Brazilian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 – out on dvd

Romeu & RomeuROMEU & 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.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

 

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Pablo Larraín collection issued on dvd

Pablo LarraínPABLO LARRAÍN: THE COLLECTION (18) CHILE £38.99
Features – Fuga (2006), Tony Manero (2008) El Club (2015), Neruda (2016),
Santiago ’73/Post Mortem.

EL CLUB/THE CLUB (18) 2015 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Set in a small coastal town, four old Catholic priests live in exile under the watchful eye of a nun, Sister Monica serving time repenting an array of indecent acts from child abuse to abducting children. The arrival of a fifth disgraced priest disrupts the idyllic retreat.

FUGA (15) 2006 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Eliseo Montalbán is a Chilean composer committed to a asylum, where he scrawls his unfinished composition on the walls. When Argentine music student Ricardo discovers the composition he passes it off as his own. Years later, after Montalbán has left the mental hospital, Coppa tracks him down to apologise for plagiarising his symphony.

NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
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. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

TONY MANERO (18) 2008 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Gritty crime drama set in late 1970s Chile during the early years of the harsh dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

SANTIAGO ’73/POST MORTEM (15) 2010 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Set in 1973 during the last days of the rule of soon-to-be-overthrown President Salvador Allende. Alfredo Castro stars as Mario, a solitary morgue employee whose obsession with his next-door neighbour, cabaret dancer Nancy Puelma, unfolds against the backdrop of a nation on the verge of political and economic collapse.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Argentinian film – MARIPOSA – out on dvd

MariposaMARIPOSA (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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Brazilian mystery thriller – ATRAVÉS DA SOMBRA/THROUGH THE SHADOW – out on dvd

Through the ShadowATRAVÉS 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.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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Spanish film – UIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE – out on dvd

Take Me for a RideUIO: 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.

However, when photos of the pair together are published on the Internet their new relationship comes under strain leaving them with some difficult choices to make.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Brazilian movie – AQUARIUS – out on dvd and Blu Ray

AquariusAQUARIUS (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.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO AQUARIUS

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Interviews: Kleber Mendonca Filho (Director), Ian Haydn Smith (Critic)

Making Of Documentary

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Pablo Larraín’s – NERUDA – released on dvd

NerudaNERUDA (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. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Guardian review –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/apr/06/neruda-pablo-larrain-biopic

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NERUDA

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO NERUDA

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Argentinian film – ESTEROS – issued on dvd

EsterosESTEROS (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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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Some European films due on dvd in the next few months

A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court. He wins the affections of the young Queen and becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
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.


FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
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.
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY PABST, GEORG W DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War. ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919, a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

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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

 

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AQA CINEMA TITLES FOR SPANISH

Set films from September 2016

EL BOLAEL BOLA (15) SPAIN 2001 MANAS, ACHERO £19.99

Goya awarding winning film about teenage friendship.

SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE WORKSHEET S

SPANISH LANGUAGE WORKSHEET

PaNs LabyrinthEL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO/PANS LABYRINTH (15) 2006 SPAIN TORO, GUILLERMO DEL £17.99

An adult fairy tale set in 1944 Spain, where both fantasy and reality are sinister and malevolent.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCREENPLAY

ENGLISH FILM NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE SCREENPLAY

SPANISH STUDY GUIDE

MARIA FULL OF GRACEMARIA LLENA ERES DE GRACIA/MARIA FULL OF GRACE (15) 2004 COLOMBIA MARSTON, JOSHUA £17.99

Thriller about a Colombia 17 years old who becomes involved in smuggling drugs to the USA. Level: AS, A2, Subject: Spanish

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY JACKY COLLINS AND ANN DAVIES

SPANISH AFFAIROCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS /SPANISH AFFAIR (15) 2014 SPAIN LAZARO, EMILIO MARTINEZ £19.99
A young man from Seville seeks to win the heart of a Basque girl in this hit Spanish comedy based on the culture clash between the north and south of Spain

SPANISH LANGUAGE ESSAY ON OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS

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VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99

After her death, a mother returns as a ghost, to fix a family situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE WRITTEN BY CARMEN HERRERO

In title in Spanish with English subtitles

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Alex Anwandter debut film – NUNCA VAS A ESTAR SOLO/YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE – out on dvd

youll-never-be-aloneNUNCA 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. Dance student Pablo is in a coma after the attack and his father Juan faced with getting over the ordeal whilst paying his mounting medical bills.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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Alejandro Jodorowsky’s – POESÍA SIN FIN/ENDLESS POETRY – available on dvd and Blu Ray

endless-poetryPOESÍA 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. Finally in the 1940s he finds himself ingratiating into Chile’s artistic scene at the bohemian Santiago Café Iris.

Trying to find his place in the world he befriends fellow poets including Enrique Lihn , Stella Díaz Varín and Nicanor Parra.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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Argentinian film – COMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE – out on dvd

bromanceCOMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE (15) 2016 ARGENTINA SANTA ANA, LUCAS £15.99

1996 and four teenage friends are on a champing 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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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