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NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES 2017
AQUARIUS (18) 2016 BRAZIL FILHO, KLEBER MENDONCA IN PORTUGUESE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
65-year-old retired music critic, Clara, lives in the Aquarius apartment building in Recife. When she refuses to sell her apartment to property developers, the developer harass Clara and she in turn hardens her stance and takes matters into her own hands.
ATRAVÉS DA SOMBRA/THROUGH THE SHADOW (15) 2015 BRAZIL LIMA JR. ,WALTER IN PORTUGUESE £10.99
Thriller set in 1930s Brazil based on Henry James’ s classic mystery novel “The Turn of the Screw. Laura is hired as a tutor for two orphaned children living on a coffee farm, however Laura begins to feel that the children are under the evil influences of hostile spirits.
COMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE (15) 2016 ARGENTINA SANTA ANA, LUCAS £15.99
1996 and four teenage friends are on a camping trip in a remote part of Argentina. Juli, the only girl in the group, notices that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider ‘normal’. A trip that began as a simple fun getaway now forces the them all to confront their sexuality.
DE CHICA EN CHICA/GIRL GETS GIRL (18) 2015 SPAIN SEBASTIÁN, SONIA £15.99
Delicious camp comedy telenovela based on the successful online Spanish TV series. After living for nine years in Miami, Inés return home to Madrid and turns up at her ex Verónica’s house and faces up to her past mistakes, like leaving her pregnant girlfriend Verónica at the altar.
EL DÍA TRAJO LA OSCURIDAD/DARKNESS BY DAY (15) 2013 ARGENTINA DE SALVO, MARTIN £12.99
Horror film set in a Argentinian village plagued by an outbreak of rabies.
EL SUR (PG) 1983 SPAIN ERICE, VICTOR DUAL DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
Based on Adelaida García Morales’s short story about eight-year-old Estrella who lives in northern, post-war Spain, but is fascinated with the south of Spain where her mysterious father Agustín used to live.
ENTRE TINIEBLAS/DARK HABITS (15) 1983 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Pedro Almodovar’s deadpan comedy set in a convent.
ESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.
LA FLOR DE MI SECRETO/FLOWER OF MY SECRET (15) 1995 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
A mixture of melodrama and comedy.
JULIETA (15) 2016 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £27.99
Told over 30 years and based on Alice Munro’s short stories ‘Chance’, ‘Soon’ and ‘Silence. Recently bereaved, 55 year old teacher, Julieta, writes a long letter to her estranged daughter Antía, explaining the secrets she has kept from her and then sets out to mend their fractured relationship.
KIKA (18) 1994 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Kika, a make-up artist is involved in a web of intrigue.
LABERINTO DE PASIONES /LABYRINTH OF PASSION (18) 1982 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Overlapping stories of Sexilia the pop star, Riza the gay son of an emperor and a whole host of eccentric characters.
LA LEY DEL DESEO/LAW OF DESIRE (18) 1987 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Outrageous tale of lust, passion and jealously.
MARIPOSA (15) 2015 ARGENTINA BERGER, MARCO £12.99
Taking the theory of the butterfly effect, that the tiniest flap of a butterfly’s wings can effect events, the film hinges on a decision which is then shown in
two parallel storylines. Leading to vastly different romantic and erotic consequences.
MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS/WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (15) 1988 SPAIN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
A highly stylised and frantic comedy.
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems.
NUNCA VAS A ESTAR SOLO/YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE (15) CHILE 2016 ANWANDTER, ALEX £15.99
Film by the directorial debut of electropo star Alex Anwandter, which depicts the days before and after a homophobic hate crime.
EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION £17.99
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.
OUTLAWS (15) 2012 WRIGHT, DEAN CAN BE PLAYED IN SPANISH £15.99
Set in the Cristero War fought between 1926 and 1929 when Mexican President Plutarco Elías Calles introduces a number of anti-Catholic measures and the western Mexican states rebel against this secularist, anti-Catholic, and anticlerical policies .
PABLO LARRAÍN: THE COLLECTION (18) CHILE £38.99
Features – Fuga (2006), Tony Manero (2008) El Club (2015), Neruda (2016),Santiago ’73/Post Mortem.
EL PASTOR/THE SHEPHERD (15) 2006 SPAIN BURLEY, JONATHAN CENZUAL £15.99
A psychological drama and a parable of corporate greed, in which middle-aged shepherd refused to sell his land to a property developer, much to the annoyance of this neighbours.
POESÍA SIN FIN/ENDLESS POETRY (15) 2016 CHILE JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Autobiographical drama which follows Jodorowsky from his teenage years and his desire to become a poet despite the objections of his oppressive father.
¿QUÉ HE HECHO YO PARA MERECER ESTO!!/WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? (18) 1984 SPAIN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Bizarre but liberating comic exploration of a woman in modern Spain.
RETOUR À ITHAQUE/RETURN TO ITHACA (15) 2014 SPAIN CANTET, LAURENT £12.99
Amadeo has writer’s block, so after 16 years of exile, he return to Havana and is reunited with his friends. The friends share the stories of how their lives have unfolding, they sing, laugh, dance together and reminisce about their youth and dreams for their future.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15) 2016 BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99
Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families, who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
SÉ QUIÉN ERES 1/I KNOW WHO YOU ARE: SEASON 1 (15) 2017 SPAIN £24.99
16 part series in which prestigious lawyer Juan is injured in a serious car accident, with subsequent memory loss. However, when traces of blood belonging to Juan’s missing niece are discovered in the wreckage, the police begin to suspect Juan could be responsible for her murder.
TAEKWONDO (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.
UN TANGO MÁS/OUR LAST TANGO (15) 2015 ARGENTINA KRAL, GERMAN £15.99
German Kral’s documentary tells the story of legendary tango dancers María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes. The couple met as teenagers and went on to dance the tango together for almost 50 years.
UIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE (15) 2016 ECUADOR RUEDA, MICAELA £15.99
Teenager Sara is in her final year of high school but has never managed to fit in with her classmates and remains an outsider to most of her peers, but that all changes when she meets Andrea. They instantly bond which quickly escalates into a passionate romance.
VAMPIR CUADECUC (E) 1971 SPAIN PORTABELLA, PERE IN CATALAN DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Experimental documentary that follows the shooting of Jesús Franco’s ‘Count Dracula’ (1970) starring Christopher Lee, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the production process accompanied by a soundtrack from Catalan artist and musician Carles Santos
VIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 (15) 2014 SPAIN £34.99
All eleven episodes from the Spanish drama set in a women’s prison.
ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA/ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (PG) 2013 SPAIN SANTOS, OSKAR £19.99
Adventure comedy adapted from the comic by José Escobar Saliente. Twins Zipi and Zape are punished for their bad behaviour and sent to a summer boarding school.
Fed up of their new surroundings, the twins join forces with friends Filo and Micro to form a resistance group called the Marble Gang and vow to fight back against their ruthless headmaster.
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