Film version of Marguerite Duras’ – LA DOULEUR /MEMOIR OF WAR – issued on dvd

Memoir of WarLA DOULEUR /MEMOIR OF WAR (12) FRANCE 2017 FINKIEL, EMMANUEL £15.99
Based on Marguerite Duras’ ‘La douleur’, the film tells the wartime story of Duras’ husband Robert Antelme, a communist resistance fighter who was arrested by the Germans in 1944 and sent to a Nazi concentration camp.

Duras begins a relationship with French Gestapo agent, Pierre Rabier, in an effort to find her husband. But does Rabier really want to help her? Or is he trying to dig up information about the anti-Nazi underground?

After the end of the war François Mitterrand found Antelme in a terrible state while visiting the Dachau concentration camp and organised his return to Paris. Marguerite Duras looked after Antelme and wrote La Douleur about his return. She divorced him soon after he regained his health, but they remained friends.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LA DOULEUR

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LA DOULEUR

DVD available to buy from-

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AKIO JISSÔJI: THE BUDDHIST TRILOGY – released on Blu Ray

Akio JissôjiAKIO JISSÔJI: THE BUDDHIST TRILOGY (18) JAPAN JISSOJI, AKIO BLU RAY ONLY £59.99
Features This Transient Life (1970), Mandara (1971) and Poem (1972).

THIS TRANSIENT LIFE (1970) – a brother and sister from a rich family defy the expectations placed on them.

The son has little interest in further education or his father’s business, instead he obsess over Buddhist statues.

The daughter continually refuses a string of suitors and the prospect of marriage.

MANDARA (1971) – Jissôji’s first colour feature  maintains the directors interest in  controversial subject matters, focussing on a cult who recruit through rape and hope to achieve true ecstasy through sexual release.

POEM (1972) – This black and white film centres on the austere existence of a young houseboy who becomes helplessly embroiled in the schemes of two brothers.

In Japanese with English subtitles
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) presentations

Original uncompressed LPCM mono 1.0 audio on all three films

Newly translated optional English subtitles

Both the 120-minute Theatrical and 137-minute Extended versions of Poem

Bonus Blu-Ray disc with Jissôji’s 1974 feature It Was A Faint Dream, which continues the themes explored in the Trilogy

Introductions to all three films in the Trilogy by David Desser, author of Eros Plus

Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave

Scene-select commentaries on all three films in the Trilogy by Desser

Theatrical trailers for Mandara, Poem and It Was A Faint Dream

Limited edition packaging, fully illustrated by maarko phntm

Illustrated 60-page perfect-bound collector’s book featuring new writings on the films by Anton Bitel and Tom Mes

Available to buy at
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Vietnamese drama – THE THIRD WIFE – out on DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY

Third WifeTHE THIRD WIFE (15) 2018 VIETNAM MAYFAIR , ASH DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY£12.99
Set in 19th century rural Vietnam where 14 year-old May is married off to wealthy landowner Hung as his third wife. Once married she contemplates her future in this patriarchal society.

DUAL FORMAT FEATURES:

1080p presentation on Blu-ray (with a progressive encode on DVD)
Optional English subtitles

Theatrical Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by David West, news editor at NEO magazine

In Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Classic German silent film – MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG/PEOPLE ON SUNDAY – re-issued

People On SundayMENSCHEN AM SONNTAG/PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (E) GERMANY 1929 SIODMAK/ULMER DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A vivid snapshot of Berlin life.

This German silent film tells the story of five young Berliners spending a typical Sunday in the park.

The flirtations, rivalries, jealousies, and petty irritations of a group outing.

All too soon it is the end of the day, and the prospect of Monday looms, and the return to the weekday routine.

Special Features on Blu Ray only

Interactive Menus

Commentary: Adrian Martin

Other Documentary:

‘Weekend at the Wannsee’ (2000)

‘A Trip Through Berlin’ (1910)

‘Beside the Seaside’ (1935)

This Year – London’ (1951)

Available to buy at –

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EDEXCEL CINEMA TITLES FOR SPANISH

Set films from September 2016

Motorcycle DiariesDIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA /MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (15) 2004 ARGENTINA    SALLES,W/THOMAS D DVD – £19.99  BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the journals of  Ché Guevara, this coming-of-age road movie follows the adventures of the young medical student  Ché (Gael García Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granada (Rodrigo de la Serna) as they cross South America on motorbikes in the early 1950s, on their way to take up their medical residency at a leper colony in Peru.

PaNs LabyrinthEL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO/PANS LABYRINTH (15) 2006 SPAIN TORO, GUILLERMO DEL £17.99

An adult fairy tale set in 1944 Spain, where both fantasy and reality are sinister and malevolent.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCREENPLAY

ENGLISH FILM NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE SCREENPLAY

SPANISH STUDY GUIDE

 

BUTTERFLYLA LENGUA DE LAS MARIPOSAS/BUTTERFLY’S TONGUE (15) 1999 SPAIN JOSE LUIS CUERDA £19.99

A school boys friendship with his teacher is tested with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

MATERIALES CURSOS ANTERIORES SPANISH LANGUAGE GUIDE

SPANISH LANGUAGE WEB PAGE

SPANISH LANGUAGE GUIDE WRITTEN BY PAULA PERERO CHAVARRÍA

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

MachucaMACHUCA (15) 2004 CHILE WOOD, ANDRES £19.99

Andres Woods semi-autobiographical film is set in Chile in 1973.

SPANISH FILM NOTES BY ANA VALBUENA

 

Sea InsideMAR ADENTRO/SEA INSIDE (PG) 2004 SPAIN    AMENABAR,  ALEJANDRO         £19.99
 The real-life story of the paralysed Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE WRITTEN BY JACKY COLLINS AND ANN DAVIES

SPANISH LANGUAGE WORKSHEET

LOS SIN NOMBRELOS SIN NOMBRE (15) 1999 SPAIN BALAGUERÓ, JAUME £19.99   Mother receives a telephone call from her young daughter (who she believed died five years before) demanding she find her before ‘they’ kill her.

 

 

 

All About My MotherTODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99

On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child Level: AS, A2 Subject: Spanish, Women, Gender, Film Studies, Media Studies, PSHE & Citizenship

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY JACKY COLLINS AND ANN DAVIES

Innocent VoicesVOCES INOCENTES/INNOCENT VOICES (12) 2004 MEXICO MANDOKI, LUIS £19.99

Set in El Salvador in the 1980s, an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the’man of the house’ after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war

Level: GCSE topic: relationships, first love AS / A Level topic: war, third world Subject:

SPANISH LANGUAGE  PRE FILM STUDENT GUIDE

SPANISH LANGUAGE POST FILM STUDENT GUIDE

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY CARMEN HERRERO AND ANA VALBUENA

VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99

After her death, a mother returns as a ghost, to fix a family situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE WRITTEN BY CARMEN HERRERO

DVD available to buy at –
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JARMAN: VOLUME TWO – 1987-1994 – issued on Blu Ray

Jarman 2JARMAN: VOLUME TWO – 1987-1994 (15) BLU RAY ONLY £62.99
Collection contains – ‘The Last of England’ (1987), ‘War Requiem’ (1989), ‘The Garden’ (1990), ‘Edward II’ (1991), ‘Wittgenstein’ (1993) & ‘Blue’ (1993) & ‘Glitterbug’ (1994).

‘The Last of England’ (1987) – chronicles England during Margaret Thatcher’s rule throughout the 1980s. Using impressionistic means the drama blends images of desolate streets as a personal reaction to the disintegration of society with symbolic references to the Falklands War and also the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

‘War Requiem’ (1989) – is a visual evocation of the 1963 recording of Benjamin Britten’s choral masterpiece of the same name, which blended the Latin Mass of the Dead with the war poetry of Wilfred Owen, starring Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton and Sean Bean.

‘The Garden’ (1990) – explores homosexuality and Christianity iconography juxtaposed with footage of Jarman’s own home and garden in Dungeness, Kent.

‘Edward II’ (1991) – a postmodern version of Christopher Marlowe’s play of the same name combining contemporary and medieval set-pieces, props and costumes.

‘Wittgenstein’ (1993) – is loosely based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s biography, starring Karl Johnson and Michael Gough.

‘Blue’ (1993) – Jarman’s final feature, a single shot of blue is filling the screen as different narrators consider the colour as a character and contemplate on issues to do with love, disease, the meaning of art and mortality.

‘Glitterbug’ (1994) – released posthumously, is a montage of Super 8 footage shot by Jarman from 1970 to 1986. Part home-movie, part formal experimentation and part social documentary it chronicles Jarman’s life before his AIDS diagnosis, with music by Brian Eno.

Extras

Dead Cat (1989, 20 mins): Derek Jarman and his friend and collaborator Genesis P-Orridge both feature in this startling surrealist films in which a young man is terrorised and humiliated, later engaging in a mechanised, industrial sexual encounter

Isle of Sheppey (1984, 7 mins): edited highlights from a VHS video shot on a location-hunting expedition, cameraman Derek Jarman chats to writer and cultural historian Jon Savage

Depuis le jour: excerpt from Aria (1987, 5 mins): Derek Jarman’s sequence from the anthology film Aria

Depuis le jour audio commentary by producer Don Boyd

Remembering Derek Jarman (2014, 13 mins)

James Mackay Remembers The Last of England (2019, 14 mins)

Don Boyd Remembers The Last of England and Aria (2019, 16 mins)

Homemade Stuff and Wild Ideas: Simon Fisher Turner on Derek Jarman (2019, 16 mins): the musician and composer looks back on his long and unconventional involvement with Derek Jarman’s art

Another Derek: Jarman’s Life Away From the Limelight (2019, 5 mins): interview with artist filmmaker John Scarlett-Davis

An Odd Morality (2019, 4 mins): interview with Lee Drysdale

Another World for Ourselves (2019, 9 mins): director John Maybury remembers meeting Jarman

David Lewis Remembers Dead Cat (2019, 15 mins)

Audio commentary on The Last of England with James Mackay, Christopher

Hughes, Christopher Hobbs and Simon Fisher Turner

Books By My Bedside: Derek Jarman (1989, 25 mins)

Derek Jarman in Conversation with Simon Field (1989, 32 mins)

Requiem for Jarman (2008, 37 mins): recollections on the making of War Requiem

Don Boyd Remembers War Requiem (2019, 38 mins)

John Maybury Remembers War Requiem (2019, 8 mins)

The Nature of Super 8 (2019, 8 mins)

Caravaggio Was Accidental (2019, 10 mins): Simon Fisher Turner remembers his first feature soundtrack for Derek Jarman

Before the Last (2019, 15 mins): James Mackay recalls working with Derek Jarman on The Angelic Conversation and Imagining October

Derek Jarman Presents (2019, 27 mins): John Maybury remembers the Super 8 filmmaking scene

Audio commentary on War Requiem with Don Boyd

Derek’s Shoot in Dungeness (1990, 6 mins)

The Wanderer (1991, 30 mins): experimental film by David Lewis and Andy Crabb based on the Anglo-Saxon poem of the same name

Kiss 25 Goodbye (1991, 7 mins): documents, in bold experimental fashion, the 1991 OutRage! ‘kiss-in’ protest at Bow Street police station

Clause and Effect (1988, 19 mins): showing the gay community uniting against homophobic forces and the government around the issue of Clause 28

Orange Juice (1984, 41 mins): Derek Jarman’s location shoot for the promo for ‘What Presence?!’ by post-punk band Orange Juice who were fronted by
Edwyn Collins

Shooting the Hunter (2015, 5 mins)

James Mackay Remembers The Garden (2019, 15 mins)

Anything Can Happen (2019, 11 mins): Richard Heslop on working with Derek Jarman

David Lewis Remembers The Garden (2019, 15 mins)

The Other Great Masterpiece (2019, 6 mins): John Maybury considers Jarman’s enthusiasm for gardening

Life with Derek: Simon Fisher Turner’s Recordings (2018, 44 mins): The composer’s collage of audio clips recorded during his adventures with Derek Jarman and friends

Derek’s Edward (2009, 24 mins): the making of Edward II

Ostia (1987, 27 mins): Jarman embodies Pier Paolo Pasolini in this ambitious student film imagining the last hours of the Italian director’s life
Ostia audio commentary

The Clearing (1993, 7 mins): short film by Alex Bistikas starring Derek Jarman and Keith Collins

The Extended Derek Jarman Interview (1991, 70 mins): Colin McCabe discuses films and filmmaking with Derek Jarman

Cut/Action (2019, 8 mins): Simon Fisher Turner provides the music and narration for this video essay

David Lewis Remembers Edward II (2019, 4 mins)

The Same Spirit (2019, 6 mins): Don Boyd remembers Jarman’s later years

Truly Beautiful (2019, 19 mins): interview with award-winning costumer designer Sandy Powell

Derek Jarman in Conversation with Colin McCabe (1991, 97 mins, audio only)

Karl Johnson on Wittgenstein (2007, 9 mins)

Tilda Swinton on Wittgenstein and Derek Jarman (2007, 10 mins)

Tariq Ali on Producing Wittgenstein (2007, 9 mins)

Wittgenstein: Behind the Scenes (1993, 22 mins)

Wittgenstein: An Introduction (2007, 4 mins)

Face to Face: Derek Jarman (1993, 41 mins): Derek Jarman interviewed by Jeremy Isaacs

Producer Tariq Ali on Wittgenstein (2014, 7 mins)

Jarmanalia with Simon Fisher Turner (2019, 17 mins)

Films Made By A Painter (2019, 5 mins): James Mackay reflects on Jarman’s distinctive style as a filmmaker

21st Century Nuns (1994, 10 mins)

Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman (2009, 13 mins)

James Mackay Remembers Blue (2019, 15 mins)

Simon Fisher Turner Remembers Blue (2019, 8 mins)

David Lewis Remembers Blue (2019, 13 mins)

Hard to Imagine (2019, 8 mins): John Maybury recalls Jarman’s journey towards Blue

After the Garden (2019, 10 mins): Richard Heslop remembers Jarman’s later days

Total Magic (2019, 6 mins): production designer Christopher Hobbs looks back upon Jarman’s fascination with occult imagey

After Neutron (2019, 8 mins): interview with Lee Drysdale

The Best Mentor (2019, 9 mins): John Scarlett-Davis recalls Jarman’s latter days and reflects uponhis artistic legacy

Glitterbug and Beyond (2019, 7 mins): James Mackay remembers the production of Glitterbug

David Lewis Remembers Glitterbug (2019, 7 mins)

Bliss (1991, 40 mins, audio)

Trailers
An assortment of image galleries including rare stills and promotional materials from all of the included feature films

BLU RAY available to buy at –

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Collection of – EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS 1911-1940 – issued on Blu Ray

Early Women Filmmakers 1911-1940EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS 1911-1940 (12) BLU RAY ONLY £44.99
Collection of 25 films featuring some of early cinema’s pioneering female directors.

International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 22 films spanning 1911-1940, including many rare titles not widely available until now.

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Contents:

Disc 1:

Falling Leaves (1912, 14 mins)
Making an American Citizen (1912, 14 mins)
The Girl in the Armchair (1912, 13 mins)
Greater Love Hath No Man (1911, 12 mins)
Algie, the Miner (1912, 10 mins)
Matrimony’s Speed Limit (1913, 13 mins)
Ocean Waif (1916, 29 mins)

Disc 2:

Suspense (1913, 10 mins)
Discontent (1916, 25 mins)
The Blot (1921, 94 mins)
Mabel’s Dramatic Career (1913, 14 mins)
Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914, 12 mins)
Mabel’s Blunder (1914, 15 mins)
His Trysting Place (1914, 22 mins)
Should Men Walk Home? (1928, 28 mins)

Disc 3:

The Woman Condemned (1934, 64 mins)
La Cigarette (1919, 50 mins)
La Souriante Mme. Beudet (1922, 43 mins)

Disc 4:

Le Village du Peche (1927, 88 mins)
Le Roi des Aulnes (1929, 45 mins)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940, 4 mins)
Parabola (1937, 9 mins)

Extras

Mabel’s Dramatic Career, Mabel’s Blunder, His Trysting Place and Should Men Walk Home? feature previously unreleased scores by The Meg Morley Trio

Alternative score to Should Men Walk Home? by Mordecai Smyth

Alice Guy-Blaché: a documentary (2018, 8 mins)

Lois Weber: a documentary (2018, 9 mins)

Mabel Normand: a documentary (2018, 8 mins): featurette on the director

Stills gallery

Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films and filmmakers by Pamela Hutchinson, Isabel Stevens, Vicki Callahan, Ellen Cheshire, Jane Giles, Kat Ellinger, Virginie Sélavy, So Mayer and Elinor Cleghorn

DVD available to buy at

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Some new documentary releases on dvd for September 2019

7-63 UP (E) 2018 APTED, MICHAEL £7.99
In 1964 Michael Apted filmed the lives of 14 seven-year-old children from different social classes. Every seven years he returned to record their progress. The children are now 63 years old and are reflecting on their lives as they enter retirement and illness.
A NORTHERN SOUL (15) 2018 MCALLISTER , SEAN £15.99
Documentary about Hull factory worker who organised a project to introduce music to the young people of Hull’s more deprived areas during the city’s year as UK City of Culture in 2017.
AMAZING GRACE (U) 2018 POLLACK, S/ELLIOTT, A £19.99
Film of the recording of Aretha Franklin’s live gospel album ‘Amazing Grace’ at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS – BEYOND THE NOTES (U) 2015 HUBER , SOPHIE £10.99
A look at the American jazz label. Founded in 1939 it had its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s with artists such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis.
CENTRAL PARK FIVE (E) 2012 BURNS K & S/MCMOHON, D £12.99
True crime documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Hispanic teenagers for the assault and rape of a female jogger in Central Park, New York, in 1989. The documentary explores the media frenzy that followed as public opinion indicted the young men before hearing any real evidence.
JOHN & YOKO: ABOVE US ONLY SKY (15) 2018 EPSTEIN, MICHAEL £13.99
Featuring previously unseen footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the film examines the collaborative effort behind the album ‘Imagine’.
UNDERFIRE (TBA) 2016 LEWKOWICZ, MAX £9.99
Film about Tony Vaccaro, who documented his time as an infantryman during WWII by taking thousands of photographs.
WOODSTOCK – THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION (E) 2018 GOODMAN, BARAK £12.99
Documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic counterculture music festival that took place in 1969.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Biopic of Carlos Acosta – YULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY – out on dvd

YuliYULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY (15) SPAIN 2019 BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR £19.99
Biographical drama about Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, who grew up in poverty in Havana and rose to stardom as the Royal Ballet company.

The film starts with Acosta formative years growing up in an impoverished family in Havana. Despite his natural talent, he is initially reluctant to embrace ballet but is encouraged by his strict father, who pushes him to enrol in dance training at a young age.

After studying at the Cuban National Ballet School, Acosta enjoys enormous worldwide success and joins the Royal Ballet, becoming the company’s first black principal.

DVD available to buy at –
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Two Jean Cocteau films out on dvd

LE SANGLE SANG D’UN POÈTE (PG) FRANCE 1932 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £15.99
Surrealist fantasy in with a young poet sketching a face, the mouth of which comes to life, becomes affixed to the poet’s hand, and is then transferred from his hand onto a statue. Instructed by the statue, the poet then flees into a mirror and has a series of adventures in an alarming fantasy world.

In French with English subtitles
Le TestamentLE TESTAMENT D’ORPHÉE (PG) FRANCE 1959 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £15.99
A poet wandering through a dream world populated with figures and motifs from his earlier works. The cast also includes Charles Aznavour, Yul Brynner and Pablo Picasso.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Award winning Lebanese film – CAPERNAUM – out on Dvd and Blu Ray

CapernaumCAPERNAUM (15) 2018 LEBANON LABAKI, NADINE DVD £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the film follows a 12-year-old Lebanese boy, Zain, living on the streets caring for a baby.

After serving a prison sentence, Zain sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life.

In Arabic with English subtitles

Guardian Review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/20/capernaum-review-nadine-labaki-zain-al-rafeea

 

DVD available to buy from –

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Hungarian movie – SUNSET – out on Dvd

SunsetSUNSET (15) 2018 HUNGARY NEMES , LÁSZLÓ £15.99
1913, with war looming over Europe, Írisz Leiter travels from Trieste to Budapest to see the shop her late parents once owned.

While she is in Budapest, Írisz becomes aware that she has a brother and she sets out to find him.
In Hungarian with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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French drama – PUPILLE/IN SAFE HANDS – out on dvd

In Safe HandsPUPILLE/IN SAFE HANDS (15) 2018 FRANCE HERRY, JEANNE £19.99
Clara, who decides to put her newborn baby up for adoption. In this ensemble piece, four social workers have the task of coping with the French social care system to find a suitable home for the child. Over a three-month period, they work together to decide what is best for the baby’s future and find the best possible adoptive parent

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Michaël Dacheux’s French drama – L’AMOUR DEBOUT/LOVE BLOOMS – out on dvd

LOVE BLOOMSL’AMOUR DEBOUT/LOVE BLOOMS (15) 2018 FRANCE DACHEUX, MICHAËL £12.99
25-year-old Martin travels from provincial France to Paris in the hope of reuniting with his first love, Léa. However once in Paris Martin accept their relationship is over. Over the next year Léa blossom as an artist and Martin falling in love with a man.
In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Well received Italian drama – LAZZARO FELICE/HAPPY AS LAZZARO – issued on dvd

Happy As LazzaroLAZZARO FELICE/HAPPY AS LAZZARO (12A) 2018 ITALY ROHRWACHER, ALICE £19.99
Lazzarois a young naive optimistic tobacco worker is exploited by his employer. However on befriending Tancredi, the son of the owner, they plot to fake Tancredi kidnap in the hope of ending the owners exploitation of the workers.

In Italian with English subtitles
Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/03/happy-as-lazzaro-review-alice-rohrwacher-adriano-tardiolo-nicoletta-braschi

 

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