French film set in the book world – DOUBLES VIES/NON-FICTION – issued on dvd

Non-fictionDOUBLES VIES/NON-FICTION (15) FRANCE 2018 ASSAYAS, OLIVIER £17.99
Staring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet, the film is described by the Hollywood Reporter as ‘ comedy of art, adultery and midlife crises set in the Parisian publishing world’.

Leonard, a technophobe author, believes social media has vulgarized the art of the written word, while publisher Alain,  is willing to embrace the new digital age.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO DOUBLES VIES – NON-FICTION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO DOUBLES VIES NON-FICTION

Hollywood Reporter review –

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/fiction-review-1137737

Sight and Sound review –

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/non-fiction-olivier-assayas-juliette-binoche-dated-critique-print-culture

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

Some new documentary releases on dvd for December 2019

AN ACCIDENTAL STUDIO (15) 2019 £14.99
Documentary which charts the history of HandMade Films, founded by George Harrison and Denis O’Brien to finance ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ (1979).
A DOG CALLED MONEY (15) 2019 £15.99
Musician P J Harvey and photographer Seamus Murphy travel the world and the results are recorded as an art project in Somerset House.
THE EMPEROR’S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON (EX) 1987 JAPAN HARA, KAZUO DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Documentary about Japanese war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki as he travels around Japan on a quest to expose Emperor Hirohito and his men who killed two Japanese soldiers during World War II.
IRWIN & FRAN (E) 2013 STONE, JORDAN £17.99
A look at American comedian Irwin Corey, a former boxing champion, blacklisted in the 1950s for his left-wing politics, he entered comedy on the Borscht Belt circuit as the character  Professor Corey.
MAKING WAVES – THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND (12) 2019 COSTIN, MIDGE £15.99
Documentary about how sound is used in the filmmaking process and featuring sound designers Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather) Ben Burtt (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story).
MYSTIFY – MICHAEL HUTCHENCE (15) 2019 LOWENSTEIN, RICHARD £15.99
Biographical documentary of the life and career of INXS singer Michael Hutchence.
QT8 – THE FIRST EIGHT (15) 2016 WOOD, TARA £19.99
A look at the Quentin Tarantino films from Reservoir Dogs in 1992 to Inglorious Basterds in 2009.
SCOTCH – THE GOLDEN DRAM (PG) 2018 PEAT, ANDREW £15.99
Documentary focusing on the history and production of Scotch whisky. Featuring interviews with master distillers and blenders across Scotland.
WATERGATE (15) 2018 FERGUSON, CHARLES £19.99
Charles Ferguson brings a fresh perspective to the Watergate scandal, using new interviews with journalists, senior Nixon administration officials, members of congress, prosecutors and combines this with archival footage and newly sourced information from the Nixon White House tapes.
YVES SAINT LAURENT: THE LAST COLLECTIONS (PG) 2007 FRANCE MEYROU, OLIVIER £17.99
1998, director Olivier Meyrou films follows the fashion designer as he prepares his last show before the fashion house is sold to Gucci.

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

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

 

 

Round up of Resources for the German film – LEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS

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LEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS (15) 2006 GERMANY H. VON DONNERSMARCK, F £19.99

Lives of OthersFive years before the downfall of the DDR, party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend.
In German with English subtitles
Dvd available to buy at – https://www.worldonlinecinema/Home/german-films-on-dvd
LINKS TO RESOURCES –STUDY GUIDE ENGLISH –
http://web.archive.org/web/20120605210127/http://www.filmeducation.org/livesofothers/LivesofOthers.pdf
STUDY GUIDE GERMAN –
http://web.archive.org/web/20101128003013/http://filmeducation.org/livesofothers/LivesofOthersDE.pdf
 
STUDY GUIDE BY RENE KOGLBAUER & SIMONE SCHROTH –
https://julianwhiting.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/study-guide-by-rene-koglbauer-simone-schroth.pdf
VOCABULARY LIST –
http://germanfilm.co.uk/files/2013/08/DLDA-Vocab-List1.pdf
TRANSCRIPTS –
http://germanfilm.co.uk/files/2013/08/Das-Leben-der-Anderen-Transcript.pdf
POINTS OF DISCUSSION –
http://germanfilm.co.uk/files/2013/08/Further-Questions.pdf

PRESS BOOKLET –

http://www.sonyclassics.com/thelivesofothers/externalLoads/TheLivesofOthers.pdf

ARTICLES –

“Truer than the Real Thing”: “Real” and “Hyperreal” Representations
of the Past in Das Leben der Anderen by Wendy Westphal –

https://www.google.co.uk/url?http://www.donnersmarck.com/assets/pdf/florian-literature/DLA-141.pdf

The Lives of Others: East Germany revisited –

http://www.ghi-dc.org/files/publications/bulletin/bu041/110.pdf

Visual story telling and history as a great toy – the Lives of Others by Gerry…

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Celebrating German film – GOOD BYE LENIN! – with links to study guides

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Goodbye LeninGOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99

One of the biggest German comedies of recent times.

It is 1989 and Alex (Daniel Bruhl) and his sister Ariane (Maria Simon) live in East Germany with their mother, Christiane (Katrin Sass). A staunch Socialist, Alex’s mother suffers a heart attack when she sees Alex being arrested on a protest march, and falls into a coma for eight months – in which time the Berlin Wall comes down. When Christiane wakes up, doctors warn Alex that any shock could bring on a fatal heart attack, so he decides to convince his mother that her beloved Communism has not been overthrown, but is in fact triumphing over Capitalism; and Alex sets about recreating every detail of the old East Berlin in their flat.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY CRISTINA MOLES KAUPP

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY HANNA OSTERMANN…

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Big budget German wartime series – DAS BOOT: SEASON ONE – issued on Dvd and Blu Ray

Das Boot Season OneDAS BOOT: SEASON ONE (18) 2018 DVD – £23.99 BLU RAY – £28.99
Big budget sequel to the 1981 film and based on the books, Das Boot and Die Festung.

Set in 1942 Nazis occupied La Rochelle, a fresh new crew join the U-612 in open water trials along with an inexperienced Captain who the crew don’t yet trust in.

In German with English subtitles

 

The episodes are:

Neue Wege
Geheime Missionen
Verluste
Zweifel
Loyalität
Gegen die Zeit
Verdammt
Abrechnung

Guardian Review 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/feb/06/das-boot-review-a-claustrophobic-clever-and-utterly-thrilling-reboot

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Japanese documentary – THE EMPEROR’S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Emperors Naked Army Marches OnTHE EMPEROR’S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON (EX) 1987 JAPAN HARA, KAZUO DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Documentary about Japanese war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki as he travels around Japan on a quest to expose Emperor Hirohito and his men who killed two Japanese soldiers during World War II.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Available to buy at
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd

 

NURI BILGE CEYLAN: THE COMPLETE FILMS – issued on Blu Ray

NURI BILGE CEYLANNURI BILGE CEYLAN: THE COMPLETE FILMS (15) TURKEY BLU RAY ONLY £68.99
Features the following films –

KOZA (SHORT FILM, 1995) – A short, silent, black and white film about a couple living in a forest who never exchange one word with one another, but prefer instead to live a life of total silence trying to communicate with the elements.

KASABA (1998) – follows the fortunes of a family living in an isolated Turkish town. As the seasons change, the town’s young children find themselves growing into their roles in the community.

CLOUDS OF MAY (2000) – a film-maker returns from cosmopolitan Istanbul to his hometown in order to make a film about his family.

UZAK (2002) – The life of a middle-aged photographer living and working in Istanbul is turned upside down when his young cousin Yusuf, a good-natured but insensitive country boy from a poor village background, come to stay with him.

CLIMATES (2006) – Existentialist Turkish drama about a disparate couple over three seasons of their life together.

THREE MONKEYS (2008) – The film tells the story of a family blown apart by lies and non-communication.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (2011) – A group of men who set out to locate a dead body in the remote Anatolian steppes. As they travel the various back-stories of their troubled lives are subtly revealed.

WINTER SLEEP (2014) – Aydin is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.

WILD PEAR TREE (2018) – Literature graduate Sinan returns home to his rural village to considers his future, should he become a teacher like his father or try to raise the money to get the book published he has written. As he goes about rasing the money he becomes disenchanted with his father and the rural lifestyle.

Special Features
Interactive Menus
Interviews: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (director)
Making Of Documentary

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Other dvds by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (15) 2011 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE £15.99
A group of men who set out to locate a dead body in the remote Anatolian steppes. As they travel the various back-stories of their troubled lives are subtly revealed.
THREE MONKEYS (15) 2008 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE £19.99
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film tells the story of a family blown apart by lies and non-communication.
WILD PEAR TREE (15) 2018 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Literature graduate Sinan returns home to his rural village to considers his future, should he become a teacher like his father or try to raise the money to get the book published he has written. As he goes about rasing the money he becomes disenchanted with his father and the rural lifestyle.
WINTER SLEEP (15) 2014 TURKEY CEYLAN,NURI BILGE £15.99
Aydin is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Argentinian movie – UN RUBIO /THE BLONDE ONE – issued on dvd

Blonde OneUN RUBIO /THE BLONDE ONE (18) 2019 ARGENTINA BERGER, MARCO £12.99
In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, gay-identifying widower Gabriel has moved in with his work colleague, Juan.

Juan seems the epitome of straight machismo with a revolving door of beautiful women.

However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable and Juan begins to question his sexuality and how to proceed with this closeted relationship.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

Agnès Varda’s autobiographical portrait – VARDA BY AGNÈS – out on two disc dual format DVD/BLU RAY

VARDA ON VARDAVARDA BY AGNÈS (15) 2019 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS DOUBLE PLAY DVD & BLU RAY £22.99
An autobiographical portrait from acclaimed experimental French-Belgian director Agnès Varda as she presents a retrospective on her body of work

Agnès speaks to an audience about her output and some of the key principals that guided her filmmaking as well as offering insights from archive footage of her work and creating playful reconstructions from her life.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus
Bonus Footage
Trailers
Other Documentary: ‘Agnés Varda in Conversation’ (2018);
‘Agnés Varda: Filmmaker, photographer, Instagrammer’ (2018) ‘
Video essay’ (2019)

DVD available to buy from-

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

French crime series- ENGRENAGES SIX /SPIRAL: SERIES SEVEN – out on dvd

spiral 7SPIRAL: SERIES 7/ENGRENAGES 7 ( (15) 2019 FRANCE £24.99
All 12 episodes from the seventh series of the gritty French crime drama set in Paris. In this instalment,

Gilou and Laure reunite to investigate the murder of their former commissioner, Herville. Joined by Gilou’s new partner Ali, the team find themselves on the trail of a teenage gang member which leads them to uncover an expansive money laundering operation.
In French with English subtitles

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD

ENGRENAGES/SPIRAL – SERIES 1 (18) 2007 FRANCE TRIBOIT, PHILIPPE £32.99
French political crime drama. The discovery of a young woman’s badly beaten body on a rubbish tip in Paris sets in motion a police investigation that unravels a trail of corruption from the dark worlds of prostitution and drugs, to the halls of government, business, and the judiciary itself.
ENGRENAGES 2/SPIRAL: SERIES 2 (18) 2008 FRANCE £19.99
Public prosecutor Pierre Clement joins forces with Police Captain Laure Bathaud and crusading judge Francois Roban to infiltrate Paris’s underworld of organised crime.
ENGRENAGES 3/SPIRAL: SERIES 3 (18) 2010 FRANCE £25.99
The emergence of a serial killer offers police captain Laure Berthaud the chance to restore her damaged reputation.
ENGRENAGES 4 /SPIRAL: SERIES 3 (18) 2010 FRANCE £23.99
Lawyer Joséphine Karlsson risks all by attempting to defend the rights of a group of immigrants,
ENGRENAGES 5 /SPIRAL: SERIES 5 (18) 2014 FRANCE £24.99
Chief Inspector Laure Berthaud and her team are tasked with solving the double murder of a mother and daughter whose bodies are discovered in a canal.
ENGRENAGES 6/SPIRAL: SERIES SIX (15) 2017 FRANCE £23.99
Chief Inspector Laure Berthaud returns to work early from maternity leave and begins work on a murder case after a dismembered body is discovered.

DVD available to buy from-

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

French environmental thriller – DANS LA BRUME/HOLD YOUR BREATH – issued on dvd

hold your beathDANS LA BRUME/HOLD YOUR BREATH (12) 2018 FRANCE ROBY, DANIEL £12.99
Paris set environmental disaster thriller. Estranged couple have a young daughter who suffers from a rare disease and has to live in a capsule. When a toxic fog engulfs Paris and their daughter’s life support system begins to fail, the parents have to find a way to save her.

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy from-

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

Mexican movie – LA CAMARISTA/CHAMBERMAID – issued on dvd

ChambermaidLA CAMARISTA/CHAMBERMAID (15) 2018 MEXICO AVILÉS, LILA £15.99
Film by debut film-maker Lila Avilés which follows chambermaid Eve as she works on 21st floor of a luxury hotel in Mexico City. The camera follow Eve as she works long hours in the pursuit of promotion and we become privy to her journey of self-discovery, her desires, doubts and dreams.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Guardian review –

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/28/the-chambermaid-review-la-camarista-lila-aviles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

Spanish movie – TODOS LO SABEN/EVERYBODY KNOWS – out on dvd

Everybody KnowsTODOS LO SABEN/EVERYBODY KNOWS (15) SPAIN 2018 FARHADI, ASGHAR £19.99
Penélope Cruz plays Laura, who travels from Argentina with her two children to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding.

Amid the joyful reunion Laura discovers her daughter has been abducted. Setting out to find her she finds she uncovers the dark truths and hidden secrets of her community.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

French historical drama – L’EMPEREUR DE PARIS/EMPEROR OF PARIS – issued on dvd

Emperor of ParisL’EMPEREUR DE PARIS/EMPEROR OF PARIS (15) 2018 FRANCE RICHET, JEAN-FRANCOIS £12.99
Historical drama in which notorious criminal, François Vidocq, escapes from a penal colony and attempts to lead his life on the streets of Paris.

However his criminal past continues to catch up with him and he finds himself struggling to move on with his life. Finally he decides to work for the state to capture his former allies from the underworld.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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