Brazilian movie – BOI NEON/NEON BULL – out on dvd & blu ray

Neon BullBOI NEON/NEON BULL (18) 2015 BRAZIL MASCARO, GABRIEL IN PORTUGUES DVD £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Director Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual, subversive film is set in the macho world of rodeo, where rodeo handler Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN DVD RELEASES 2017

 

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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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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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Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Language LGBT films on dvd

20 CENTÍMETROS/20 CENTIMETRES (18) 2005 SPAIN SALAZAR, RAMON £19.99
  Transvestite yearns to become a transsexual and dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she’s the star.
AMOR ETERNO/EVERLASTING LOVE (18) 2014 SPAIN  FORÉS, MARÇAL   £15.99
 Gay school language teacher  Carlos has a relationship with Toni, one of his teenage student.  However when Carlos  wants to end the relationship Toni is stricken with heartache and jealousy as the film takes a dark turn.
AUSENTE/ABSENT (15) 2011 ARGENTINA BERGER, MARCO £14.99
  Argentinean drama exploring the developing tension between a 16-year-old boy and the swimming instructor he has a crush on.
AYA ARCOS (18) 2014   BRAZIL MOLL,  MAXIMILIAN IN PORTUGUESE   £15.99
   Successful, middle-aged writer Edu (César Augusto) falls in love with a young male prostitute, Fabio (Daniel Passi).  Unable and unwilling to demand that stops being a prostitute, Edu attempts to block Fabio’s lifestyle and submit to his emotions.
EL CUARTO DE LEO/LEO’S ROOM (15) 2009 ARGENTINA BUCHICHIO, ENRIQUE £15.99  Touching and sensitive story of a young gay man coming to terms with his own sexuality.
CUATRO LUNAS/FOUR MOONS (18) 2014 SPAIN  TOVAR VELARDE,  SERGIO   £15.99   Collection of four stories  exploring love and acceptance between men as four different stages in the lunar cycle.
DISHOUNOURED BODIES – JUANMA CARRILLO SHORTS (18) 2012 SPAIN £15.99
     Collection of nine intriguing short films from Spain’s most exciting queer filmmaker.
DO LADO DE FORA/BOYS IN BRAZIL (E) 2014 BRAZIL   CARVALHO, ALEXANDRE IN PORTUGUESE £15.99 After a  homophobic attack  four friends vow to  reveal the truth about their sexuality within the following year. However, in this Brazilian comedy, they all  find it difficult to fulfil their promise.
ESCONDIDAS/HIDDEN AWAY (15) 2014 SPAIN  RUEDA, M.  £14.99
   Set in Bilbao, a 14-year-old Moroccan immigrant Ibrahim strikes up a friendship with local teenager Rafa who is fed up  of his classmates’ persistent attempts to get him a girlfriend. The pair find themselves having to suppress their desires as their burgeoning relationship clashes with the ideologies of those around them.
FERIADO/HOLIDAY (15) 20154 ECUADOR   ARAUJO, DIEGO £15.99
    Set during the collapse of Ecuador’s banking system of 1999,  16 year old Juan Pablo travels to a remote town  in  the Andes to visit his uncle who, with his family, is involved with the  banking scandal. Here Juan strikes up a fragile romance with Juano, a  heavy metal and motorcycles fan, and finds himself  in an honest, independent world separate from the corrupt of his family
FRESA Y CHOCOLATE/STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (18) 1993 CUBA GUTIERREZ ALEA, TOMAS £13.99  David (Vladimir Cruz) is an uptight macho communist student who meets Diego (Jorge Perugorría), an extravagant gay artist with an irreverent attitude to Castro. Appalled by Diego’s attitude, David decides that it is his duty to convert him, and a friendship is born.
FUERA DE CARTA/CHEF’S SPECIAL (15) 2008 SPAIN VELILLA,NACHO £15.99
  Comedy about a chef who is running a busy restaurant, being reunited with his estranged children , having a  blossoming gay romance and now the Michelin Guide food critic is coming to review his restaurant.
FUTURO BEACH (15) 2014 PORTUGAL AÏNOUZ,KARIM £15.99
  After failing to save a tourist from drowning at Futuro beach in Fortaleza, lifeguard Donato (Moura) moves from his home in Portugal to Berlin to pursue a new life with the victim’s friend Konrad (Schick).
HABITACIÓN EN ROMA/ROOM IN ROME (18) 2010 MEDEM, JULIO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY- £22.99 Julio Medem writes and directs this sensual drama about two lesbian women who meet in Rome and  decide to spend the night together in a hotel room.
HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO/THE WAY HE LOOKS (12) 2014 PORTUGAL RIBEIRO, DANIEL £14.99  Blind teenager Leonardo seeks independence from his overbearing parents and befriends Giovana, who looks out for him . Soon the two young men begin to realise they have more than just friendly feelings for one another.
JESS AND JAMES (18) 2015 ARGENTINA  GIRALT, SANTIAGO £15.99
  After hooking up with James (Nicolás Romeo), 23-year-old bohemian Jess (Martin Karich) sets out on a road trip across rural Argentina  to reunite with Jess’ estranged brother
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (15) 1985 BRAZIL BABENCO, HECTOR IN ENGLISH 
DVD –  £15.99   BLU RAY – £19.99  Gay Luis (William Hurt ) shares a prison cell political activist Valentin (Raul Julia) and they pass the time acting out scenes from films and Valentin reminisces on a past affair with a wealthy woman.
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN/BAD EDUCATION (15) 2004 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99  Semi-autobiographical melodrama follows the intertwining stories of two boys who fall in love at an abusive Catholic school. The film follows the lives of two boys growing up through the 70s and 80s, in pre and post-Franco Spain.
MAPA PARA CONVERSAR/A MAP FOR LOVE (15)  2012   CHILE    CONSTANZA,  FERNÁNDEZ    £14.99   Lesbian single mother Roberta (Moro Andrea) lives with her young son in Santiago and spends most of her time working or focusing on the raising of her child while being  romantically involved with  Javiera (Francisca Bernardi).
Roberta is determined that her mother meet Javiera so she arranges a boat trip for the three women to spend some time together, but through a number of heated confrontations she learns a lot about where she has come from and where she is perhaps destined to go…
MI ULTIMO ROUND/MY LAST ROUND (15) 2011 CHILE ARRIAGADA, JULIO JORQUERA £14.99 Retired boxer Octavio (Roberto Farías) is fighting a losing battle against time as his health has begun to deteriorate.When he meets Hugo (Héctor Morales), a young troubled man, they strike up a rapport that quickly turns into something neither of them expected.
LA NOCHE (18) 2016 ARGENTINA  CASTRO, EDUARDO  £15.99
  Set in Argentina’s capital after dusk, this explicit and controversial film is about a  middle-aged homosexual man who’s entire existence is seemingly devoted to sessions of drink, drugs and sex. The film offers a feel of the soulless monotony of life on the oppressed outskirts of society.
O HOMEM DO FUTURO/MAN FROM THE FUTURE (12) 2011 BRAZIL  TORRES, CLÁUDIO IN PORTUGUESE £12.99  Time-travelling comedy about a scientist  seizing the opportunity to travel back 20 years in time to a humiliating college party in an attempt to rewrite his future.
PLAN B (15) ARGENTINE 2009 BERGER, MARCO £15.99
  Set in Buenos Aires, this witty romantic comedy, confronts our expectations by testing the boundaries of gender and social demarcations. In so doing, the film invites us to explore contemporary ideas of freedom and desire, and to question what it means to play with love.
SPINNIN’ (15) 2007 SPAIN PASTRANA, EUSEBIO £15.99
  Set in 1990s Madrid, committed gay couple Garate and Omar want to have a child and approach their various female acquaintances to find the right surrogate mother for their potential offspring.
TATUAGEM/TATTOO (15) 2013 BRAZIL  LACERDA, HILTON IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
   Set Recife in 1978 with Brazil under the rule of a  military dictatorship,  Clécio Wanderley runs an anarchist theatrical group that practices political resistance through anarchy and mockery.  However Wanderley’s life changes when he falls in love with an 18 year old soldier.
TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA/I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY (18) 2015 MEXICO CORDÓN, JULIO HERNÁNDEZ 15.99  Teenage skateboarder from a middle-class Miguel and his lover fellow skater Johnny naively become involved in the illegal blood trade in Mexico City
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99  On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father,
a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child
VELOCIRAPTOR (18) 2014 SPAIN QUINTERO, CHUCHO E £15.99
  With the Earth facing an impending apocalypse, two young gay friends Álex (Pablo Mezz) and Diego (Carlos Hendrick Huber) wander around town conversing about their lives and differing sexualities in this exploration of what it means to be a young man, exploring male friendship and desire .
VIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND   BREATHNACH, PADDY   £19.99
  Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son’s lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?
WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF? (15) 2013 USA ALBELO, ANNA MARGARITA IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH £15.99 All-female romantic comedy about a struggling gay film-maker Anna who is suffering a midlife crisis. However on meeting feminist Katia, she tries to impress her by staging a remake of Edward Albee’s play ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’and casting Katia and her other friends in the play.

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New SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN dvd releases for 2016

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LOS 33 DE SAN JOSÉ/33 MINERS (12) 2010  CHILE  ANTONIO RECIO   £15.99
   Based on the true story of a team of miners trapped underground for 69 days after the collapse of an underground tunnel. 
600 MILLAS  (15) 2015   MEXICO  RIPSTEIN, GABRIEL    £15.99
 A law enforcement agent is captured by a drug smuggler and they embark on a  600-mile journey to the cartel headquarters, along the way bonding  and striking up a friendship.
A BUSCA/FATHER’S CHAIR (15) BRAZIL 2012 LUCIANO MOURA   IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Theo (Wagner Moura) perfect live changes overnight when his 15-year-old son Pedro goes missing. Theo drops everything and embarks on a  journey throughout Brazil to find him
EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE /EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (12A) 2015 COLOMBIA  GUERRA, CIRO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
    Spanning over 40 years the film starts in 1909 with Amazonian shaman Karamakate helping a German explore looking for a scared healing plant. Many years later an  American botanist arrives to enlist Karamakate help and finds him a broken man who has forgotten many of his peoples customs 
ARGENTINA (U) 2015 ARGENTINA    CARLOS SAURA   £19.99
 This documentary explores the rich culture of Argentina through traditional music and dance.
AS 1001 NOITES/ARABIAN NIGHTS (15) 2015 PORTUGAL   GOMES, MIGUEL IN PORTUGUESE £33.99
   Re invention of  the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ stories and sets them in modern-day Portugal. There are three films to the series –  Volume 1 – El Inquieto/The Restless One, Volume 2 – O Desolado/The Desolate One and Volume 3 – O Encantado/The Enchanted One.
ASMODEXIA (15) 2014 SPAIN  CARRETÉ, MARC   £12.99
    Exorcist Eloy (Lluís Marco) and his granddaughter (Clàudia Pons)  travel around Barcelona performing exorcisms to rid vulnerable people of the  Evil One in this horror movie
ASALTO AL CINE/CINEMA HOLD UP (15) 2011 MEXICO  GÓMEZ CONCHEIRO, IRIA £12.99
Four teenagers growing up on the streets Mexico City plan a rob a cinema, however this lead to conflicts in the group
AYA ARCOS (18) 2014   BRAZIL MOLL,  MAXIMILIAN IN PORTUGUESE   £15.99
   Successful, middle-aged writer Edu (César Augusto) falls in love with a young male prostitute, Fabio (Daniel Passi).  Unable and unwilling to demand that stops being a prostitute, Edu attempts to block Fabio’s lifestyle and submit to his emotions.
EL BOTÓN DE NÁCAR/PEARL BUTTON (12) 2015 CHILE GUZMÁN, PATRICIO £15.99 
 With film of the  long beautiful coastline of Chile, the director tells the story Chile’s terrible history of repression, from the country’s most ancient inhabitants, The Water People,  to more recent memories of the  disappeared Chileans during Pinochet’s brutal regime.
EL CAMINO DEL VINO/THE WAYS OF WINE (12) 2010 ARGENTINA  CARRERAS, NICOLÁS £12.99
A famous wine taster begins discovering that he’s completely losing his pallet, forcing him to search for the
reasons that might be causing such an unfortunate change to happen to him.
LA CARA DEL DIABLO /FACE OF THE DEVIL (15) 2014 PERU  PÉREZ-GARLAND, FRANK    £15.99
  Seven backpackers travel to the Peruvian Amazon where  the Tunche – a primeval spirit  – rules in this horror movie.
CAVALO DINHEIRO/HORSE MONEY (12A) 2014 PORTUGAL  COSTA, PEDRO £12.99
Follow up to the Fontainhas trilogy (a Lisbon slum)  60-year old Ventura  returns to the long gone slum and
wanders an abandoned asylum populated by the ghosts of his, and his country’s past.
CESAR CHAVEZ (12) 2014 MEXICO LUNA, DIEGO   £12.99
 Biographical drama based on the life and achievements of Mexican American civil rights activist and labour movement leader Cesar Chavez. 
EL CLAN/THE CLAN (15) 2015 ARGENTINA TRAPERO,  PABLO DVD – £15.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
 Based on real events and set in an affluent suburb of Buenos Aires in the early-80s, a seemingly normal family makes its living off kidnapping and murder. 
EL CLUB/THE CLUB (18) 2015 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO 
   DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £14.99  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. 
THE COLONY (15) 2015  GALLENBERGER,  FLORIAN  (5060262854389) £17.99   
   Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl star in this historical drama set in Santiago in 1973, during military coup to overthrow President Salvador Allende.  (Can be played in Spanish or English)
CUATRO LUNAS/FOUR MOONS (18) 2014 SPAIN  TOVAR VELARDE,  SERGIO   £15.99
   Collection of four stories  exploring love and acceptance between men as four different stages in the lunar cycle. 
DESIERTO (15) 2016  MEXICO CUARÓN, JONÁS   £12.99
 A  group of Mexican migrant workers make  the dangerous crossing into the USA as they go in search of a better life by. However, they are quickly spotted by a psychotic American vigilante who takes it upon himself to hunt them across the desert with his rifle.
FERIADO/HOLIDAY (15) 20154 ECUADOR   ARAUJO, DIEGO £15.99
    Set during the collapse of Ecuador’s banking system of 1999,  16 year old Juan Pablo travels to a remote town in  the Andes to visit his uncle who, with his family, is involved with the  banking scandal. Here Juan strikes up a fragile romance with Juano, a  heavy metal and motorcycles fan, and finds himself  in an honest, independent world separate from the corrupt of his family.
FUGA (15) 2006 CHILE  LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
   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.
GUERNICA (15) 2016  SERRA, KOLDO IN ENGLISH £19.99
 War drama telling the story of a town that was relentlessly bombed during the Spanish Civil War.
GÜEROS (15) 2014 MEXICO  RUIZPALACIOS, ALONSO   £15.99
    Black-and-white Mexican road movie about two dysfunctional brothers and an ex girlfriend going insearch of their  hero,  a  Mexican rock’n’roll pioneer named Epigmeneo Cruz.
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.
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (15) 1985 BRAZIL BABENCO, HECTOR IN ENGLISH DVD –  £15.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
Gay Luis (William Hurt ) shares a prison cell political activist Valentin (Raul Julia) and they pass the time acting out scenes from films and Valentin reminisces on a past affair with a wealthy woman.
LUNA DE MIEL/HONEYMOON (15) 2015 MEXICO  COHEN, DIEGO £12.99
  Mexican horror in which lonely and obsessive doctor Jorge Toledo  abducts his neighbour Isabel and locks her in his basement. 
MA MA (12) 2015 SPAIN  MEDEM, JULIO £19.99
  When unemployed teacher and single mother Magda  is diagnosed with breast cancer, she begins to doubt everything around her.  However hhen she discovers that she is pregnant Magda realises that she has something to live for and changes her ways to ensure she is around to see her daughter grow up.
MESSI (E) 2014 SPAIN  IGLESIA,   ÁLEX DE LA   £14.99
  Álex de la Iglesia directs this documentary about the life and career of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi.
NARCO CULTURA (E) 2013   MEXICO     SCHWARZ, SHAUL    £15.99
   Documentary about the Mexican drug war in Ciudad Juárez and how those involved are portrayed in popular culture, including within the rising subgenre of narcocorrido music.
LA NOCHE (18) 2016 ARGENTINA  CASTRO, EDUARDO  £15.99
  Set in Argentina’s capital after dusk, this explicit and controversial film is about a  middle-aged homosexual man who’s entire existence is seemingly devoted to sessions of drink, drugs and sex. The film offers a feel of the soulless monotony of life on the oppressed outskirts of society.
O DIABO MORA AQUI/FOSTERING (15) 2015 BRAZIL  GASPARINI, R | DANTE D IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Brazilian horror set in a  remote farmhouse in the Brazilian countryside.
RIO, EU TE AMO (15) 2014 BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Anthology of ten short films about seeking and finding love in Rio de Janeiro.
STELLA CADENTE (18) 2013 SPAIN    MIÑARRO’ LLUÍS IN CATALAN £12.99
    Catalan historical drama about the insecure monarch Amadeo I as he attempts to establish himself as the King of Spain in the early 1870s.
TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA/I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY (18) 2015 MEXICO CORDÓN,  JULIO HERNÁNDEZ 15.99
 Teenage lovers Miguel and Johnny become involved in the illegal blood trade in Mexico City 
TOTS ELS CAMINS DE DÉU /THE WAYS OF MAN (18) SPAIN  FERRATÉ, GEMMA IN CATALAN  £15.99
   Last three days in the life of a contemporary Judas, who wanders into a forest trying to overcome his guilt for betraying his friend and to repent to his sins.  Here he meets  a mysterious young man who helps confront his feelings and understand his guilt. 
TRUMAN (15) 2015 SPAIN GAY, CESC £19.99
 Award winning comedy-drama about terminally ill Julián, who is helped by his friend Tomás  in his efforts to put his affairs in order and find a home for his faithful boxer, Truman, before he dies.
TUDO QUE APRENDEMOS JUNTOS/VIOLIN TEACHER (15) 2015 BRAZIL  MACHADO, SÉRGIO   £19.99
  Gifted violinist Laerte finds himself teaching music lessons in a rough  school after failing his audition for the São Paulo State Symphony. His new vocation proves challenging but Laerte gradually begins to connect to his students
LA VIDA PRECOZ Y BREVE DE SABINA RIVAS/ PRECOCIOUS & BRIEF LIFE OF SABINA RIVAS (15) 2012    MEXICO MANDOKI, LUIS   £12.99
   Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas (Greisy Mena) leaves her  small town dreaming  of becoming a famous singer in the USA. However first she must navigate through Mexico’s seedy underworld to reach her goal
VIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND   BREATHNACH, PADDY   £19.99
  Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son’s lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?

 

Miguel Gomes film – AS 1001 NOITES/ARABIAN NIGHTS – out on dvd

ARABIAN NIGHTSAS 1001 NOITES/ARABIAN NIGHTS (15) 2015 PORTUGAL GOMES, MIGUEL 3 DVDS £33.99
Re invention of the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ stories and sets them in modern-day Portugal. There are three films to the series – Volume 1 – El Inquieto/The Restless One, Volume 2 – O Desolado/The Desolate One and Volume 3 – O Encantado/The Enchanted One.

VOLUME 1 – EL INQUIETO/THE RESTLESS ONE – Miguel Gomes playing himself brooding over the destruction of Portuguese industry as a result of economic sanctions and austerity in 2013. His wife, the Arabian Queen Scheherazade, tries to comfort him and save herself by telling him a new story each night.

VOLUME 2 – O DESOLADO/THE DESOLATE ONE – focuses on the impact of austerity Portuguese society. Scheherazade tells her stories each night to save her own life, while a wanted murderer becomes a hero for rallying against an incompetent local government.

VOLUME 3 – O ENCANTADO/THE ENCHANTED ONE – Scheherazade escapes the palace to explore the seaside, where the film explores the working-class sport of chaffinch singing.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

ENGLISH PRESSKIT TO ARABIAN NIGHTS

ENGLISH NOTES TO ARABIAN NIGHTS

Film links –

Download Photo set (Jpegs)

Download Photo set (tiffs)

Download Hi-res jpeg of Quad Poster

Trailer on Vimeo (can be downloaded)

Trailer on Youtube

Interviews with Miguel Gomes in Cinemascope, in Film Comment and in Twitchfilm

Interviews with Miguel Gomes in  Hammer to Nail

Read a conversation between Miguel Gomes and Tania Cypriano in Bomb Magazine

Miguel Gomes explains how he wrote the film in Indiewire

All 3 filmed Q&A’s with Miguel Gomes from the New York Film Festival

The Close-up: Miguel Gomes talks – sound file

Music credits with links (where possible)

The Palm Dog is awarded to Lucky

Arabian Nights official website

Arabian Nights Twitter account

Also available on dvd by Miguel Gomes

TabuTABU (15) 2012 PORTUGAL        GOMES, MIGUEL        £15.99
Romantic drama, which pays homage to the silent films of F.W. Murnau and Robert J. Flaherty.

Also features two short films by Miguel Gomes: Thirty-One Means Trouble (2002, 27 min.) and A Christmas Inventory (2000, 25 min.)

Download pressbook

Watch clips of Tabu on vimeo

Watch the press conference in Berlin following the screening of Tabu in competition

Watch an interview with Amy Taubin and press conference following the screening of Tabu at the New York Film Festival

Watch an interview with Miguel Gomes conducted in Berlin by Radio Eins

Read an interview with Miguel Gomes on his film The Face You Deserve by Mark Peranson in Film Comment

O Som e a Furia
(production company) – more clips etc

Download photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5

Poster – hi-res jpeg

DVD AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM

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Pedro Costa’s film CAVALO DINHEIRO/HORSE MONEY out on dvd

HORSE MONEYCAVALO DINHEIRO/HORSE MONEY (12A) 2014 PORTUGAL COSTA, PEDRO £12.99
Follow up to the Fontainhas trilogy (a Lisbon slum) 60-year old Ventura returns to the long gone slum and wanders an abandoned asylum populated by the ghosts of his, and his country’s past.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

 

 

Other films on dvd by Pedro Costa

CASA DE LAVA (15) 1994 PORTUGAL COSTA, PEDRO £12.99
Nurse Mariana (Ines de Medeiros) is unhappy with her current life in Lisbon and so agrees to take Leao (Isaach De Bankole), an injured immigrant worker, back to his home in Cape Verde. While there, Mariana is disturbed by the austere environment and some of the residents, giving her reason to reconsider the life she left behind.

JUVENTUDE EM MARCHA/COLOSSAL YOUTH(15) 2006 PORTUGAL COSTA, PEDRO £19.99
Expressionistic docudrama chronicling the relocation of the inhabitants of a Lisbon slum to a new development on the outskirts of the city.

O SANGUE/BLOOD (15) 2009 PORTUGAL COSTA, PEDRO £12.99
Moody and enigmatic drama about the relationship between two young brothers living in a squat on the outskirts of Lisbon.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

Brazil shorts collection – RIO, EU TE AMO – available on dvd

Rio, Eu Te AmoRIO, EU TE AMO (15) 2014 BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
Anthology of ten short films about seeking and finding love in Rio de Janeiro. Each short depicts a romantic encounter in a different part of this diverse city and the films weave together to tell the stories of various people living, working in the city..

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

 

Brazilian film – AYA ARCOS – released on dvd

Aya ArcosAYA ARCOS (18) 2014 BRAZIL MOLL, MAXIMILIAN £15.99
Successful, middle-aged writer Edu (César Augusto) falls in love with a young male prostitute, Fabio (Daniel Passi). Unable and unwilling to demand that stops being a prostitute, Edu attempts to block Fabio’s lifestyle and submit to his emotions.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

Brazilian film – A BUSCA/FATHER’S CHAIR – issued on dvd

Fathers ChairA BUSCA/FATHER’S CHAIR (15) BRAZIL 2012 LUCIANO MOURA IN PORTUGUESE £12.99

Theo (Wagner Moura) perfect live changes overnight when his 15-year-old son Pedro goes missing. Theo drops everything and embarks on a journey throughout Brazil to find him

In Portuguese with English subtitles

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

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

Ecuadorian film – FERIADO/HOLIDAY – out on dvd

HolidayFERIADO/HOLIDAY (15) 20154 ECUADOR ARAUJO, DIEGO £15.99

Set during the collapse of Ecuador’s banking system of 1999, 16 year old Juan Pablo travels to a remote town in the Andes to visit his uncle who, with his family, is involved with the banking scandal. Here Juan strikes up a fragile romance with Juano, a heavy metal and motorcycles fan, and finds himself in an honest, independent world separate from the corrupt of his family

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Brazilian film – QUE HORAS ELA VOLTA?/SECOND MOTHER – available on dvd

Second MotherQUE HORAS ELA VOLTA?/SECOND MOTHER (15) 2015 MUYLAERT, ANNA BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE £17.99
Val leaves her daughter Jéssica behind to work in São Paulo as a housemaid for a wealthy family. 10 years later, her now confident 19-year-old daughter, has applied to university in
São Paulo and comes to live with her mother.

Jéssica soon makes herself at home in her mother’s employers house, challenging the class barriers that exist within the house.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

 

DVD available at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd#TOC-BRAZILIAN-DVDS

Brazilian movie – TATUAGEM/TATTOO – issued on dvd

TattooTATUAGEM/TATTOO (15) 2013 BRAZIL  LACERDA, HILTON £15.99
Set Recife in 1978 with Brazil under the rule of a military dictatorship, Clécio Wanderley runs an anarchist theatrical group that practices political resistance through anarchy and mockery. However Wanderley’s life changes when he falls in love with an 18 year old soldier.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

Review – http://www.tinymixtapes.com/film/tattoo

 

 

DVD available at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd#TOC-BRAZILIAN-DVDS