Award winning German comedy – TONI ERDMANN – issued on Dvd and Blu Ray

Toni ErdmannTONI ERDMANN (15) 2016 GERMANY ADE, MAREN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Award winning comedy, in which divorced music teacher Winfried tries to reconnect with his career-driven daughter Ines. To do this Winfried integrates himself into Ines work circle and takes on the alter ego of the practical joker ‘Toni Erdmann’ as a way of cheering her up.

Ines is initially mortified by her father’s actions, the pair’s mutual disdain for each other’s behaviour begins to show signs of healing their fractured relationship.

TONI ERDMANN GERMAN FILM NOTES

TONI ERDMANN SCREENPLAY ENGLISH

TONI ERDMANN ENGLISH PRESS NOTES

TONI ERDMANN FRENCH PRESS NOTES

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Final installment – LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3 – released on dvd

spin 3LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3 (15) FRANCE 2016 £19.99
Third and final series in which the race for the presidency enters its final stretch, Simon witnesses an assassination which threatens to throw the contest into chaos.

Series 3 episodes are:

Death On the Air’, ‘Woman in the Shadows’, ‘Tabloid Politics’, ‘Manipulations’, ‘Betrayals’ and ‘Game Over’.

In French with English subtitles

SpinLES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 1 AND 2 (15) FRANCE 2016 £29.99
French political drama about a former spin doctor helping a candidate beating Prime Minister in the upcoming presidential election.
Series 1 episodes are:

‘L’Attentat’,’La Candidate’,’La Conquête Du Centre’, ‘Le Témoin’, ‘Le Ralliement’ and ‘Trahisons’.

Series 2 episodes are:

‘L’Accident’, ‘La Guerre Des Nerfs’, ‘Otages’, ‘La Cuillère Du Diable’, ‘Chantage’ and ‘L’Exercice Du Pouvoir’

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

German war movie 1941 – ROMMEL – now available on dvd

RommelROMMEL (TBA) GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI £15.99
Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on the French coastline. Rommel prdicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with him and Rommel’s place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the Führer.
In German with English subtitles
DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Czech war movie -1941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK – now available on dvd

19411941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK (15) CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA 2008 MARHOUL, VACLAV £9.99
Tense, unsentimental WWII drama in which two Czech recruits find themselves in North Africa helping out the allies.

But on their arrival, the realities of war soon begin to sink in, and, as the German barrage of the British lines intensifies, the lack of supplies begins to affect the men’s strength and morale.

In Czech and Slovak with English subtiles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Now available as a limited edition Blu Ray Box set , – ANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION

TarkovskyANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION (15) BLU RAY ONLY £109
This limited Blu Ray features the following films –

DISC 1
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962 RUSSIA
Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two
Russian and German with English subtitles
Running time: 94 mins
Black and white
1.33:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 2
ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, which charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev.
Russian, Italian and Tatar with English subtitles
Running time: 178 mins
Black and white
2.35:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 3
SOLARIS (PG) 1972
Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris. The planet seems to bring to life physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes.
Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 166 mins
Black and white/ colour
2.35:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 4
MIRROR (U) 1973 RUSSIA
This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as reflections on the Russian people and their history.
Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 105 mins
Black and white/ colour
1.37:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 5
STALKER(PG) 1979 RUSSIA
Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s depiction of a world gone mystically awry.
Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 162 mins
Black and white/colour
1.33:1
LPCM Dual mono

DISC 6
NOSTALGIA (15) 1983 ITALY
At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh.
Russian and Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 125 mins
Black and white/ colour
1.66:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 7
THE SACRIFICE (12) 1986 SWEDEN
An isolated Swedish island Alexander (Erland Josephson), his wife, their children, her lover and various eccentric friends gather around a radio when nuclear war is announced. Alexander attempts to strike a deal with God and is willing to sacrifice everything, including his six-year-old son, in order to avert the war and mankind’s annihilation.
English, Swedish and French with English subtitles
Running time: 148 mins
Audio commentary
Colour
1.66:1
LPCM mono

DISC 8
SPECIAL FEATURES
Andrei Tarkovsky Metaphysical Dream Zone introductions and Selected
scene commentary with Film Psychoanalyst Mary Wild.
THE COLLECTION ALSO INCLUDES:

• 177-page book

• Ivan’s Childhood: Interviews with composer Vyaaheslav Ovchinnikov, cinematographer Vadim Usov and actor Evgeniy Zharikov

• Andrei Rublev: Making-of featurette; interview with actor Yuriy Nazarov

• Mirror: Interviews with screenwriter A. Misharin, composer Eduard Artemev and actor Oleg Yankovskiy; featurette

• Solaris: Interview with actor Natalia Bondarchuk; Donatas Banionis featurette

• Stalker: Interviews with cinematographer Aleksandr Knyazhinsky and set designer Rashit Safiullin

• Nostalgia: Interviews with co-writer Tonino Guerra and Marina Tarkovsky

• The Sacrifice: Video essay ‘Poetic Harmony’; audio commentary with author and translator Layla Alexander-Garrett and James King from Curzon Artificial Eye

• Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone: Selected scene commentary for all seven films by psychoanalyst Mary Wild

BLU RAY IS REGION CODE: B

Blu Ray set  available to buy at –

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Icíar Bollaín’s – EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE – now available as a dual format edition

Olive TreeEL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION £14.99
To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón, 20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.

Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots activist she hatches a plans to return the tree to its rightful home.

In Spanish with English subtitles

TEACHER_S RESOURCES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO

ENGLISH PRESS NOTES TO EL OLIVO

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO
Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/16/the-olive-tree-review-iciar-bollain-paul-laverty-captivating-spanish-drama

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

 

Even the RainTAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA/EVEN THE RAIN  (15) 2012  SPAIN     BOLLAÍN, ICIAR        £14.99
Spanish actress, writer and director Icíar Bollaín directs this political docu-drama about an international film crew that 
arrives in rural Bolivia to make a film about Christopher Columbus. However, director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his crew find their project under threat when violent demonstrations break out locally against the corporate ownership of the area’s water rights. The film uses a dual storyline to draw parallels between issues of wealth, ownership and political power both 500 years ago, when Spain first conquered the New World, and today, when corporate giants use their money and power to ride roughshod over the rights of indigenous people.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

 

Cristian Mungiu’s – GRADUATION – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

GraduationGRADUATION (15) 2016 ROMANIA MUNGIU, CRISTIAN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Bright 18 year old student Eliza lives in a remote town in Transylvania. On the day before she is to sit her final exam to get a place at a prestigious British university, she is assaulted by a strange man near her school and loses her confidence. Her father, a doctor, must go against his principles and call in all the favours to help is daughter pass her exam.

In Romanian with English subtitles.
Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/19/graduation-review-cristian-mungiu-romania-cannes-2016

Other dvds by Cristian Mungiu

4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS (PG) ROMANIA 2007 MUNGU, CRISTIAN    £19.99
 Award winning drama set in the last years of Communist-era Romania.

BEYOND THE HILLS (12A) 2012  ROMANIAN   MUNGIU, CRISTIAN
DVD – £15.99        BLU RAY – £19.99
Dark Romanian drama following two young women at odds with their past.

In Romanian with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at

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Georgian film – THE PRESIDENT – released on dvd

PresidentTHE PRESIDENT (15) GEORGIA 2014 MAKHMALBAF, MOHSEN (5055159278812) £15.99
In this dark satire the people overthrown the despotic president of an unnamed country. Accompanied by his recently orphaned grandson, the president then travels the country disguises as a street musician in an attempt to avoid capture but who begins to learn about the people he oppressed.

In Georgian with English subtitles

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/aug/10/the-presidents-mohsen-makhmalbaf-theres-a-little-shah-in-all-of-us

DVDs available to buy at –

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NEW DOCUMENTARIES RELEASES ON DVD FOR MAY 2017

THE BATTLE OF YPRES – THE PATHE COLLECTION (E) 1925 ( 5013929668454) £10.99
Documentary, originally made in 1925, that re-enacts the major elements of the Battle of Ypres using the original trenches. All four battles are covered, and for the first time the film features a soundtrack constructed from recordings of the period. Also featured are two short films: ‘Ypres – The Shell Shattered City of Flanders’ (1916) and ‘Remembrance Day, Ypres 1922’.
CAMERAPERSON (15) 2016 JOHNSON, KIRSTEN £15.99
Kirsten Johnson directs this reflective documentary which showcases her career in film-making and cinematography. She has made films as diverse as
examination of Jacques Derrida’s philosophy, Osama bin Laden driver, Edward Snowden’s revelations, post-war Bosnia Herzegovina, abortion laws in the United States and hospitals in Nigeria.
CITIZEN JANE (TBA) 2016 TYRNAUER, MATT £15.99
Film of journalist and urban activist Jane Jacobs and her opposition of New York city planner Robert Moses who she saw as a destroyer of neighbourhoods and their communities.
DANCER (12) 2017 CANTOR, STEVEN £15.99
The story of Sergei Polunin, who became the youngest ever principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet at the age of 19
EAT THAT QUESTION (15) 2016 SCHÜTTE, THORSTEN £12.99
Documentary constructed entirely of archive footage of interviews and performances of Frank Zappa.
EAGLE HUNTRESS (E) 2016 BELL, OTTO £15.99
Daisy Ridley narrates this documentary which follows 13-year-old Kazakh girl Aisholpan as she looks to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her family.


FILM/NOTFILM (PG) 2015 LIPMAN, ROSS DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £23.99
Experimental documentary about the silent short ‘Film’ (1965), written by Samuel Beckett. The feature chronicles the making of Beckett’s only movie which left its star Buster Keaton confused and its writer deriding it as a failure.
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE £29.99
Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
HARRY BENSON – SHOOT FIRST (E) 2017 £12.99
Documentary about the Scottish photographer who made a name for himself after he accompanied The Beatles on their tour of America in 1964.
THE ROLLING STONES: OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ – A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA (12) 2016 £13.99
Film follows The Rolling Stones as they travel through South America as part of their 2016 tour finishing with a historic free concert in the Cuban capital of Havana..
TASKAFA: STORIES FROM THE STREET/ESTATE, A REVERIE (E) 2015 ZIMMERMAN, ANDREA LUKA £12.99
Narrated by John Berger, ‘Taskafa: Stories from the Street’ (2013) follows a resilient group of people from Istanbul as they take care of the stray street dogs which roam the city. In ‘Estate, a Reverie’ (2015) the defiant residents of Hackney in East London rally together as they continue to live in the boarded-up flats of their condemned housing estate in the last days before its scheduled demolition.
TONY ROBINSON’S COAST TO COAST: SERIES 1 (E) 2017 £19.99
Historical documentary series in which presenter Tony Robinson journeys from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, taking Wainwright’s ‘A Coast to Coast Walk’ as his guide.

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

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

 

 

Hungarian film – MY 20TH CENTURY – issued on dvd

My 20th CenturyMY 20TH CENTURY (15) 1989 ENYEDI, ILDIKÓ £12.99
Comedy drama about identical twin sisters Dóra and Lili who are adopted by two different families following the death of their mother. Years later Lili a revolutionary planing a assassination, meets Z who then also comes across the other estranged twin.

In Hungarian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Oscar winning Iranian film – THE SALESMAN – out of dvd and Blu Ray

salesmanTHE SALESMAN (12A) 2016 IRAN FARHADI, ASGHAR DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Asghar Farhadi returns with an Oscar-winning exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame.

The future looks promising for amateur actors Emad and Rana as they prepare for opening night on their production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’. However, when dangerous work on a neighbouring building forces the couple to leave their home and move into a new apartment, a case of mistaken identity sees a shocking and violent incident throw their lives into turmoil.

In Farsi with English subtitles

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO SALESMAN

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO SALESMAN

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO SALESMAN

 

DVD available to buy at

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French series – THE BUREAU: SEASON 2 – issued on dvd

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LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE BUREAU: SEASON 2 (15) 2016 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) has now been promoted to Deputy Director of the DGSE.

His mission: to take down a French jihadist who has recently become the top ISIS executioner.

 

bureauLE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE BUREAU: SEASON 1 (15) 2015 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
Box set of the first season of the French political drama. French intelligence officer Guillaume, is now back in Paris from Syria. He now needs to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-wife, adjust to life back at home, train an new recruit and work on the case of a missing undercover agent in Algeria.

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Argentinian film – TAEKWONDO – out on dvd

TTaekwondoAEKWONDO (18) 2016 ARGENTINA BERGER, M/FARINA, M
Fernando (Lucas Papa) invites a gym buddy German (Gabriel Epstein) to join a group of his male friends for a relaxing, summer getaway without their respective girlfriends. However German is infatuated with Fernando questions how long he can or should conceal his true self.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

French comedy based on comics by René Goscinny -LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY – issued on dvd

Nicolas On Holiday

LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY (PG) 2014 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £17.99
French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. On a summer seaside holiday with his parents and grandmother Nicolas quickly makes friends and new adventures

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH FILM NOTES TO LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS-NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY

 

DVD available from-

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

ALSO AVAILABLEON DVD

PETIT NICOLASPETIT NICOLAS (PG) 2009 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £15.99
Comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

DVD available from-

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

 

ALSO FILMS BY LAURENT TIRARD ON DVD

MOLIÈREMOLIÈRE (PG) 2007  FRANCE   TIRARD, LAURENT       £19.99
 Period drama brings to life the youth of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, who would later become known to the world as Moliere,  but at the age of 22 he was only a struggling actor.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

up-for-loveUN HOMME À LA HAUTEUR /UP FOR LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £19.99
Romantic comedy in which beautiful divorced lawyer, Diane, connects with Alexandre, a man she meets to retrieve her lost phone. They hit it off as soon as they meet and Diane is charmed by Alexandre, but he is not the man that Diane imagined for herself .

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH FILM NOTES TO UN HOMME À LA HAUTEUR

DVD available from-

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Vittorio De Sica Neo-Realist film -UMBERTO D – released on dvd

Umberto DUMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £19.99
Umberto, a lonely retired civil servant, manages to survive on his inadequate pension but is driven to the brink of suicide, only to realise that their would be no one to look after his dog if he took his life.

This Neo-Realist film was for years banned in Italy as it was seen as subversive and painted a negative picture of the country.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Some other De Sica films on dvd

bicycle-thievesLADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £15.99
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.

In Italian with English subtitles.

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two-womenLA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native village of Ciociaria. When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape.

In Italian with English subtitles.

my-voyage-to-italyIL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA/MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (12) 1999 £12.99
Martin Scorsese presents this documentary in which he discusses Italian films that have had an impact on him. The programme takes a look at films by Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Antonioni in the context of emotion, style, staging, technique, politics and cinematic influence.

In Italian with English subtitles.

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