Collection of three documentaries by Belorusian director Sergei Loznitsa. In 'Blockade' (2006), archive images of Hitler's siege of Leningrad show how the city became victim to a blockade which caused the deaths of as many as 800,000 innocent people due to starvation, disease and cold weather. In 'Landscape' (2003), Loznitsa records the inhabitants of the Russian village Okulovka while they wait at a bus stop in the middle of winter. In..

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Silence DVD

This highly-praised debut feature from the Irish documentaries Pat Collins takes the form of a trip through the West of Ireland as a sound-recordist returning from Berlin seeks to capture the sound of silence, but after meeting the local inhabitants is drawn back to his own roots on Tory Island off the coast of Donegal. (The DVD also includes an earlier documentary by Pat Collins about Tory Island). Influenced by elements of folklore an..

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Silence Of Lorna DVD

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne direct this realist psychological drama set in Liege, Belgium. Arta Dobroshi stars as the protagonist of the title, a young Albanian woman stuck in a marriage of convenience with junkie Belgian Claudy (Jeremie Renier). It turns out that this is a strategic marriage set up by a Russian gangster, and that the eventual plan is for Claudy to be murdered and Lorna to then re-marry the gangster so that he could ga..

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Slack Bay DVD

Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi star in this French comedy written and directed by Bruno Dumont. Set in 1910, during the belle époque, the well-to-do Van Peteghem family take their annual summer vacation to their lavish holiday home, named Typhonium, in the coastal town of Slack Bay. However, upon arrival, they discover the usually tranquil town has been turned into a crime scene as police chief Alfred Machi..

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Sleep Furiously DVD

This debut feature from Gideon Koppel was greeted with huge critical acclaim. A poetic love-letter to Trefeurig, a farming community in mid-Wales where Koppel grew up, the film shows both the great beauty of the landscape, and the vanishing way of life that it contains. Koppel's patient observation reveals moments of the great humour and humanity, even the mystical, in the apparently everyday life of the village: the visits of the mobil..

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Sonita DVD

Documentary focusing on Afghan refugee Sonita Alizadeh, who dreams of one day becoming a successful rapper. The film follows Sonita, who lives apart from her family in Iran, as she tries to secure a visa that would allow her to pursue an education in America. However, her family are keen to marry her off to procure enough money for their own son's marriage as soon as possible, forcing Sonita to rebel and keep them in the dark about her ..

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Stray Dogs DVD

Stray Dogs: The latest film by visionary director Tsai Ming-liang links together a series of sumptuously composed scenes that tell the story of a broken family living on the margins of Taipei society. As one mysterious scene gives way to the next, we come to know something of their history, a time when they had a home. Journey to the West: Tsai and Lee Kang-sheng have been working on a set of shorter pieces (generally known as the Walke..

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Surviving Life DVD

Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer ('Alice', 'Faust') writes and directs this surrealist arthouse animated comedy poking fun at the psychoanalytical interpretation of dreams. Eugene (voiced by Václav Helsus) is a happily married middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a beautiful young woman dressed in red (Klára Issová) whom he meets in one of his dreams. As he tries all manner of techniques, including psychoanalysis, to ensure that he c..

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Tabu Blu-Ray

One of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, Tabu is a diptych starting off in present day Lisbon where Teresa Madruga gives a luminous performance as Pilar, a woman concerned about her neighbour Aurora's eccentricities. Finally Pilar meets Gian Luca, a figure from Aurora's past. He starts his story and the film jumps back in time to colonial Africa, where he and Aurora had a passionate love-affair. This second part is made a..

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Tabu DVD

One of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, Tabu is a diptych starting off in present day Lisbon where Teresa Madruga gives a luminous performance as Pilar, a woman concerned about her neighbour Aurora's eccentricities. Finally Pilar meets Gian Luca, a figure from Aurora's past. He starts his story and the film jumps back in time to colonial Africa, where he and Aurora had a passionate love-affair. This second part is made a..

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Taxi Tehran Blu-Ray

A taxi driver is driving through the vibrant streets of Tehran. Various passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being questioned by the driver who, it transpires, is no one else but the film director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his car, transforms the space into a mobile film studio, and captures the spirit and contradictions of Iranian society through this comedic and dramat..

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Taxi Tehran DVD

Persian documentary from film-maker Jafar Panahi. After being banned from making films by the Iranian government and placed under house arrest, Panahi poses as a taxi driver and drives around the busy streets of Tehran picking up passengers and recording their conversations. Along with his diverse subjects, who include teachers, students and pirate DVD sellers, Panahi discusses the social challenges that Iranian citizens face on a daily..

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The Death of Louis XIV DVD

Albert Serra directs this historical drama focusing on the demise of the titular French king (Jean-Pierre Léaud) in 1715. In his final days, the long-reigning and popular monarch is consigned to his deathbed as his health begins to deteriorate. As the best medical minds and his close physicians ponder how to cure his ails, the king's body is made to suffer further in the desperate attempts to save his life. However, when it is clear the..

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The Headless Woman DVD

Lucrecia Martel is now recognised as one of the leading new film-makers in the world. This mystery is her third feature, and was released to huge acclaim. Driving in the country Veronica is distracted and apparently hits something. Disturbed, she does not investigate but drives off. After the accident she becomes disconnected from her daily life. Eventually tells her husband - they return to the scene and only find a dead dog. But then ..

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The Lesson DVD

Margita Gosheva stars as a troubled young teacher in this Bulgarian drama. Schoolteacher Nadezhda (Gosheva) is struggling to make mortgage repayments on her house with her alcoholic husband spending most of her earnings. Hoping to get a loan, she visits her father (Ivan Savov) only to find him preoccupied with a young, new girlfriend after the death of his wife. With her house facing foreclosure, Nadezhda desparately turns to a loan sha..

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The Missing Picture Blu-Ray

Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language film, Rithy Panh's latest adapts his memoir The Elimination, which tells of his childhood when he and his family were expelled from Phnom Penh and deported to camps in the country by the Khmer Rouge who took over Cambodia in 1975. Millions died from starvation, over-work or pure brutality. Rithy Panh was the only member of his family to survive. With a brilliant visual coup, Panh recreates and r..

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The Missing Picture DVD

Academy Award-nominated documentary detailing the horrors of the Cambodian genocide which occurred under the Pol Pot dictatorship of the late-1970s. Using clay animation as a way of illustrating the undocumented experience of the common people, film-maker Rithy Panh tells the story of how he and his family were taken from their home in the city and forced to work in rural labour camps as part of the Khmer Rouge's social engineering poli..

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The Nile Hilton Incident DVD

Noir crime drama written and directed by Tarik Saleh. After a cleaner finds the body of a murdered woman in a room at the Nile Hilton hotel in Cairo, corrupt cop Noredin Mostafa (Fares Fares) is tasked with solving the crime. Although he quickly discovers his superiors are eager for the case to disappear, Noredin feels compelled to find the killer and his search leads him to property developer and parliament member Hatem Shafiq (Ahmed S..

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The Nine Muses DVD

Anglo-Ghanaian film maker John Akomfrah's experimental documentary essay uses an abstract montage of archive material, landscape photography and literary reference to explore themes of immigration and identity. In an attempt to portray the disorientating experiences of those who migrated to Britain from the colonies in the years following the Second World War, the film draws on the Nine Muses from Homer's Odyssey as a structural device,..

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The Pearl Button DVD

VIDEO - The Pearl Button DVD..

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The Wall DVD

An adaption of the best-selling novel by the Austrian author Marlen Haushofer, the films stars Martina Gedeck who, in the course of a shoot that lasted over several seasons, gives a solo performance of enormous strength, both mental and physical. An invisible wall cuts off a woman alone in the alps but for a dog, a cow, a cat and her determination to survive, even when the rest of the world has possible perished. The DVD offers both the..

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Theeb DVD

Naji Abu Nowar co-writes and directs this Arabic drama set during the First World War. In the Ottoman province of Hejaz, young Bedouin orphans Theeb (Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat) and his older brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen) embark on a perilous journey across the desert to take an English soldier and his Arabian guide to a well near an Ottoman train track. Although Hussein orders his younger brother to stay home, Theeb follow..

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Three Monkeys DVD

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's film tells the story of a family blown apart by lies and non-communication. When Servet (Ercan Kesal), a politician involved in a car accident, asks his driver Eyup (Yavoz Bingol) to take the rap - a short jail sentence - in return for a financial reward, the driver's wife Hacer (Hatice Aslan) and teenage son Ismail (Ritaf Sungar) are inevitably affected by Eyup's decision to take the money. Wishing ..

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Time That Remains DVD

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman directs this drama set against the backdrop of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day. The film recounts a quartet of family stories inspired by the private diaries of the director's father, the letters his mother wrote to family members who were forced to leave the country in the late 1940s, and his own personal experiences, and paints a bittersweet portrait of the eve..

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Tricks DVD

Feelgood Polish family drama. Stefek (Damian Ul) is a six-year-old boy who is being raised by his single mother in a small mining town near Wroclaw. Closest to his older sister Elka (Ewelina Walendziak), Stefek spends most of his time following her around town, together believing that 'tricks' and 'games' can influence courses of events which shape their lives. However, as Stefek embarks on a game of chance in which he hopes to get clos..

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Tulpan DVD

Kazakh comedy film directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy and winner of the Prix un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Following his Russian naval service, Asa (Askhat Kuchinchirekov) returns to the countryside where his sister and her husband reside, in the hope of becoming a shepherd like his brother-in-law. However, in order for him to fulfill his ambition, he must first win the hand of Tulpan, one of the few eligible women in t..

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Two In The Wave DVD

Documentary charting the rise and fall of the friendship between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut, the two leading filmmakers of the French New Wave in the 1950s and '60s. Drawing heavily on archive footage, film clips and interviews, the film shows how the political and artistic differences between the two men eventually caused them to disagree so vehemently in the aftermath of the May 1968 strikes in France that they remained ene..

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives DVD

VIDEO - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives DVD..

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Unrelated DVD

Hailed as the British debut of the year, and the discovery of a major new talent, Joanna Hogg’s film deals with Anna, a fortyish childless woman who, leaving her partner at home, joins the family of an old friend at a Tuscan villa. Rather than the adults, she finds herself drawn to the company of the teenagers, but discovers she can never really be part of either group. Kathryn Worth gives a highly praised performance as the awkward out..

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West DVD

Christian Schwochow directs this German drama based on the novel 'Lagerfeuer' by Julia Franck. Nelly Senff (Jördis Triebel) lives in East Germany with her son Alexej (Tristan Göbel). When her boyfriend Wassilij (Carlo Ljubek) is killed in a car accident, Nelly decides to make the biggest decision of her life and cross the wall to West Germany. Determined to start a new life in the West, Nelly and Alexej try their hardest to adjust, but ..

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Western DVD

European drama written and directed by Valeska Grisebach. The film revolves around a group of German construction workers who are building a new water power station in the Bulgarian countryside. Their presence prompts hostility from some of the locals and tensions escalate further when former legionnaire Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann) attempts to ingratiate himself with the local community rather than joining his colleagues in their after-..

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When I Saw You DVD

Director Annemarie Jacir's coming-of-age drama traces the story of Tarek (Mahmoud Asfa), a young boy caught up in a Middle Eastern war who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Forced to separate from his father in Palestine in the midst of the 1967 war, eleven-year-old Tarek (Asfa) and his mother Ghaydaa (Ruba Blal) arrive at the Harir refugee camp in Jordan. Over the coming months, as he finds it increasingly hard to adjust to his n..

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Wild Grass DVD

Alain Resnais' latest film was widely recognised as being one of the most enjoyable and audacious films at last year's Cannes Film Festival. The film playfully examines the complications that ensue from the discovery by Georges of Marguerite's stolen purse. This opens up the possibility for both of them to just follow their impulses heedlessly, that eventually leads to the much-discussed surprise ending. This multi-layered story of the ..

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Winter Of Discontent DVD

Egyptian political drama set against the backdrop of the January 2011 revolution. Told in a series of flashbacks, the film highlights the troubles the Egyptian people were forced to deal with under President Mubarak's reign through the eyes of politically motivated whistleblower Amr (Amr Waked). Once a victim of severe torture and state-endorsed brutality himself, Amr has since been involved in a campaign to make the wider world aware o..

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Winter Sleep Blu-Ray

The 2014 Cannes Palme d'Or winner from Nuri Bilge Ceylan is set in the hilly landscape of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. A former actor, Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), owns a small hotel cut into the hillside, which he runs with his younger wife Nihal (Melisa Sozen). He has also inherited local properties, but leaves the business of rent collection to his agent. When a local boy, resentful of his father's humiliation by Aydin's agent, throws ..

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Winter Sleep DVD Out of Stock

Winter Sleep DVD

The 2014 Cannes Palme d'Or winner from Nuri Bilge Ceylan is set in the hilly landscape of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. A former actor, Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), owns a small hotel cut into the hillside, which he runs with his younger wife Nihal (Melisa Sozen). He has also inherited local properties, but leaves the business of rent collection to his agent. When a local boy, resentful of his father's humiliation by Aydin's agent, throws ..

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Zama Blu-Ray

Lucrecia Martel writes and directs this Argentine drama based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Set in the late 18th century, the film follows Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), an officer of the Spanish Empire, as he eagerly awaits a royal transfer to Buenos Aires from his remote post in Asunción. Separated from his family, Zama struggles with his isolation and longs for professional advancement but his attempts are continua..

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Zama DVD

Lucrecia Martel writes and directs this Argentine drama based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Set in the late 18th century, the film follows Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), an officer of the Spanish Empire, as he eagerly awaits a royal transfer to Buenos Aires from his remote post in Asunción. Separated from his family, Zama struggles with his isolation and longs for professional advancement but his attempts are continua..

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