Henri-Georges Clouzot documentary – HENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO – issued on Blu Ray.

infernoHENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO (E) 2009 FRANCE BROMBERG,S/MEDREA, R BLU RAY ONLY £24.99
Documentary in which film archivist Serge Bromberg tells the story of an unfinished film by French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot: ‘L’Enfer’ starring Romy Schneider.

In French with English subtitles

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French film – UNE VIE/A WOMAN’S LIFE – out on dvd and Blu Ray

A Womans LifeUNE VIE/A WOMAN’S LIFE (12) 2016 FRANCE BRIZÉ, STÉPHANE DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
A powerful adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s first novel ‘Une vie’.

Convent educated young woman, Jeanne, returns home full of childish dreams and innocence. However on her marriage to Viscount Julien de Lamare, her childish illusions are stripped away as she finds her husband to be a miserly and adulterous partner, in this timeless story of love, betrayal and anguish set in the repressive patriarchal world of early 19th century Normandy.

In French with English subtitles

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO UNE VIE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO UNE VIE

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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH. SOME US, UK AND FRENCH FILMS TO WATCH ON DVD

 

US AND BRITISH FILMS

12 YEARS A SLAVE (15) 2013 MCQUEEN,STEVE DVD – £10.99 BLU RAY – £12.99
Award-winning historical drama of Solomon Northup, an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
A UNITED KINGDOM (12) 2016  ASANTE, AMMA   £13.99
  David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this romantic drama based on the true story of an African prince who fell in love with a white British woman in the 1940s and the prejudice and hate they encountered.
AMERICAN VIOLET (12) 2008 DISNEY, TIM £15.99
Based on a true story of innocent African-American single mother Dee Roberts who is arrested on drug charges but with the help of a American Civil Liberties Union lawyer clears her name.
AMISTAD (15) 1997 SPIELBERG, STEVEN £19.99
Based on actual events. In 1839, a group of fifty-three African slaves held on the ship ‘Amistad’ revolt and kill the crew, demanding to be returned to Africa. The helmsman misleads them, taking them to America, where the Africans are put on trial.
ANTWONE FISHER (15) 2004 WASHINGTON, DENZEL £17.99
Based on the memoirs of Antwone Fisher, a young African American sailor who has to confront his past in order to deal with his anger.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (12) 2012  ZEITLIN, BENH   £15.99
  Academy Award-nominated fantasy drama about a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), who  struggles to survive in  a poverty-stricken  swamp area not protected by  New Orleans levee system. When a colossal storm threatens she and her sick father take to the water in a makeshift boat fashioned from the back of an old pickup truck.
BELLE (12A) 2014 UK   ASANTE, AMMA  DVD – £10.99    BLU RAY – £12.99
 Period drama inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray. Dido is an African woman who is sent to be in England to live on the estate of  Lord Mansfield.  Here she quickly realises that her ethnicity is problematic in this upper class society.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1966 SENEGAL  SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH  £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl’ (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers. Upon arrival in France, her  relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid. The short ‘Sarret’ (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
THE BUTLER (12) 2013 DANIELS, LEE . DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
The film tells the story of the black butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker)’s who worked for 34-years as head butler at the White House.
CARMEN JONES (U) 1954 USA PREMINGER, OTTO £19.99
Modern remake of Bizet opera set in an all-black army camp, where civilian parachute maker Carmen Jones is in love with Joe, who’s engaged to sweet Cindy Lou and about to go into pilot training for the Korean War.
CHI-RAQ (15) 2016 USA LEE, SPIKE   £14.99
  Spike Lee directs this satirical musical drama based on the classical Greek comedy ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes but set among gangs in present day Chicago.
COLOR PURPLE (15) 1985 SPIELBERG, STEVEN £12.99 
Adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, which spans 40 years in the life of a poor black woman who endures years of abuse from her father and her husband.
DANCING ON THE EDGE (15) 2012 £19.99
Steven Poliakoff writes this five-part drama set in London in the 1930s following the rise and fall of a black jazz band.
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (12) 2014  SIMIEN, JUSTIN £17.99 
  Satirical comedy set at the  prestigious and predominantly white Winchester University, black student  Sam (Tessa Thompson) tries to shake up her school’s student body and confront its widespread racial disparity with her campus radio show ‘Dear White People’.
THE DEFIANT ONES (U) 1958 KRAMER, STANLEY £15.99
In America’s Deep South two convicts, one black (Sidney Poitier), one white (Tony Curtis), escape from a chain gang and go on the run stillhandcuffed together. Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American to be nominated as best actor for his acting in the film.
DETROIT (15) 2017    BIGELOW, KATHRYN  DVD – £12.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
 Set during the 1967 Detroit riot, where a heavy handed police raid on an unlicensed bar, frequented by African-American, leads to  widespread violence across the city.
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (15) 2002 UK FREAR, STEPHEN £15.99
Highly educated Nigerian, Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) can only find work low paid work in London. He shares a room with another illegal immigrant Senay (Audrey Tatou). They both live in fear of being caught.
DO THE RIGHT THING (18) 1989 LEE, SPIKE £9.99 
Spike Lee’s study of racial tensions takes place on the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York.
DRIVING MISS DAISY (U) 1989 BERESFORD, BRUCE £12.99
Set in the Deep South of the 1950s and 60s, the film touches on racism and prejudice but mainly focuses on the developing  relationship between the wealthy Jewish woman and her black chauffeur, who she initially ignores, then accepts and finally befriends.
FENCES (12) 2016  WASHINGTON, DENZEL £19.99
 Drama adapted from August Wilson’s play about a working-class African-American former baseball player struggling to come to terms with events which led him to take up a job as a waste collector in 1950s Pittsburgh.
FLAME IN THE STREETS (PG) 1961 UK BAKER, ROY WARD £12.99
Hard-hitting melodrama about racial tensions in early 1960s England
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK (15) 1995  JULIEN, ISAAC  £15.99
   Film about Afro-French psychiatrist Frantz Fanon (Colin Salmon) was heavily involved in anti-colonial movements throughout his life; in his native Martinique, Algeria and throughout the world as he grew increasingly frustrated with the oppression of black people.
FRUITVALE STATION (15) 2013 COOGLER, RYAN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Docudrama that reconstructs the final day in the life of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black Oakland resident who was shot in the back by a white officer. The incident sparked outrage and debate about police brutality and civil justice.
THE GREAT DEBATERS (12) 2007 WASHINGTON, DENZEL £19.99
Denzel Washington stars as the maverick college professor who inspires a student debate team against the backdrop of racial segregation in the 1930s American South.
GUERRILLA (15) 2016 UK   £24.99
  Six-part miniseries starring Idris Elba and Freida Pinto which chronicles the British Black Power movements of the 1970s.
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (PG) USA 1967 KRAMER, STANLEY £12.99
A crusading publisher and his wife struggle to come to terms with their daughters choice of fiancée, a distinguished black doctor. The mother accepts her daughter’s decision, but her father is shocked by this interracial union.
THE HELP (12) 2011 USA TAYLOR, TATE DVD DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett and set in racist Jackson, Mississippi,in 1964. Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college and decides to write a book after interviewing black women who have spent their lives working as maids to prominent southern families.
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (12) 1967 USA JEWISON, NORMAN £9.99
Rod Steiger plays a small-town Mississippi sheriff who is forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia (Sidney Poitier). The pair at first find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds each learns to respect the other’s talents.
INVICTUS (12) 2009 USA EASTWOOD, CLINT DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £26.99
In an effort to help unite his racially and economically divided country newly-elected Nelson Mandela joins forces with the captain of the South Africa’s rugby team to use the universal language of sport to unite the country.
KILLER OF SHEEP (12) USA 1977 BURNETT, CHARLES £15.99
Examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.
LOVING (15) 2016 NICHOLS,  JEFF £19.99
 1950s historical drama about an interracial couple who defy state laws to marry in 1950s Virginia.
MALCOLM X (15) 1992 USA LEE, SPIKE £12.99
Film about the life of the controversial black leader Malcolm X.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (12A) 2013 CHADWICK, JUSTIN £19.99
 Idris Elba stars as Mandela in this biopic .
MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA (15) 2008 LEE SPIKE £14.99
Based on James McBride novel about the all-black 92nd Division Buffalo Soldiers who served in Europe from 1944 to the end of the War.
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (18) 1988 PARKER, LANA £9.99
A fictionalised version of the events surrounding the Ku Klux Klan’s murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964.
MOONLIGHT (15) 2016  JENKINS, BARRY   £15.99
  Set in a rough Miami neighbourhood, the film chronicles, from early life to young adulthood, the life of poor African-American Chiron.   Chiron is a small withdrawn boy who is bullied at school and who falls under the wings of  drug dealer Juan.  Juan tries to help Chiron  not to accept his lot in life.
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (12) 1959   WISE, ROBERT £19.99
 Crime drama starring Harry Belafonte, as black gambler Johnny who takes part in a bank raid with racist ex-con Earl (Robert Ryan)
PARIS BLUES (12) 1961 RITT, MARTIN DUAL FORMAT ED. £19.99 
  Set in Paris two jazz musicians  (played Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier), live for music, but  their carefree idyll is disturbed when two American tourists enter their lives.
PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA(E) 5-DISC DVD SET – £49.99  5-DISC BLU-RAY SET – £69.99
 Extensive look at the  the landmarks of early African-American cinema,  with this newly restored  collection of features and shorts.
THE PROUD VALLEY (PG) 1940 UK  TENNYSON, PEN   £17.99
  Paul Robeson plays a African-American seaman who finds work down the mines  in a small Welsh village.   When the mine closes he helps with the fight to reopening it time to serve the nation’s wartime needs.
RACE (PG) 2016  HOPKINS, STEPHEN     £12.99 
   Biopic of the African American athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) who  overcomes a number of challenges and broke down racial barriers before winning gold at the Nazi Olympics in Berlin in 1936.
RED TAILS (12) 2012 HEMINGWAY, ANTHONY £15.99
World War Two action adventure based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the squadron of African-American fighter pilots who overcame both American racism and the German Luftwaffe to prove their courage and skills in the air.
SAPPHIRE (PG) 1954 DEARDEN, BASIL £12.99
Graphic portrayal of ethnic tensions in 1950s London
SAVANNAH (12) 2013 HAYWOOD-CARTER, ANNETTE £15.99
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this historical drama based on the true story of freed slave Christmas Moultrie.
SELMA (12) 2014 DUVERNAY, AVA DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
Based on the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965 that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act, the film follows the story of James Bevel (Common), Hosea Williams (Wendell Pierce) and Martin Luther King Jr (Oyelowo) as they campaigned for their right to vote.
SHADOWS (PG) 1959 USA CASSAVETES, JOHN £19.99
Set in the jazzy, beatnik underground of 50s New York, a black woman (Lelia Goldoni) begins an affair with a white man, creating
family and racial tension. The film features a score by Charles Mingus and is widely considered to be a landmark in independent filmmaking.
SHAFT (15) 1971 PARKS, GORDON £12.99
Private detective John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is called in when the daughter of Harlem gangster is kidnapped. One of the first Blaxploitation film made for a black cinema audience.
SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG (18) 1971 PEEBLES, MELVIN VAN £19.99
Hustler Sweet Sweetback (Melvin Van Peebles) sees two cops beating up a black revolutionary. He takes revenge by killing the cops, but is then forced to go on the run.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (PG) 1962 USA MULLIGAN, ROBER £19.99 
Gregory Peck gives an Oscar winning performance as a lawyer defending a black man accused of assaulting a young white woman.
WITHOUT PITY (12) 1948 ITALY LATTUAD, ALBERTO £9.99
Co-written by Federico Fellini the film was deemed controversial upon its release for its love story between a black G.I and a local Italian girl.

YOUNG SOUL REBELS (18) 1991 UK ISAAC JULIEN £19.99
In the long hot summer of 1977, London prepared for the Silver Jubilee celebrations as social and sexual tensions in the community reach boiling point following the murder of a local black gay man.

FRENCH FILMS

BANDE DE FILLES/GIRLHOOD (15) 2014 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – 22.99
16-year-old Marieme suffers from abuse at home and unable to achieve the grades and only discovers a sense of identity befriends a gang of three girls.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1966 SENEGAL SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl’ (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers.
Upon arrival in France, her relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid.
The short ‘Sarret’ (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
LA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE BERTUCELLI, JULIE £15.99
Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles school as the non-French speaking immigrant children learn to read and write French fluently.
CHOCOLAT (12) 2016 FRANCE ZEM, ROSCHDY £19.99
Former slave Rafael Padilla becomes one of the most famous circus stars of the Belle Époque era in France. However, as the pressures of fame begin to take their toll, Padilla struggles with racial discrimination and a growing gambling addiction which threaten to ruin his career.
COUSCOUS (AKA: LA GRAINE ET LE MULET) (15) 2007 FRANCE KECHICHE, A. DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Warm and engrossing family drama set among the North African community in the Mediterranean port of Sète.
ENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £17.99
Absorbing Palme d’Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.
INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99
Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer.

Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.
SAMBA (15) 2014 FRANCE NAKACHE,O/TOLEDANO, E £15.99
Comedy drama about a Senegal immigrant held in a detention centre fighting his extradition.

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ÉRIC ROHMER COLLECTION out on Blu Ray

Éric Rohmer CollectionTHE ÉRIC ROHMER COLLECTION (15) FRANCE BLU RAY ONLY £109
Collection of films featuring – the Marquise of o (1976), Perceval, La Femme De L’aviateur/Aviators Wife, La Femme De L’aviateur/Aviators Wife (1981), Le Beau Marriage/A Good Marriage (1981), Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984), Le Rayon Vert/the Green Ray (1986), Pauline A La Plage/pauline At the Beach (1983), Le Rayon Vert/The Green Ray (1986), 4 Aventures De Reinette Et Mirabelle/four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle’ (1987), L’ami De Mon Amie/my Boyfriend’s Girlfriend (1987), and L’arbre, Le Maire Et La Médiathèque/the Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque’ (1993).

THE MARQUISE OF O (1976)
Based on a work Heinrich von Kleist about a beautiful widow who is captured and assaulted by Russian soldiers. Unconscious during the attack, she later discovers that she is pregnant, and her shame and embarrassment about the Aassualt gradually escalates into panic and desperation.

PERCEVAL (1978)
Film about the adventures of legendary knight of the Round Table, Sir Perceval.

LA FEMME DE L’AVIATEUR/AVIATORS WIFE (1981)
A young man finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him, in this comedy of errors.

LE BEAU MARRIAGE/A GOOD MARRIAGE (1981)
Sabine is determined to find a good husband in this witty and touching comedy

LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE/FULL MOON IN PARIS (1984)
Louise leads a double life, but who feels stifled by her live in love affair.

LE RAYON VERT/THE GREEN RAY (1986)
Charming, romantic comedy of young Parisienne woman on holiday.

PAULINE A LA PLAGE/PAULINE AT THE BEACH (1983)
Pauline, 15, is on holiday in Normandy and learns about life and love by watching the around make a hash of both.

LE RAYON VERT/THE GREEN RAY (1986)
Charming, romantic comedy of young Parisienne on holiday.

4 AVENTURES DE REINETTE ET MIRABELLE/FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE’ (1987)
Country girl, Reinette, and Parisienne Mirabelle find their lives interweave, from first meeting on holiday to sharing a Paris flat.

L’AMI DE MON AMIE/MY BOYFRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND (1987)
The film explores questions of fidelity and betrayal, delusion and deceit in modern youth with a light and compassionate touch.

L’ARBRE, LE MAIRE ET LA MÉDIATHÈQUE/THE TREE, THE MAYOR AND THE MEDIATHEQUE’ (1993)
A socialist mayor, in a small French town, uses his Paris contacts to get the money to build  cultural centre to put the town in the spotlight . However a local teachers apposes the plan as he wants to keep the rural idyll.

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Interviews: Bruno Ganz, André Dussollier, Claude-Jean Philippe, Caroline Champetier, Arielle Dombasle, Pascale Ogier, Marie Rivière, Joëlle Miquel, Éric Rohmer

Making Of Documentary

Other Documentary: ‘Nestor Almendros: Director of Photography’, ‘Effraction: Tchéky Karyo’, ‘ Changing Landscapes’

In French with English subtitles

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Blu Ray editon of – AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION – now available

Agnès Varda CollectionTHE AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION (18) FRANCE BLU-RAY ONLY £71.99
Collection of the following 8 Varda films-

LE BONHEUR (15) 1965 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
Agnes Varda directs this drama exploring the complex and devastating effects of an extra-marital affair.
CLEO 5 TO 7 (15) 1962 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
While waiting for the result of a medical test, French singer Cleo (Corinne Marchand) spends a couple of hours – shown in real time – wandering through the streets of Paris. Along the way she meets up with her lover and with her composers, visits her model friend Dorothee (Dorothee Blank), has a brief affair with a passing soldier, drinks coffee and buys a new hat with her maid before finally meeting up with her doctor to receive the diagnosis.
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
Documentary the lives of those who live ‘off the grid’ in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.
JACQUOT DE NANTES (PG) 1992 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
The childhood of director Jacques Demy is recreated by his widow, the filmmaker Agnes Varda.
LES PLAGES D’AGNÈS/BEACHES OF AGNES (18) 2008 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
Intimate and inventive autobiographical portrait in which Varda relates her own story by employing a range of filmic techniques, including the re-staging of dramatic events in her life, and the use of symbolic visual sets that combine to flesh out her thoughts and concepts, while at the same time giving an insight into her creative processes through the years.
LA POINTE COURTE (PG) 1955 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
This semi-documentary exploration of the complexities of a marital relationship marks the directorial debut of French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda.
SANS TOIT NI LOI/VAGABOND (15) 1985 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
‘Vagabond’ tells the story of the final few weeks of female drifter Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who feels incapable of participating in ordinary French society.
L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS/ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (15) 1977 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
In the early 1960s in Paris, two women become friends but loose touch. Over a decade later, they meet and tell each other what has happened to them in the intervening years.

In French with English subtitles

Special features:

Exclusive 100-page book

LA POINTE COURTE
Documentary short Du cote de la cote

CLEO FROM 5 TO 7
New Interview with Agnes Varda
Recorded exclusively for this release Memories and Anecdotes –
The Making of Cleo From 5 to 7 Madonna and Agnes speak about Cleo Cleo’s Time
Lapse Trajectory Subject of the Engaged Fiances on the Bridge Cariatides of Paris

LE BONHEUR
Agnes talks about Le Bonheur
Words about Le Bonheur
Le Bonheur: The People of Fontenay respond
Jean-Claude Drouot returns to Fontenay-aux-roses
The two women from Le Bonheur
Agnes and happiness: Fragments of a documentary

L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS
Documentary short Oncle Yanco
Plaisir d’Amour en Iran
Reponse de Femmes

VAGABOND
Notes and Commentaries
Music and Travels
Bonus film ‘Degrade vieille femme’

JACQUOT DE NANTES
Agnes V. raconte
Souvenirs de Nantes
Evocations et Vocations
Le Sabotier du Val de Loire: A Short film by Jacques Demy

THE GLEANERS & I
The Little Museum featurette
Homage to Zgougou the cat featurette
Two years later documentary

THE BEACHES OF AGNES
Daguerre Beach On
Trapeze Artists and Acrobats
Interview

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Early Brigitte Bardot – MANINA… LA FILLE SANS VOILE/MANINA, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER – out on Blu Ray

Manina.jpgMANINA… LA FILLE SANS VOILE/MANINA, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER (PG) 1952 FRANCE ROZIER , WILLY BLU RAY ONLY £11.99
25-year-old student from Paris falls under the spell of Manina (Brigitte Bardot), the beautiful 18-year-old lighthouse keeper’s daughter.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features
1080p presentation
Optional English subtitles
56 Rue Pigalle (88 mins) – Director Willy Rozier’s little-seen noir-melodrama
Footage of the infamous Rozier-Chalais duel, between director Willy Rozier and film critic François Chalais
Stills gallery containing rare photos of Bardot taken during the film’s production

DVD available to buy at –

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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s – LE MYSTÈRE PICASSO/MYSTERY OF PICASSO – issued on dvd and Blu Ray.

Mystery of PicassoLE MYSTÈRE PICASSO/MYSTERY OF PICASSO (E) 1956 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGE DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting using a transparent ‘canvas’ to provide an unobstructed view of Picasso at work.

In French with English subtitles

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Some French and German films to watch on Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2018


FRENCH DVDS

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG)   1987  FRANCE  MALLE, L.  £19.99 

Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film  probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the  Germans.
LE CHANT DES MARIÉES /THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE  ALBO, KARIN U    IN ARABIC & FRENCH  £15.99
Drama set during World War Two, following two women who try to maintain their friendship under difficult circumstances. Nour and Myriam, an Arab and a Jew who have been best pals since childhood, find their lives in turmoil as the Nazis gain control over Tunis
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969  OPHULS, MARCEL   £24.99
Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre  troupe  whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
ELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010  FRANCE  PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES    £17.99
A Jewish girl’s story opens wounds from France’s wartime past.  Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) restores his family’s apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block’s original Jewish owners, who were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Melusine Mayance), who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother.
LES HOMMES LIBRES/FREE MEN (12) 2011 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAEL £15.99
World War Two drama set in German-occupied Paris in 1942. Tahar Rahim stars as Younes, a young, unemployed, Algerian immigrant who is inspired to become a freedom fighter after forming an unexpected friendship with Jewish singer Salim Halali (Mahmud Shalaby).
A SECRET  (15) 2007  FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE    £19.99
Adaptation of Philippe Grimbert’s bestselling novel,  this film is a compelling account of a 15-year- old  boy who unearths a shocking family secret.Spanning half a century, the film’s multi-layered narrative revolves  around a Jewish family torn asunder  during the impending German occupation of France during World War II.
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE  OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
Biopic about the young  Jewish Tunisian boxer ‘Young’ Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and  sent to Auschwitz to serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.
GERMAN DVDS
AB HEUTE HEISST DU SARA/FROM NOW ON YOUR NAME IS SARA: GRIPS THEATRE BERLIN (E)   GERMANY    £19.99
The play, based on Inge Deutschkron’s book ‘Ich trug den gelben Stern’’  1933  eleven years old Inge who refuses to understand why all of a sudden she is not allowed to play on the street. In the years after that for Inge, being a Jew means not only humiliation, attacks and restrictions, but also never going dancing or to the cinema. It means growing up without having been young.
AUSCHWITZ (15) 2011 GERMANY    BOLL, UWE        £19.99
Uwe Boll writes and directs this brutal drama, interspersed with documentary footage, depicting the day-to-day workings of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR £15.99
  In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.
DIE FÄLSCHER/COUNTERFEITERS (15) GERMANY 2007 RUZOWITZKY, STEFAN £5.99
  True story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936 and using concentration camp labour to carry out the forgeries.
IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS/LABYRINTH OF LIES (12) 2014 GERMANY  RICCIARELLI,  GIULIO £19.99
Germany 1958: Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann finds himself on the case of Nazi war criminal Charles Schulz, but has no idea what really happened in Auschwitz.  However he is  shocked to find out that many of these death camp workers have returned to their normal lives and now populate the senior ranks of government.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
Warsaw in 1946 Nazi Auschwitz commandtall wife
er Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.

The interrogation is a  tense  dissection of the nature of those who were in charge of the extermination camps and their self-justification.
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa,  is sent to the Sargau mental institution.  Here he soon discovers  that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme.  Along with fellow patient Nandl,  Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
PHOENIX (12A) 2015 GERMANY   PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN   DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
On her liberation form a concentration camp, disfigured Jewish singer Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss) goes on a search for her husband Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld) who she thinks has betrayed her. The film looks at Post-war guilt and how to settle back in a country that persecuted and rejected you.
SOPHIE SCHOLL (PG) 2005 GERMANY ROTHEMUND, MARC DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Account of the last days of the White Rose resistance group members, Sophie and Hans Scholl.
DIE WELLE/THE WAVE (15) 2008  GERMANY   GANSEL, DENNIS    £17.99
Teacher attempts to engage his students in politics with a  controversial experiment to turn the classroom into a Nazi-style dictatorship. But what starts out as an innocent social experiment ends in tragedy when the roots of fascism begin to take hold.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

 

French crime series – – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Witnesses 2LES TÉMOINS/WITNESSES SEASON 2 (15) 2017 FRANCE DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
All eight episodes from the second season of the French crime drama. When 15 frozen dead bodies are found at a bus stop, Detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) is assigned to lead the investigation. With the victims all linked to the mysterious Catherine Keemer (Audrey Fleurot), Sandra does all she can to track her down, only to find that Catherine has lost her memory and has no recollection of anything that has happened.

LES TÉMOINS/WITNESSES (15) 2015 FRANCE DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY – £14.99
Young detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) takes charge of a case linked to retired police.

LES TÉMOINS/WITNESSES SEASON 1 & 2 (15) FRANCE DVD – £27.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
All episodes from the French crime series

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE COLLECTION out on Blu Ray

Jean-Pierre Melville CollectionJEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE COLLECTION (12) BLU RAY ONLY £65.99
Collection of six classic Jean-Pierre Melville films –
L’ARMEE DES OMBRES (12) 1969
Based on the Joseph Kessel novel the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film portrayals of the French Resistance.
BOB LE FLAMBEUR (PG) 1972
Gallic take on the American film noir and cop movies.
LE CERCLE ROUGE (PG) 1970
French take on the American gangster film with Alain Delon playing a master thief and Yves Montand an alcoholic ex-cop.
LE DOULOS (12) 1963
Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as police informer in tribute to the 1940s gangster film.
LEON MORIN, PRETRE (PG) 1961
This most commercially successful film from Jean-Pierre Melville, depicts a love affair between an atheist (Emmanuele Riva) and a priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) set against the backdrop of the French Occupation
UN FLIC (12) 1972
Deft thriller with Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Interviews: Volker Schlondorff (Assistant Director), Bernard Stora (Assistant Director), José Giovanni (Author), Florence Moncorgé-Gabin (Script Supervisor), Jean-François Delon (Assistant Director)

Other Documentary: ‘Master Class With Philippe Labro and Rémy Grumbach’, ‘Code Name Melville’, ‘L’armée des Ombres… le Dessous des Cartes’, ‘In the Mood for Melville’

DVD available to buy at –

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French biographical drama – GAUGUIN – available on dvd

GAUGUIMGAUGUIN (15) 2017 FRANCE DELUC,EDOUARD £19.99
Film about French artist Paul Gaugin, who in 1891 leaves his family behind and heads for Tahiti, where he wants to rediscover painting free from the moral, political, and aesthetic codes of civilized Europe.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO GAUGUIN

DVD available to buy at –

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French biographical drama – L’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY – available on dvd

OdysseyL’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY (PG) 2016 FRANCE £13.99
Film about adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau. Setting out to explore the oceans with his eldest son and wife, he leaves his younger son Philippe at a boarding school.

However, Cousteau’s life is turned upside down when Philippe is killed in a plane crash.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

French drama – Y’AURA T’IL DE LA NEIGE À NOËL?/WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? – issued on 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET

Will It Snow for ChristmasY’AURA T’IL DE LA NEIGE À NOËL?/WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? (12) 1997 FRANCE VEYSSET, SANDRINE 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET £19.99
Unsentimental film about a poor woman who lives on a farm in Southern France with her seven children. However the tyrannical and egotistic father of the children owns the farm and uses them as child labour. It is only the love of the woman for her children that allows them to endure their situation; but even for her, disenchantment has set in.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Bertrand Tavernier’s profile of French cinema – VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS -out on dvd

A Journey Through French CinemaVOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS/A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (15) 2016 FRANCE TAVERNIER, BERTRAND £18.99
Bertrand Tavernier profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history.

Featuring archive clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage, the film focuses on key figures such as Jacques Becker, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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French comedy – PROBLEMOS – issued on dvd

ProblemosPROBLEMOS (12) 2017 FRANCE JUDOR, ERIC £18.99
Comedy in which Jeanne and Victor stop off at their friends hippie community when a sudden pandemic strikes the world leaving them trapped there.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO PROBLEMOS

 

DVD available to buy at –

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