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A Blonde In Love DVD

Milos Forman directs this Czech drama starring Hana Brejchova as factory manager Andula. With a desire to boost the morale of her young female workers, Andula persuades the army to send some men to the rural location of her factory which has remained devoid of the male species since the breakout of war. Although spoilt for choice when the men show up, Andula meets a pianist at a dance and spends the night with him. After he leaves she b..

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A Case For A Rookie Hangman Blu-Ray

Pavel Juracek's free-form and darkly surreal adaptation of Gulliver's Travels channels Kafka and Lewis Carroll to create one of Czech cinema's most audacious and disturbing works. Lost on a country road, a man finds himself trapped in a nightmare world that mirrors communist-era Czechoslovakia. This transgressive film greatly provoked the authorities and its release was severely curtailed. Juracek, co-writer of Czech masterworls Daisies..

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A Case For A Rookie Hangman DVD

Pavel Juracek's free-form and darkly surreal adaptation of Gulliver's Travels channels Kafka and Lewis Carroll to create one of Czech cinema's most audacious and disturbing works. Lost on a country road, a man finds himself trapped in a nightmare world that mirrors communist-era Czechoslovakia. This transgressive film greatly provoked the authorities and its release was severely curtailed. Juracek, co-writer of Czech masterworls Daisies..

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A Jesters Tale (Blaznova Kronika) DVD

Czech historical comedy combining live action and animation directed by Karel Zeman. The film follows Petr (Petr Kostka), a young farmer who is forced to fight during the Thirty Years' War in 17th-century Europe. Together with his new friends, Petr experiences the real horror of war while desperately trying to avoid being killed...

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Adoption Blu-Ray

Márta Mészáros is without doubt one of the most significant female directors from Central Europe, with the majority of her outspoken work dealing frankly with issues of gender, politics and society.Adoption, one of her best-known works, is a story about the hushed rebellion of two strong women, one in her forties and one in her teens.43-year-old Kata longs to have a child of her own. Rejected by her married lover, Kata looks into ad..

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All White In Barking / Men Of The City DVD

Double bill of documentaries from Marc Isaacs. 'All White in Barking' (2007) examines the attitudes the white citizens of Barking have towards the immigrants living in the area. These attitudes generally involve prejudices which focus on what clothes the immigrants wear, the religion they follow and the food they eat. 'Men of the City' (2009) follows a trader, a street-sweeper, an immigrant and an insurance agent in London as they attem..

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Audition / Talent Show DVD

Debut film by renowned director Milos Forman, presented as a documentary-style investigation into a series of talent competitions, as ordinary people compete with performances of their favourite songs...

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Avenge But One Of My Two Eyes DVD

Powerful political documentary shot in the occupied territories of Palestine, drawing a parallel between the Israeli-Palestinian struggle and the ancient myths of Samson and Masada...

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Beauty And The Beast Blu-Ray Coming Soon

Beauty And The Beast Blu-Ray

From Juraj Herz, director of The Cremator and Morgiana, come this singular adaption of the classic tale - an altogether darker interpretation than we're used to. Light years from Disney, Herz's Beauty and the Beast (also known more provocatively as The Virgin and the Monster) follows the familiar story - innocent girl presents herself as sacrifice to a cursed man-beast hiding in exile, and learns to live with, and eventually love her ca..

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Before Tonight Is Over Blu-Ray

Set entirely in a nightclub in a mountain ski resort over one eventful evening, Peter Solan’s Before Tonight is Over brings together an exceptional cast as they drink, dance, flirt, and fight in a delightful, kaleidoscopic character study.Highly improvised and experimental in its approach, the film achieves a remarkable, intimate naturalism, offering a sharp critique of then-contemporary life as the characters gradually reveal their d..

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Birds Orphans And Foots (Vtackovia Siroty A Blazni) DVD

Surreal Czechoslovakian drama directed by Juraj Jakubisko.The film follows three adult orphans, Martha (Magda Vásáryová), Andrej (Philippe Avron), and Yorick (Jirí Sýkora), who live together in an abandoned and dilapidated church building.Faced with a difficult existence in a war-torn country, the trio adopt a careless and childlike outlook on life to combat the despair they see all around them.However, living in such close proxim..

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Black Peter Blu-Ray

Black Peter is the debut feature from Oscar-winning director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus). A wry comedy set in 1960's Czechoslovakia, the film explores the passions and confusions of teenage life. With a cast of mainly non-professional actors, Forman conjures up a naturalistic and witty portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. Full of charming performances, youthful spontaneity and a rock n roll soundt..

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Black Peter DVD

Black Peter is the debut feature from Oscar-winning director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus). A wry comedy set in 1960's Czechoslovakia, the film explores the passions and confusions of teenage life. With a cast of mainly non-professional actors, Forman conjures up a naturalistic and witty portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. Full of charming performances, youthful spontaneity and a rock n roll soundt..

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Black Snow DVD

Winner of the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1990, Xie Fei's film is a politically daring tale of urban alienation and despair. A former prisoner, played by the great Chinese actor Jiang Wen, arrives back in his native Beijing to find that he has no family or prospects or friends, just his underworld contacts trying to drag him back into a life of crime... Taking the classic crime thriller 'hook' - ex-con struggling to go straight - Black Sno..

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Black Sun DVD

Expressionist documentary telling the story of Hughes de Montalembert, a French artist and filmmaker living in New York who was blinded during a violent assault in 1978. Filmmaker Gary Tarn visualises a world from the perspective of the blind man by coupling Montalembert's narrative with vivid colourful images and music. Part survivor's testimony, part philosophical meditation on the nature of perception, the film is ultimately a unique..

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Blissfully Yours DVD

This Apichatpong Weerasethakul film is a languid celebration of the pleasures of the moment in which a leisurely road trip and a picnic in the jungle give way to uninhibited emotion and intercourse...

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Blood (O Sangue) DVD

Moody and enigmatic Portuguese drama about the relationship between two young brothers. Living in a squat on the outskirts of Lisbon, 17-year-old Vincente (Pedro Hestnes) and his ten-year-old brother Nino (Nuno Ferreira) have had a tough life. With no mother, and a father who's seldom there, they've had to learn to look after themselves. So when their father disappears for good, they take it in their stride, determined to keep it their ..

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Celia DVD

Set in 1950s suburban Melbourne, at a time when the Australian government is ferreting out Communists and controlling the rabbit population through the introduction of myxomatosis.To 9-year-old Celia the two policies are somehow connected, while she also does battle with fictional monsters and her own relatives.A disturbing exploration of childhood fears and pre-occupations...

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Celluloid Man DVD

Documentary about Indian film archivist and scholar P.K. Nair. Having founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964, Nair sought to source and preserve Indian cinema for the sake of its cultural heritage. For the next 30 years he collected films from throughout India and the wider world and was instrumental in introducing world cinema to an Indian audience...

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Curling Blu-Ray

Canadian drama directed by Denis Côté starring Emmanuel Bilodeau as Jean-François, a single father who works two jobs to provide for his family. Having sheltered his children from the outside world, Jean-François fears the worst when his adolescent daughter wishes to explore her curiosities...

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Czechmate Blu-Ray

Documentary from film-maker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur about Czech director Jirí Menzel...

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Daisies (Aka Sedmikrasky) DVD

Vera Chytilová writes and directs this surrealist Czech comedy centred around the lives of two teenage girls known as Marie I and Marie II (Jitka Cerhova and Ivana Karbanova).When the girls come to the conclusion that since the world is bad they should also be bad, they proceed to rebel against a degenerate and oppressive society by attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture...

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Daisies Blu-Ray

Vera Chytilova's classic of surrealist cinema is the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s. Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate and opressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. A riotous punk poem of a film that is both hilarious and innovative, it has influenced generations of filmmakers. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? Daisies remains a fa..

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David Holzman's Diary DVD

Shot in 1967, David Holzman's Diary is a milestone in contemporary film history. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it manages to simultaneously be very much of its time and very many years ahead of its time. The film tells the story of David Holzman, a young man infatuated with film and filmmaking. Newly unemployed and beset with doubts and worries, Holzman thinks that filming his everyday existence will 'bring life into focus'. Stage..

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Dawson City - Frozen Time Blu-Ray

Named as one of the best films of 2017 by more than 100 critics worldwide, Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of a long-lost collection of over 500 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s found buried in the permafrost at a remote Yukon mining town. Morrison’s haunting documentary links that gold rush town to the dawn of cinema. Using the amazing unearthed newsreels, silent movies and documentary images of the..

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Dawson City - Frozen Time DVD

Named as one of the best films of 2017 by more than 100 critics worldwide, Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of a long-lost collection of over 500 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s found buried in the permafrost at a remote Yukon mining town.Morrison’s haunting documentary links that gold rush town to the dawn of cinema. Using the amazing unearthed newsreels, silent movies (in some cases, the only cop..

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Diamonds Of The Night Blu-Ray

Jan Nemec’s debut feature is considered one of the most thrilling and startlingly original works of cinema. Told almost without dialogue, it chronicles the tense and desperate journey of two teenage boys who escape from a German train bound for a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. With its virtuoso cinematography, inspired editing and brilliantly utilised soundtrack, the film is a landmark of the Czech New Wave. Its themes of ..

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Diamonds Of The Night DVD

Jan Nemec, enfant terrible of the Czech New Wave, directs this starkly surrealist drama telling the brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one Nazi death camp to another. As the boys run through the rugged and unfamiliar terrain, hounded by a band of armed German villagers, their flight is interpolated by their dreams, hallucinations, fantasies and memories...

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Diary For My Children DVD

Hungarian drama in which orphaned teenager Juli (Zsuzsa Czinkoczi) and her grandparents return from exile in Russia to Budapest after World War II. Unfortunately Juli's hopes of happiness in her homeland are gradually eroded by the strictures of a disciplinarian society...

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Distant Journey Blu-Ray

Alfréd Radok directs this Czech war drama that follows the long-lasting impact of the Nazi regime on a Jewish family. The cast includes Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca and Viktor Ocásek...

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Distant Journey DVD

Alfréd Radok directs this Czech war drama that follows the long-lasting impact of the Nazi regime on a Jewish family. The cast includes Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca and Viktor Ocásek...

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Divorce Iranian Style / Runaway DVD

Two films about the status of women in modern Iran by Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Kim Longinotto. 'Divorce Iranian Style' provides a portrait of several weeks in an Iranian divorce court and gives a unique appreciation of the intimate lives of women, who are usually regarded in the West as being second class citizens compared to men. 'Runaway' looks at life in a refuge for young women in Tehran. Following the stories of five girls, who have r..

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Dragons Return (Aka Drak Sa Vracia) DVD

Eduard Grecner writes and directs this Slovakian drama adaptation.Set during medieval times, reclusive potter Martin Lepis (Radovan Lukavský), who the villagers refer to as Dragon, returns to the mountain community that ousted him years before for a crime he maintains he did not commit.But his former fiancée Eva (Emília Vásáryová), her new husband Simon (Gustáv Valach) and the rest of the villagers are suspicious of Dragon's return ..

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Electra My Love (Aka Szerelmem Elektra) Blu-Ray

One of the finest works of the late, great film-maker Miklos Jancso, this legendary film is a radical reworking of the ancient Greek myth of Electra. Expressing political ideas that were forbidden in 1970s Hungary, it is a searing expose of oppression and the abuse of power. Revolutionary in form as well as content, the film is shot in twelve intricately choreographed long takes. Stylised and elemental, it reflects the horrors that Hung..

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Electra My Love (Aka Szerelmem Elektra) DVD

One of the finest works of the late, great film-maker Miklos Jancso, this legendary film is a radical reworking of the ancient Greek myth of Electra. Expressing political ideas that were forbidden in 1970s Hungary, it is a searing expose of oppression and the abuse of power. Revolutionary in form as well as content, the film is shot in twelve intricately choreographed long takes. Stylised and elemental, it reflects the horrors that Hung..

£11.99 Ex Tax: £9.99
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Eroica DVD

Andrzej Monk directs this 1950s Polish film which explores less conventional means of heroism. Set during World War II, the feature is comprised of two separate tales. The first, entitled 'Scherzo Alla Pollacca', follows Dzidzius (Edward Dziewonski), a Warsaw man who is drawn into the war in spite of his fervent desire to protect himself from danger at all costs. 'Ostinato Lugubre' takes place in a Prisoner of War camp, where the escape..

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Escape From The Liberty Cinema DVD

Polish comedy drama written and directed by Wojciech Marczewski. Set during the latter days of Poland's communist regime in the 1980s, the film centres around a lonely government censor (Janusz Gajos). When actors refuse to speak their lines during a screening of the romantic drama 'Daybreak', the censor is called across the street to restore order to the Liberty Cinema. After he fails, top communist officials are brought in to silence ..

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Every Little Thing (Aka La Moindre Des Choses) DVD

Nicolas Philibert is one of the world's leading documentary makers and is the winner of a BAFTA and a Cesar. The protagonists in this documentary are the patients and staff at the La Borde psychiatric clinic in France. Each summer they perform a play on a stage set in the grounds of La Borde. The film charts the rehearsals for the play and allows the viewer a glimpse at life in one the world's most highly regarded psychiatric institutio..

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Everybody In Our Family Blu-Ray

In Radu Jude's caustic and compelling black comedy, recently-divorced Marius plans to take his young daughter on a weekend break. When things do not go as intended, he strikes out at those around him and what begins as a comic drama soon turns painfully bitter. Marius' increasingly erratic behaviour and morbid self-pity send the film spinning headlong into much darker territory. Jude's pressure-cooker drama is an unflinching, sometimes ..

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Father (Aka Apa) DVD

From the Oscar-winning director of Mephisto. Set in Hungary in the years following the end of WW2, a young boy concocts a fantasy ideal of his father who has been killed in the war. In the boy's fertile imagination, the father attains mythical and heroic qualities. Szabo's poignant cinematic ode, combining humour with a poetic nostalgia, relates historical events through the prism of personal experience, producing a film of extraordinar..

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From Lift To The Road - The Films Of Marc Isaacs Limited Edition Blu-Ray

Recognised as one of the foremost documentary filmmakers of his generation, Marc Isaacs creates intimate portraits fuelled by insight, compassion and humour. His emphatic and deeply moving documentaries explore the extraordinary world of the everyday, presenting a unique vision of modern Britain. A comprehensive collection of the films of Marc Isaacs, presented in a 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Box Set together with a newly-published..

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Fruit Of Paradise DVD

Vera Chytilová co-writes and directs this Czech experimental drama retelling the story of Adam and Eve. After a depiction of the Earth's creation, married couple Eva (Jitka Novákova) and Josef (Karel Novak) are enjoying an idyllic retreat in a health resort. But their short-lived peace is shattered when Eva begins to be stalked by a fellow visitor named Robert (Jan Schmid), who she supects is a serial killer targeting the resort's femal..

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Ghost Hunting Blu-Ray

Documentary directed by Raed Andoni that looks closely at the infamous Israeli prison Al-Moskobiya...

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Ghost Hunting DVD

Documentary directed by Raed Andoni that looks closely at the infamous Israeli prison Al-Moskobiya...

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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (With Booklet) Blu-Ray

In Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is one of the most beguiling and beloved dram..

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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (With Booklet) DVD

In Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is one of the most beguiling and beloved dram..

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Here Then (Aka Ci Chu Yu Bi Chu) DVD

Winner of the 'Best International Film Award' at the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival, this astonishing debut feature is an enigmatic portrait of the alienation and disillusionment widespread among young people in contemporary China. Filmed in elegant long takes, Here, Then interweaves the lives of a cast of rootless characters linked by chance encounters, by their sexual obsessions, and by the loss of a mobile phone. Mao's thoughtful and a..

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Horse Money (Aka Cavalo Dinheiro) Blu-Ray

Nocturnal and steeped in sinister chiaroscuro, award-winning director Pedro Costa’s latest film follows Ventura, the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking Colossal Youth, as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding cinematic experience. Featured in many Top 5 Films of the Year lists worldwide, H..

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Horse Money (Aka Cavalo Dinheiro) DVD

Nocturnal and steeped in sinister chiaroscuro, award-winning director Pedro Costa’s latest film follows Ventura, the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking Colossal Youth, as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding cinematic experience. Featured in many Top 5 Films of the Year lists worldwide, H..

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I was at Home, but (With Booklet) Blu-Ray

Ich war zuhause, aber...The films of Angela Schanelec have bewitched and mystified audiences with her unique, elliptical depictions of everyday life.Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, I Was at Home, but... explores the impact of a devastating tragedy on a family, as they come to terms with grief, longing and life after the death of a loved one.Schanelec’s films have a rhythm and tone all their ow..

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Ikarie XB 1 Blu-Ray

Jindrich Polak's pioneering feature Ikarie XB 1 is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema. It predates Star Trek and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and was clearly an influence on both - as well as countless other sci-fi films and TV shows that followed. Adapted from a novel by Stanislaw Lem, the film follows a mission deep into space in search of alien life. During their perilous journey the crew confront the effects of..

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Ikarie XB-1 DVD

Classic Czech sci-fi directed by Jindrich Polák. Set in the year 2163, the film follows the crew and passengers of the Ikarie XB-1 spaceship which is on a journey to the Alpha Centauri solar system in the hopes of finding life. Along the way, the ship happens upon a manned satellite with its crew killed and seemingly frozen in time, but the real trouble begins when tensions rise between those on board the Ikarie.....

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Illumination (Aka Iluminacja) DVD

Polish award-winning existential drama directed by Krzysztof Zanussi.The film follows a young physicist (Stanislaw Latallo), who, feeling disappointed with the lack of answers to how he should live, is searching for some meaning in life.Only through experiencing love and grief and acknowledging the finitude of his existence does he find the courage to live authentically...

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In The Land Of The Deaf DVD

The films and methods of Nicolas Philibert, maker of Etre et avoir, have shown him to be one of contemporary cinema's most acclaimed documentarists. In The Land of the Deaf is an elegantly spare and thoughtful portrait of the rich, diverse, but often isolated culture of the deaf community. The film has tremendous power and value: it educates and transports us to another way of occupying this world, and it does so in a pleasurable, unrus..

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Independencia DVD

Filipino historical drama directed by Raya Martin. During the American invasion of the Philippines in the early-20th century, a mother and her son take refuge in the middle of the jungle, where they hope to avoid the incoming troops. While in hiding they are joined by another mother, who is mortally wounded, and her child. They try their best to survive, but a lack of provisions and tough conditions threaten their very existence. Can th..

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Innocent Sorcerers (Aka Niewinni Czardzieje) DVD

Following his renowned War Trilogy, Andrzej Wajda made this provocative film from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End). A commentary on the lives of young people who grew up in the new, post-war communist Poland, Wajda chronicles a bohemian milieu of motor-scooters, love, sex and jazz with great vitality and humour. The rebellion the film depicts is social and moral, not political - and the film angered both Communist and..

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Intimate Lighting Blu-Ray

This delightful comedy is the debut film of director Ivan Passer and a signature work of the Czech New Wave. The film follows two old friends, both musicians, reunited when one returns to the small village where they grew up. Finding humour in every aspect of ordinary life, the film shows true affection and understanding for all its characters. Addressing the concerns of living in a totalitarian state with a beguiling lightness of touch..

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Invention For Destruction Blu-Ray

Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on generations of filmmakers and is now regarded a true master of 20th Century fantasy cinema. Invention for Destruction, based on the writings of Jules Verne, is Zeman's most beloved work and the most commercially successful Czech film ever produced. Breaking new ground in combining live-action with animation and design, it visualised a 'steampunk' aesthetic much ahead of its time. A love lette..

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Invention For Destruction DVD

Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on generations of filmmakers and is now regarded a true master of 20th Century fantasy cinema. Invention for Destruction, based on the writings of Jules Verne, is Zeman's most beloved work and the most commercially successful Czech film ever produced. Breaking new ground in combining live-action with animation and design, it visualised a 'steampunk' aesthetic much ahead of its time. A love lette..

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Joshua Oppenheimer - 12 Early Works DVD

Collection of 12 documentaries from the early career of film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer. The collection includes: 'Light Test' (1995), 'Camera Test' (1995), 'Hugh' (1995), 'The Challenge of Manufacturing' (1996), 'These Places We've Learned to Call Home' (1996), 'The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase' (1997), 'Land of Enchantment' (2000), 'The Globalisation Tapes' (2002), 'Market Update' (2002), 'A Brief History of Paradise As Told..

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Journey To The Beginning Of Time Blu-Ray

The films of Karel Zeman, one of the masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ingeniously combine live-action and animation. A joyous adventure that celebrates the wonders of nature, Journey to the Beginning of Time sends four schoolboys on an epic and perilous voyage through prehistory, encountering cavemen, mammoths and dinosaurs along the way. Endlessly imaginative, Zeman uses a huge variety of innovative techniques to bring to life t..

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Journey To The Beginning Of Time DVD

The films of Karel Zeman, one of the masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ingeniously combine live-action and animation. A joyous adventure that celebrates the wonders of nature, Journey to the Beginning of Time sends four schoolboys on an epic and perilous voyage through prehistory, encountering cavemen, mammoths and dinosaurs along the way. Endlessly imaginative, Zeman uses a huge variety of innovative techniques to bring to life t..

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Kinetta DVD

Yorgos Lanthimos directs this experimental Greek drama. The film follows the local police detective of a run-down coastal town as he enlists the help of a photographer and a hotel maid to try and get to the bottom of a series of murders...

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Knights Of The Teutonic Order DVD

Based on the novel by Nobel winner Henryk Sienkiewicz, this epic tale of Poland and Prussia in the Miiddle Ages focuses on the plight of the Polish knight Jurand as he and his family are tormented by the deadly, Teutonic Knights...

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Larks On A String (Aka Skrivanci Na Niti) DVD

Shot in 1969, but banned by the Czech government until the fall of the Communist regime in 1990, Menzel s wry comic drama is a hymn to humanity and nonconformity. The film s principal characters are residents of a state-run junkyard / labour camp for those whose actions have been deemed counter-revolutionary . On one side of the yard live the men, most sent here for re-education . On the other side, are a group of women interned for the..

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Liberte Blu-Ray

Albert Serra directs this historical drama set in 1774, just before the French Revolution.Expelled from the King's court, libertines Madame de Dumeval (Theodora Marcade), the Duke of Tesis (Marc Susini) and the Duke of Wand (Baptiste Pinteaux) seek assistance from the freethinking German Duke of Walchen (Helmut Berger) as they attempt to bring their ways and philosophies to Germany...

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Liverpool DVD

Spanish-language drama in which an old sailor takes some overdue shore leave and heads to visit the relatives he has neglected so badly. Farrel (Juan Fernández) lives his life at sea, working in relative anonymity on a large ship. When the ship approaches Tierra del Fuego, Farrel surprises his captain by requesting shore leave. It appears that Farrel was raised in a village nearby and has decided he wishes to return to see his mother (N..

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Man Of Marble (Aka Czlowiek Z Marmuru) DVD

A television director (Krystyna Janda) sets out to make a documentary about former socialist hero Mateusz Birkut (Jerzy Radiwilowicz).Initially acclaimed as a hero for his brick-laying skills, with marble statues erected in his honour, Birkut was discredited by the government when he became too voluble regarding industrial politics.The director attempts to reveal the true story by interviewing Birkut's family and friends.An Andzej..

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Man Of The Story DVD

Malayalam-language drama following the life of a young revolutionary in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The story of Kunjunni (Vishwanathan)'s life in many ways reflects and represents the story of Kerala as a whole. With little input from his parents, Kunjunni falls under the influence of an uncle (Narendra Prasad) who was formerly a disciple of Ghandi but now considers himself a Marxist. Drawn increasingly towards left-wing ideas..

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Marc Isaac's Collection - Lift / Travellers / Calais - The Last Border DVD

Marc Isaac`S Collection - Lift / Travellers / Calais - The LMarc Isaac`S Collection - Lift / Travellers / Calais - The LMarc Isaac`S Collection - Lift / Travellers / Calais - The L..

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Morgiana DVD

Juraj Herz's extravagantly hallucinatory Gothic horror story is often described as the last film of the Czech New Wave.Based on a short story by Aleksandr Grin, the film tells the story of two sisters: the sweet-natured and beautiful Klara and the ugly, bitter Viktoria (both played by Iva Janzurova).Viktoria, consumed with jealousy, wreaks revenge on her more popular sister by gradually poisoning her until she begins to lose grip on..

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Mother Joan Of The Angels - Restored Version DVD

A celebrated landmark of Polish cinema, the award-winning Mother of Joan of the Angels has been restored from its original materials and is presented in a new high-definition transfer. Taking the infamous and documented 'demonic possession' of a group of nuns in Loudun, France in 1634 as his starting point (events subsequently also adapted by Ken Russell for his notorious film The Devils), director Jerzy Kawalerowicz created an intensel..

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Mundane History (Aka Jao Nok Krajok) DVD

Thai drama exploring the relationship between a paralysed young man, Ake (Phakpoom Surapongsanuruk) and his carer, Pun (Arkanae Cherkam). Ake harbours a deep resentment towards his life and his father due to his disability. Irritated by his dependency on others, he grows distant, but when the relationship between him and his carer begins to grow, so does Ake's appreciation for life...

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My 20th Century (Aka Az En XX Szazadom) Blu-Ray

IIdiko Enyedi's acclaimed film tells the tale of identical twins Dora and Lili, born in Budapest at the very moment that Thomas Edison's wondrous electric light-bulb is unveiled to the word. Separated in childhood, the sisters' lives follow radically different paths, until New Year's Eve 1899, when they meet again on the Orient Express... This dazzling film portrays the birth of modernism, a daring world of revolutionary ideas and inven..

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My 20th Century (Aka Az En XX Szazadom) DVD

Hungarian comedy drama written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi. The film follows identical twin sisters Dóra (Dorota Segda) and Lili (also Segda), who are adopted by two different families following the death of their mother. Years later, with Lili now a revolutionary planning to use a bomb to assassinate a leading politician, she meets Z (Oleg Yankovskiy) while travelling to complete the job. However, not long after the pair get together..

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My Way Home (Igy Jottem) DVD

In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captured and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a friendship in spite of not speaking each other's language. The Hungarian's attempts to continue his journey homeward provide the framework for this powerful film, considered Miklos Jancso's first ma..

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Mysterious Object At Noon (Aka Dokfa Nai Meuman) Blu-Ray

Winner of the 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or, Thai artst and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognised as one of contemporary cinema's most unique voices. Mysterious Object At Noon is his hallucinatory debut feature, an extraordinary mix of experimental documentary and fiction. The film is structured as a surrealist game; a small film-crew travel the Thai countryside asking people they encounter along the way to invent the next chapter ..

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Mysterious Object At Noon (Aka Dokfa Nai Meuman) DVD

Experimental Thai documentary directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film-maker travels through rural Thailand to Bangkok and along the way invites participants to expand upon an invented tale involving a disabled boy and his teacher. When their journey comes to an end, all of the contributed efforts of the storytellers are performed by a group of actors for a film crew hoping to turn the narrative into a feature...

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Neon Bull Blu-Ray

Gabriel Mascaro's sensual, subversive Neon Bull unfolds within the macho world of traditional Brazilian rodeo, the vaquejada. Iremar is one of a group of bull wranglers travelling, from rodeo to rodeo, living an arduous itinerant life. Each aspires to a better future, and Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Balancing provocative realism with improvisational drama, Neon Bull is a celebration of its characters, their everyday l..

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Neon Bull DVD

Brazilian drama written and directed by Gabriel Mascaro. The film follows Iremar (Juliano Cazarré), a bull handler working on rodeos in the north of Brazil. Dreaming of leaving to start a career as a fashion designer, Iremar begins designing custom horse masks and outfits for his friend Galega (Maeve Jinkings). However, things soon change for Iremar as he meets pregnant factory worker Geise (Samya De Lavor) and the pair quickly strike u..

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Night Train DVD

Polish thriller directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Jerzy (Leon Niemczyk) and Marta (Lucyna Winnicka) are two strangers on the run. By coincidence they happen to have bought the same ticket and even though both wanted privacy they decide to share a sleeping quarter for the duration of the journey. Tensions begin to rise when the police enter the train looking for a murderer and Jerzy quickly becomes a suspect, causing Marta to question whet..

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One Two One (Aka Yek Do Yek) DVD

Iranian drama following one woman forced to contend with societal attitudes after an incident leaves her facially disfigured. Composed of a series of vignettes set in different locations, each episode tells the story of how the young woman came to be disfigured and how she now feels isolated from her former friends and family as she reassesses her ideas on love, loss and personal identity...

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Our Beloved Month Of August DVD

Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes directs this kaleidoscopic hybrid of documentary and fictional narrative, set in a summer music festival in a mountain village in central Portugal.Undeterred from throwing themselves headlong into a new project by the complete absence of finance, script or cast, Gomes and his small crew travel to the village of Arganil to film the Pardieiros festival, one of hundreds of music festivals that take place..

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Palms (Aka Ladoni) DVD

Palms is Aristakisyan's astonishing portrait of people who live on the margins of life and exist outside normal society. Profound, spiritual and hallucinatory, Palms is remarkable at every level and one of the most visionary films of recent years. Narrated by the director addressing his unborn son, the film is compassionate, revelatory and bold in its originality and was awarded the NIKA (Russian Oscar) for Best Documentary in 1994. Thi..

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Partition DVD

The tumultuous events surrounding the sub-continent's partition in 1947 into India and Pakistan are re-imagined in Ken McMullen's complex and visually striking film. A lunatic asylum in the city of Lahore becomes a mirror image of events in the outside political world, with the same actors playing both inmates and rulers. Adapted by Tariq Ali and McMullen from famous Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’, Partiti..

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Party And The Guests DVD

Distinguished by being 'banned forever' in its native Czechoslovakia Nemec's film is a masterpiece of barbed, darkly sinister wit. As a biting satire of governmental and institutional power and with its astute observations of human nature and conformity, it is a film whose relevance continues to this day. Considered the most politically dangerous film made during the short flowering of the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, this is its first-..

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Passenger (Aka Pasazerka) DVD

The last film of Polish director Andrzej Munk, who was killed in a car crash during filming, this Holocaust drama was completed by Munk's colleagues and went on to win awards at Venice Film Festival and Cannes film festival.Liza (Aleksandra Slaska) is a German woman returning to Europe by ship with her husband.While walking on the deck, she sees the face of a woman she is sure she recognises.It turns out that she knew the passenge..

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People Of The Mountains DVD

Hungarian drama written and directed by István Szöts. The film follows a woodcutter and his family who are forced from their idyllic Transylvanian mountain home following the opening of a new lumber mill nearby. Despite being enticed into working for the very company that ejected them, the family quickly begin to struggle and soon face the tragic prospect of leaving their ancestral lands for good...

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Pictures Of The Odd World DVD

Slovakian documentary written and directed by Dusan Hanák. The feature follows nine people living in the remote and forgotten villages of the Tatra mountains as they struggle with dire poverty and deprivation - a sharp contrast to the communist propaganda of the time which promised citizens a socialist paradise. Amongst the lives documented are farmers, spiritualists and the elderly who struggle with disabilties and addictions on a dail..

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Polish Cinema Classics - Volume III DVD

The Cruise: Polish cinema's first 'cult film', Piwowski's The Cruise is a satirical masterpiece. The absurdist plot parodies life in the People's Republic of Poland of the 1970s, transforming a weekend river cruise to an hilarious caricature of the ruling Communist system. Piwowski's astute observation, humour and the film's exposure of a national pathology made The Cruise one of the most popular Polish films of the 1970s. Camouflage: A..

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Rat-Trap (Aka Elippatahyam) DVD

Arguably considered the true heir to Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of India's most outstanding filmmakers and Rat-Trap was his first film to gain widespread international acclaim. Remarkable for its focus on characterization and detail, Rat-Trap is set in rural Kerala. Its story concerns Unni, the last male-heir of a feudal and decaying joint family. Unni's inability to accept the socio-economic changes of a new society resu..

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Red Psalm (Aka Meg Ker A Nep) DVD

Miklos Jancso is one of cinema's greatest visionaries and his Red Psalm is a formidable work of art from a master filmmaker at the peak of his powers. Depicting a series of peasant uprisings in Hungary in the late 19th century, the film celebrates the cause of revolutionary struggle. Inspired by folklore and song, Jancso's camera travels amongst groups of moving figures in an elaborate cinematic ballet and his singular use of film form ..

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Romeo Juliet And Darkness (Romeo Julia a tma) DVD

Czech filmmaker Jiri Weiss directs this moving love story about a Prague student, Pavel, (Ivan Mistrík), who hides a Jewish girl (Daniela Smutná) in his apartment attic during World War II. Shot in black and white, the film examines the consequences of one man's act of love in the face of the brutality of the Nazi occupation...

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Shinjuku Boys / Gaea Girls DVD

Two documentaries from directors Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams that show unusual sides of female sexuality in Japan. 'Shinjuku Boys' follows three 'onnabes' - women who live their lives as men - as they work at Tokyo's New Marilyn club. 'Gaea Girls' focuses on the exploits of a group of female Japanese wrestlers...

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Silence And Cry Blu-Ray

Silence and Cry is an elliptical, claustrophobic drama shot in the breathtaking long takes that are Hungarian master Miklos Jancso's trademark. Set in 1919, a soldier fleeing an anti-Communist manhunt takes refuge at an isolated farm, only to discover that the peasant family who shelter him are already under police scrutiny. The final part of an epic unofficial trilogy, following The Round-Up and The Red and the White, the film explores..

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Silence And Cry DVD

Hungarian drama co-written and directed by Miklós Jancsó. In 1919, with Hungary in disarray following the fall of communist rule, former Hungarian Red Army soldier István Cserzi (András Kozák) escapes to the countryside in an attempt to evade the secret police who are tasked with hunting down Red Army soldiers and executing them without trial. After taking refuge on a remote farm run by two women, István soon finds himself facing some t..

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Sofias Last Ambulance (Aka Poslednata Lineika Na Sofia) DVD

Observational documentary directed by Ilian Metev. The film follows Krassimir, Plamen and Mila, a paramedic crew in charge of an ambulance in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. Filmed over two years, Metev's documentary provides an, at times humorous, insight into the day-to-day running of the service which, along with only twelve other ambulances, struggles to attend to the city's sick and injured...

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Someday My Prince Will Come / Philip And His Seven Wives DVD

Double bill of documentaries from British film-maker Marc Isaacs. 'Someday My Prince Will Come' (2005) looks at life in a small coastal town in Cumbria and follows a young girl and her cousin as they share memories from their childhood and begin to think about what the future may hold. 'Philip and His Seven Wives' (2005) tells the story of Philip Sharp, an ex-rabbi attempting to build a new godly family in his quiet suburban neighbourho..

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Something Different / A Bagful Of Fleas DVD

Double bill of features from Czech film-maker Vera Chytilová. 'Something Different' (1963) follows the lives of frustrated housewife Vera (Vera Uzelacová) and gymnast Eva (Eva Bosáková). While Vera struggles to get her husband to appreciate her and the work she does, Eva contends with a gruelling training schedule as she prepares to participate in her last competition. 'A Bagful of Fleas' (1962) depicts a young girl's rebellion against ..

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Stella Cadente DVD

Catalan historical drama co-written and directed by Lluís Miñarro. The film follows ruler Amadeo I (Alex Brendemühl) as he attempts to establish himself as the King of Spain in the early 1870s. After being elected during a period of violent social upheaval, Amadeo must contend with a number of uprisings, disputes and assassination attempts during his difficult and short-lived reign. The cast also includes Bárbara Lennie, Lorenzo Balducc..

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