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

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

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

In Spanish with English subtitles

TEACHER_S RESOURCES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO

ENGLISH PRESS NOTES TO EL OLIVO

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

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

In Spanish with English subtitles

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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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Delicious camp Spanish comedy – DE CHICA EN CHICA/GIRL GETS GIRL – out on dvd

girl gets girl.jpgDE 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, where a party is in full swing. Now is the time for Inés to face up to her past mistakes, like leaving her pregnant girlfriend Verónica at the altar.

A film full of camp surprises, lusty backstabbing and the vibrancy of a Almodóvar film.
In Spanish with English subtitles

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO DE CHICA EN CHICA

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Spanish prison drama – VIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 – released on dvd

Locked UpVIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 (15) 2014 SPAIN £34.99
All eleven episodes from the Spanish drama set in a women’s prison. In prison, Macarena finds it hard to adjust to life with her fellow inmates, including the facility’s most dangerous criminal Zulema (Najwa Nimri), but quickly realises she must try her best to adapt and learn to navigate the prison’s various power structures if she is to survive her time behind bars.
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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Pedro Almodóvar’s films re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

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.
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
Lots of pleasurable bits and pieces but it hasn’t the coherence of his best films.
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.
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.
¿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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Argentinian horror film – EL DÍA TRAJO LA OSCURIDAD/DARKNESS BY DAY – issued on dvd

darkness-by-dayEL 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.

This well paced film, which for the first 50 minutes, is set in the icy calm of a remote part of Patagonia. Phone lines go dead and strange things happen at night.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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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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Victor Erice’s – EL SUR – issued on dual format dvd/blu-ray edition

el-surEL 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 remains fascinated with the south of Spain where her mysterious father Agustín used to live.

As she grows into a teenager, Estrella tries to learn more about her father and discover why his homeland holds so much intrigue for them both.

Victor Erice’s delicate and mysterious film reveals his abiding fascination with memory and loss, missed opportunities and the links between private dreams and political realities.

Special features:

Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition

Haunted Memory: The Cinema of Victor Erice(Adrian Martin, Christina ÁvarezLópez, 2016, 13 mins): a video essay celebrating the great Spanish director

Victor Ericeinterviewed by Geoff Andrew (2003, 83 mins, audio only)

Theatrical re-release trailer

Fully illustrated booklet featuring essays by Geoff Andrew and Mar Diestro-Dópidoand full film credits

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Pedro Almodóvar’s – JULIETA – released on dvd and Blu Ray

julietaJULIETA (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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS NOTES

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS NOTES

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/28/julieta-review-pedro-almodovar-five-star-kermode

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Carlos Saura’s – ARGENTINA – released on dvd

argentinaARGENTINA (U) 2015 ARGENTINA CARLOS SAURA £19.99
This documentary explores the rich culture of Argentina through traditional music and dance. Combining dance sequences with popular folk songs, the film features performances and contributions by a number of renowned Latin American artists such as Pedro Aznar, Juan Falú and Marian Farías Gómez.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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Mexican film – TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA/I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY – out on dvd

i-promise-you-anarchyTE 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

In Spanish with English subtitles

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