Some French films on dvd celebrating LGBT history month

L’ÂGE ATOMIQUE /ATOMIC AGE (18) 2012 FRANCE KLOTZ, HÉLÉNA £15.99
Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik), two old friends, head into Paris for a night out to take in the excesses of the city, which eventually leads them to see their friendship in a different light.
LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES/HEARTBEATS (15) 2010 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £15.99
Drama chronicling a love triangle between three 20-something metrosexual friends in Montreal: Marie (Monia Chokri), Frankie (Xavier Dolan) and Nicolas (Niels Schneider).
BEAU TRAVAIL (15) 1998 FRANCE CLAIRE DENIS £19.99
Director Claire Denis’ intensely physical study of tensions within a platoon of legionnaires stationed in North Africa.
LA BELLE SAISON /SUMMERTIME (15) 2015 FRANCE CORSINI, CATHERINE £15.99
Set in 1971 Paris, radical feminist Carole falls for fellow feminist Delphine. However when Delphine returns to the family farm to look after her sick father, Carole decides to join her but finds that the rural community isn’t as liberal as Paris.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (15) 1979 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
Comedy about two ageing homosexual lovers who pretend to be a normal married couple for the sake of their sons marriage plans.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II (15) 1980 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
Sequel to this hit comedy.
CE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
Leaving a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.
COMING OUT (15) 2013 CANADA BLANCHARD, MATHIEU £15.99
The explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montrealers are explored as they confront the subject of difference.
COMING OUT: SEASON 2 (15) 2014 CANADA IN FRENCH £15.99
Second season of the French-Canadian series about the gay community in Montreal
CRUSTACÉS & COQUILLAGES/COCKLES AND MUSCLES (15) 2005 FRANCEDUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU, J£17.99
Hit comedy that looks at love and sexual identity over a balmy summer holiday.
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (U) 1967 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES £22.99
Musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly which the BFI files under ‘queer aesthetic’.
EMBRASSE-MOI!/KISSING YOU (15) 2017 FRANCE MICHEL, O/VIAL,C £15.99
Romance in which carefree Océane meets the beautiful photographer Cécile. If their relationship is going to last Océane, will have to grow up, but is she actually be capable of growing up?
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (12) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £19.99
Compelling tale of incestuous obsession based on the Jean Cocteau.
EVEN LOVERS GET THE BLUES (18) 2017 BELGIUM MICHELI , LAURENT £15.99
Drama about a group of 30-something friends living in Brussels, who fall in and out of relationships until a tragedy upsets their hedonistic lifestyle.
I KILLED MY MOTHER (15) 2009 CANADA CANADA DOLAN, IN FRENCH £15.99
Directorial debut of young French-Canadian actor Xavier Dolan is a cathartic, fiercely compelling evocation of turbulent late adolescence. Visually stunning, with exquisite performances from Dolan himself – as the volatile, verbally savage Hubert – and a highly acclaimed cast including Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément, I Killed My Mother was the winner of 22 international film awards in 2009, including three categories at Cannes.
L’INCONNU DU LAC/STRANGER BY THE LAKE (18) FRANCE GUIRAUDIE, ALAIN DVD – £15.99 BU RAY – £19.99
Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a lethally dangerous man in this tense thriller.
LES INVISIBLES (E) 2012 FRANCE LIFSHITZ, SÉBASTIEN £12.99
Award winning documentary about elderly homosexuals living in France. Director Sébastien Lifshitz speaks to male and female homosexuals who were born between the World Wars and who embraced their sexuality at a time when society excluded them.
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (12) 2012 CANADA DOLAN, £15.99
French-Canadian romantic drama about the effect of a sex change on a long-standing heterosexual relationship.
MARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION /REINVENTING MARVIN (15) 2017 FRANCE FONTAINE, ANNE £13.99
Based on true events in which a young boy Marvin struggles against his family’s oppressive views of sexuality and personal identity. Leaves for Paris to reinvent himself and the films follows Marvin as a mid-twenties theatre student.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE £16.99
10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.
NÉS EN 68/BORN IN 68 (15) 2008 FRANCE DUCASTEL,OLIVIER £15.99
The film is set 20 years after a group of revolutionary students have grown up and their children are now maturing into rebellious adults just like their parents before them.
ORPHEE (PG) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £19.99
Jean Cocteau, the renowned poet, artist and writer, is another major figure in LGBT history and this film is his take on the Orpheus myth.
LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS/LITTLE WHITE LIES (15) 2010 FRANCE CANET, GUILLAUME DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Emotional drama in which a group of friends try to escape their problems by going on a trip to the seaside together. Despite their intentions to relax, however, they find themselves caught in a web of long-repressed lust and emotion.
THEO AND HUGO (18) 2016 FRANCE DUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU,J DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Intense tale shot in real time in which Theo and Hugo meet in a Paris clubs. As the night wears on, they discover they need to know more about each other and a relationship begins.
TOM À LA FERME/TOM AT THE FARM (15) 2013 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £14.99
Tom, played by Xavier Dolan, travels to the country from his home in the city to attend the funeral of his recently deceased boyfriend. When he arrives at the family home, he soon realises that his relationship has been kept secret from his lover’s family.
LA VIE D’ADÈLE /BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18) 2013 FRANCE KECHICHE, ABDEL. DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Award-winning drama about 15-year-old Adèle who lead a typical teenage life of school, parents and boys. However Adele’s life is turned upside down after a chance encounter with a beguiling blue-haired Emma, which forces her to question her desires and assert herself as a woman and as an adult Throughout their relationship the two young women learn a lot about the pains and joys of being in love and the importance of staying true to oneself.
YVES SAINT LAURENT (15) 2014 FRANCE LESPERT, JALIL £15.99
Biopic following the life and work of the French fashion designer.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at

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Ingmar Bergman ‘s – SAWDUST AND TINSEL – issued on Blu Ray

sawdust and tinselSAWDUST AND TINSEL – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1953 SWEDEN BERGMAN, INGMAR BLU RAY ONLY – £23.99
Set in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century circus travelling through the countryside, this psychological drama is a story of love, jealousy, humiliation and loss.

In Swedish with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

Audio commentary by Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie

Introduction by Bergman from 2003

PLUS: An essay by critic John Simon

Also recently released Ingmar Bergman dvd/Blu Ray –

Magic FluteTHE MAGIC FLUTE (U) 1975 SWEDEN BERGMAN , INGMAR £19.99
Ingmar Bergman’s televised production of the operatic fairy tale by Mozart in which young Tamino’s life is saved and he sets about rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter, aided by his magic flute.

In Swedish with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Other Documentary: ‘Papageno’ (1935) – Lotte Reniger’s silhouette-animation; ‘In Mozart’s Footsteps’ (1938) – Travelogue by Lady Dunn; ‘On Such a Night’ (1955) – The adventures of an American opera enthusiast as they visit Glyndebourne for the first time

 

DVD available to buy at –

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Palestinian movie – WAJIB – issued on dvd

wajibWAJIB (15) 2017 PALESTINE JACIR, ANNEMARIE £15.99
A Palestinian man reunites with his estranged son in preparation for his daughter’s wedding. However old tensions begin to resurface between the pair as they await confirmation of whether Shadi’s mother, who has moved to America, will be able to attend.

In Arabic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from –

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Romantic epic – COLD WAR – out on dvd and Blu Ray

cold warCOLD WAR (15) 2018 POLAND PAWLIKOWSKI, PAWEL DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Shot beautifully in black and white, this romantic epic is set in Post war Europe. Two people with different backgrounds and temperaments beginning an affair, but the Cold War splits them apart. One heads for the freedom of West and one opts to stay. An impossible love story in impossible times.

DVD available to buy at –

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Colombian film – ¿CÓMO TE LLAMAS? /EVA AND CANDELA – issued on dvd

eva and candela¿CÓMO TE LLAMAS? /EVA AND CANDELA (18) 2018 COLOMBIA CAUDELI , RUTH £15.99
Two professional ambition young women falling for each other. However over time Eva and Candela find their relationship failing as they see themselves turning into a conventional couple. The film explores a relationship bound and inevitably ended by the same thing: their dreams.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

New French dvd releases for the year 2018

 

DVDs available from-

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Iranian animated film – TEHRAN TABOO – out on dvd

TEHRAN TABOOTEHRAN TABOO (15) 2017 IRAN SOOZANDEH, ALI £15.99
Animated drama in which a group of strangers with their own separate paths each take risks in order to break away from their oppressive lives in an Islamic society. A woman wants nothing more than to work despite the protests of her husband, a mother takes desperate measures to provide for her son and an aspiring musician attempts to release an album despite its contradictions of Islamic values. They must carry out their lives in secrecy if they are to both keep themselves alive and find happiness.

In Farsi with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at

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Argentinian drama – MI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND – available on dvd

my best friendMI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND (15) 2018 ARGENTINA DEUS, MARTÍN £15.99
Set in Patagonia, where quiet teenager Lorenzo lives with his parents.

One day a family friend’s son named Caíto comes to stay. Slowly the boys become friends, however Lorenzo’s parents want their new visitor to return home.
However when Caíto tells Lorenzo the true reason why he was forced to leave his house, the two boys bond and Lorenzo persuades his parents to let Caito stay.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Italian crime drama – DOGMAN – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

dogmanDOGMAN (15) 2018 ITALY GARRONE, MATTEO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Crime drama based a true story. Marcello is a dog groomer who falls under the spell of ex-boxer’s Simone and slowly slips into a life of crime. Marcello ends up serving a year in prison as punishment for not betraying Simone. However on his release, his old friend ostracise him and Marcello plans revenge.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

French romantic comedy – LE RETOUR DU HÉROS/RETURN OF THE HERO – issued on dvd

Return of the HeroLE RETOUR DU HÉROS/RETURN OF THE HERO (12) 2018 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £19.99
Old fashioned romantic comedy. Captain Charles-Grégoire Neuville get engaged to Pauline, but then is called away to war. However when Pauline falls ill, her sister Elisabeth writes letters to her, posing as Captain Neuville, in the hope of making her sister feel better.

Three years Neuville returns, but the Captain seems more interest in drink and the family money that Pauline.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Film – WATERMELON WOMAN – released on dvd

WATERMELON WOMANTHE WATERMELON WOMAN (15) 1996 DUNYE, CHERYL £16.99
Aspiring black film-maker Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye) finds herself fascinated by Fae Richards, a black 1930s film star who was only ever billed as the Watermelon Woman. Intrigued, Cheryl decides to make a documentary about the mysterious actress. To support her research, Cheryl gets a job in a video store where she meets and falls in love with customer Diana (Guinevere Turner), and as her work on the Watermelon Woman progresses, Cheryl begins to ask herself important questions about her own life and relationships.

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Finnish drama – A MOMENT IN THE REEDS – out on dvd

A MOMENT IN THE REEDSA MOMENT IN THE REEDS (18) 2017 FINLAND MAKELA, MIKKO £15.99
Leevi returns to his native Finland and meets Syrian refugee Tareq and they both begin work on a house renovation project. Leevi is struggling to meet his father’s expectations and Tareq is grappling with his feelings of isolation as an outsider. This results in the two men finding solace in an romantic relationship.

In Finnish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Italian drama – THE CIAMBRA – out on dvd

CiambraTHE CIAMBRA (15) 2017 ITALY CARPIGNANO, JONAS £15.99
Teenager Pio wants to gain the respect of his elder brother Cosimo, by drinking, smoking and getting involved in criminal activity. However when Cosimo goes missing, Pio’s world is turned upside down and he realises he may have taken on more than he can handle.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

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Laurent Cantet’s – L’ATELIER/THE WORKSHOP – out on dvd

WorkshopL’ATELIER/THE WORKSHOP (15) 2017 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £15.99
Set in La Ciotat where a group of teenagers attend a creative writing workshop with an acclaimed author.

Their task is to work as a team writing a murder mystery. However Antoine quickly emerges as the leading creative voice amongst the group but his far right view and fascination with violence, causes unease among his fellow students.

In French with English subtitles

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO L’ATELIER

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO L’ATELIER

GUARDIAN REVIEW –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/22/latelier-review-laurent-cantet-writing-workshop-cannes-2017

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