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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Blu-Ray

By winning the 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or, Apichatpong Weerasethakul the director of Syndromes And A Century, Tropical Malady and Blissfully Yours, has been propelled into the spotlight. Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the remote forest, an important place from his childhood and, he believes, the possible location of his former existences. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears ..

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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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