Mexican film – SIEMPRE SÍ/ALWAYS SAY YES – released on dvd

Always Say YesSIEMPRE SÍ/ALWAYS SAY YES (18) 2018 ARGENTINA FUGUET, ALBERTO £12.99
Héctor, a gay man in Hermosillo, decides to move to the bright lights of Mexico City to posE naked for photography collective Feral, leaving behind his friends and his inhibitions.

In Spanish with English subtitle

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

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Iranian movie – 3 FACES – issued on dvd

3 FACES (15) 2018 IRAN PANAHI, JAFAR £15.99
An actress receives a video of a young girl in distress, pleading for help and claiming her conservative family is preventing her from realising her dream of studying at a prestigious drama school in Tehran.

The actress sets out to find the girl in an remote mountain village.

In Farsi with English subtitles

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/13/three-faces-review-jafar-panahis-latest-is-calm-modest-and-inscrutable

DVD available to buy at

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

Japanese Anime – MIRAI – released on dvd and Blu Ray

MiraiMIRAI (PG) 2018 JAPAN HOSODA, MAMORU DVD – £15.99 BLU-RAY – £17.99
Anime about four-year-old Kun, who finds a mysterious garden behind his house in which is located a portal that transports him back in time to when his mother was a child.

As Kun explores these time dimensions he is able to meet his sister as an adult and also his mother as a child.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Guardian Film Review –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/02/mirai-review-mamoru-hosoda

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

Chinese drama – ASH IS PUREST WHITE – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Ash Is Purest WhiteASH IS PUREST WHITE (15) 2018 CHINA  JIA, ZHANGKE/ZHANG-KE, JIA IN MANDARIN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
2001, gangster Bin girlfriend Qiao is sentenced to five years in jail. On her release she goes looking for Bin, who lives a peaceful life having turned his back on his criminal past, but will Qiao choose to join him?

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

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

 

Columbian drama – PÁJAROS DE VERANO /BIRDS OF PASSAGE – issued on dvd

Birds of PassagePÁJAROS DE VERANO /BIRDS OF PASSAGE (15) 2018 COLUMBIA GALLEGO, C/GUERRA, C £15.99
Set among the indigenous Wayuu people in the northern part of Colombia during the 1960s and 70s. Feared matriarch and head of the Wayuu Pushaina clan, Úrsula, controls the area’s drug trade. However when Rapayet enters the drug trade in the hope it will increase his chances to marry Úrsula’s daughter Zaida, war erupts between the clans.

In Wayuu and Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

Spanish thriller – TODOS LO SABEN /EVERYBODY KNOWS – issued on dvd

TODOS LO SABEN /EVERYBODY KNOWS (15) 2018 SPAIN FARHADI, ASGHAR £19.99
Penélope Cruz plays Laura, a mother who finds that her daughter has been abducted in their small town. Desperate to find her, she recruits her family and the community to help find in the search. However soon dark truths and hidden secrets begin to unravel forcing Laura to question who she can trust.

In Spanish with English subtitle

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

 

Swedish fantasy drama – BORDER- out on DVD.

BORDER(15) 2018 SWEDEN ABBASI, ALI £19.99
Based on the short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Customs officer Tina has the unique ability to smell guilt and shame. Recruited by the police to work on solving crime, she meets the mysterious disfigured Vore, who forces Tina
to question her past.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Argentinian movie – VERGEL – released on dvd

vergelVERGEL (18) ARGENTINA 2017 NIKLISON, KRIS £14.99
A woman is in mourning after the sudden death of her husbands.

 

While she is tangled up in the bureaucracy of the funeral preparations , she begins a begins a romantic relationship with her neighbour.

The film is an unashamedly erotic look at female queer sexuality viewed through the prism of emotional trauma.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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

French crime comedy – LE MONDE EST À TOI/THE WORLD IS YOURS – issued on dvd

World Is YoursLE MONDE EST À TOI/THE WORLD IS YOURS (15) 2018 FRANCE GAVRAS, ROMAIN £19.99
Small time drug dealer finds himself out of his depth in a major drug deal, in this crime comedy

Still living at home with his mum, Farès (Karim Leklou) thinks he’s finally found a better way to make a living when he negotiates a deal to sell ice lollies in North Africa. However, without enough money to fund his start-up, Farès is drawn into overseeing one last taking place in Spain, but his hopes for a smooth exchange don’t go according to plan as he quickly finds himself well out of his depth.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

Mexican film – LUCIÉRNAGAS /FIREFLIES – released on dvd

FirefliesLUCIÉRNAGAS /FIREFLIES (18) 2018 MEXICO KHOSHNOUDI, BANI £15.99
Ramin,  a gay refugees escaping homophobic Iran, arrives in Veracruz, Mexico.

After his failed attempt to get to Europe, Ramin, single-mindedly, steers his own course. This course might be shaped by the immigrant experience or conversely by the homophobic culture he came from.

In Spanish English and Persian with English subtitle

 

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

German horror movie – HEILSTÄTTEN/THE SANCTUARY- issued on dvd

SanctuaryHEILSTÄTTEN/THE SANCTUARY (15) 2018 GERMANY PATE, MICHAEL DAVID £12.99
Horror film in which a group YouTubers entered a creepy haunted hospital near Berlin to spend 24 hours filming.

The vloggers, hoping to get media attention by staying in the haunted sanatorium, soon realise the true nature of the danger they are in.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

 

Arnold Fanck’ classic 1920’s German film – DER HEILIGE BERG/HOLY MOUNTAIN – re-issued on Blu Ray

Holy MountainDER HEILIGE BERG/HOLY MOUNTAIN (U) 1926 GERMANY FANCK, ARNOLD BLU RAY £17.99 (Also includes a bonus disc with the documentary – WONDERFUL HORRIBLE LIFE OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL)

German silent film directed by Arnold Fanck and starring Leni Riefenstahl as a dancer named Diotima. Adventurer Karl  falls in love with Diotima and they get  married.

However, when Karl’s best friend Vigo also becomes infatuated by Diotima, jealous Karl  challenges Vigo to a dangerous race across the Alps that places both of their lives in danger.

WONDERFUL HORRIBLE LIFE OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL
Ray Muller’s documentary about Leni Riefenstahl.   At the age of 100  Leni Riefenstahl takes a journey through her past, which includes:

being admired by Adolf Hitler;

making the infamous documentary ‘Triumph of the Will’ about the Fuhrer;

making the documentary ‘Olympia’ about the 1936 Olympics  in Germany;

her career after the fall of Hitler;

her current underwater photography.

Riefenstahl is confronted by Muller as to why she became associated with Hitler and he goes on to examine why she is both hated and loved as a filmmaker.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

German TV series – DEUTSCHLAND 86- issued on dvd

Deutschland '86DEUTSCHLAND 86 (15) 2018 GERMANY £24.99
All ten episodes from the German television drama following on from events in ‘Deutschland ’83’.

Having been exiled for his actions three years prior, Martin Rauch attempts to lay low in Africa. Back home, however, his Aunt Lenora devises a plan to utilise Martin in her international money-making scheme and soon Martin is back in action and ready to save socialism.

In German with English subtitles

The episodes:
Tar Baby
Ommegang
Dragon Rouge
Le Cafard
Green Book
Tjello
El Dorado Canyon
Vula
Chickenfeed
Total Onslaught.

Also available

Deutschland 83DEUTSCHLAND 83 (15) 2015 GERMANY £24.99
German TV drama set in 1983 during the height of the Cold War, when a young East German, Martin Rauch, is reluctantly recruited as a spy and embedded into the West Germany army.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

Dutch film – GEWOON VRIENDEN/JUST FRIENDS – issued on dvd

Just Friends/JUST FRIENDS (15) 2018 NETHERLANDS SMIT, ELLEN £14.99
Light-hearted romance about two young men in love.

It’s been 10 years since the death of Joris’ father, but he still has not come to terms with the death.

However on meeting free-spirited Yad, romance blossoms, but both have issues with their mothers that threatens their relationship. ?

In Dutch with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/dutch-films

 

Brazilian drama – TINTA BRUTA – issued on dvd

TINTA BRUTA/HARD PAINT (18) 2018 BRAZIL MATZEMBACHER,F/REOLON, M IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
Set in Porto Allegre, young gay college dropout Pedro makes a living as a webcam performer who covers himself in neon paint.

However when Pedro finds out that another man is stealing his routine, he set out to tracks him down. On finding him the pair bond over their troubled pasts and form a double act that sparks a passionate relationship.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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