Syrian set Arabic film – BORDER – issued on dvd

BorderBORDER (12) 2013 SYRIA/ITALY CREMONINI, ALESSIO IN ARABIC £9.99
Independent Arabic-language drama, which cast first-time Syrian born actors Sara El Debuch and Dana Keilani, as two devout Muslims sister living in Syria and  who are forced to flee to Turkey with the aid of a friend.

In Arabic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

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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.

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

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com

 

 

Some recent English language dvd releases

A MONSTER CALLS (15) 2016  BAYONA,J.A.   £19.99
  Based on the bestselling fantasy novel by Siobhan Dowd and Patrick Ness. Conor, is beset by dreams since his mun fell ill.  However one night he wakes from his dreams to find a visitor at his window. The visitor is an ancient tree monster which helps Conor face his problems.
AMERICAN HONEY (15) 2016   ARNOLD, ANDREA £19.99
  Disillusioned teenager Star (Sasha Lane) meets charismatic salesman Jake (Shia LaBeouf), and joins him as they travel across America selling subscriptions and partying hard.
AMERICAN PASTORAL (15) 2016  MCGREGOR, EWAN £19.99
  Ewan McGregor directs and stars in this drama based on the novel by Philip Roth. The film charts the life of Jewish American businessman, and former standout athlete, Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov (McGregor) whose life begins to unravel during the social and political upheaval of the 1960s.
ARRIVAL (12) 2016  VILLENEUVE, DENIS DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
 A mysterious alien spaceship land on Earth and an American linguistics professor finds herself working with the army to decode the aliens’ communications.
BLACKBIRD (PG) 2013  CHAMBERS, JAMIE £15.99
 Young Scottish folk singer Ruadhan  becomes increasingly disillusioned with the modernisation of the small fishing village he’s always called home.
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.
ETHEL & ERNEST (PG) 216  MAINWOOD, ROGER £19.99
 Hand-drawn animation filmfollows four decades in the lives of an ordinary couple living in London.  Based on the autobiographical novel by Raymond Briggs.
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.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (15) 2016   TAYLOR, TATE £19.99
  Emily Blunt stars in this adaption of  Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller.
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.
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT (18) 2014  SAFDIE, BEN AND JOSHUA £15.99 
Powerful drama based on the unpublished memoir of actress Arielle Holmes about her life as a heroin addict living on the streets of New York.
HELL OR HIGH WATER (15) 2016   MACKENZIE, DAVID   £19.99
  Divorced father and his ex-con brother Tanner stage a string of carefully planned bank robberies in a desperate attempt to save their family’s West Texas farm from bank foreclosure. Ageing Texas Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) is assigned to investigate the crimes.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (12) 2016   WAITITI, TAIKA   £17.99  
Sam Neill and Julian Dennison star in this comedy drama based on Barry Crump’s novel ‘Wild Pork and Watercress’.
KING CHARLES III (12) 2017  GOOLD, RUPERT £19.99
  Adapted from Mike Bartlett’s play which stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Prince Charles becomes king following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
LA LA LAND (12) 2016   CHAZELLE, DAMIEN £19.99
 Romantic musical about a jazz musician (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) who are  down on their luck in Los Angeles.
LOVING (15) 2016 NICHOLS,  JEFF £19.99
  Historical drama about an interracial couple who defy state laws to marry in 1950s Virginia.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (15) 2016  LONERGAN,  KENNETH     £15.99
  After the sudden death of his brother, Lee (Ben Affleck)  reluctantly becomes the guardian of his brother’s teenage son Patrick and has to  grapple with this new role in already complicated life.
MOANA (PG) 2016     CLEMENTS, P./MUSKER, J.   £19.99
   Disney animated adventure about a fiery ocean demon which threatens Princess Moana’s peaceful island home.
MOONLIGHT (15) 2016  JENKINS, BARRY  DVD –  £15.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
  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.
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 2016   FORD , TOM   £19.99
 Thriller adapted from Austin Wright’s novel. Years after leaving her first husband, Susan Morrow  receives a letter asking her to read the manuscript of his first novel. Although worried that reading the book may unearth unpleasant memories long forgotten, Susan reluctantly begins to read.
PATERSON (15) 2016  JARMUSCH, JIM   £19.99
   New Jersey bus driver Paterson has a hidden talent for writing poetry. Following the same routine each day, Paterson uses his observations  as inspiration for his writing and is reluctant to publish his work as this might change his comfortable world.
SILENCE (15) 2016   SCORSESE, MARTIN   £15.99
  17th century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to spread their faith against the backdrop of  a Japanese government wishing to suppress any kind of western influences.  After the priests face persecution and witness the torture of their followers they question their own believes.
SIX PLAYS BY ALAN BENNETT: THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) £24.99
 Collection of six plays written by Alan Bennett and produced by Stephen Frears. The set consists of – ‘Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ (1978), ‘Doris and Doreen’ (1978), ‘The Old Crowd’ (1979), ‘One Fine Day’ (1979),  ‘Afternoon Off’ (1979) and ‘All Day On the Sands’ (1979).
SNOWDEN (15) 2016   STONE, OLIVER     £19.99
 Biographical thriller about the  whistleblower Edward Snowden
STOCKHOLM, MY LOVE (PG) 2016 UK   COUSINS, MARK  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £19.99 
  The film follows the footsteps of Alva Achebe, a Swedish architect fascinated by the way buildings influence lives but haunted by a tragic event from her past. Cousins and award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle filmed on the streets of the Swedish capital to create a visually stunning work about loss and rejuvenation, which marks the acting debut of acclaimed
SULLY – MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12) 2016 EASTWOOD, CLINT £19.99
    Tom Hanks stars as pilot’Sully’ in this true story of the pilot who successfully landed his passenger plane on the Hudson River.
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (PG) 2016  LOWTHORPE, PHILIPPA £19.99  
Family adventure adapted from Arthur Ransome’s classic novel set in the 1920s.
T2 TRAINSPOTTING (18) UK  BOYLE, DANNY £19.99
 Sequel to the critically acclaimed 1995 film starring Ewan McGregor.
THE WARSAW GHETTO (15) 2009     HARRISON, JOHN KENT   £12.99
   Based on the true story of German nurse and social worker Irena Sendler, who provides aid to Poles in German occupied Poland.
THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (15) 2016    £19.99
  Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Billy Howle and Kim Cattrall star in this BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s crime story.
WIENER-DOG (15) 2016  SOLONDZ, TODD   £15.99
  Comedy following a loveable Dachshund as it travels around the country, changing the lives of a number of very different owners along the way.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Marcel Ophuls – LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY – re-issued on dvd

Sorrow and the PityLE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969 OPHULS, MARCEL £19.99
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.

Originally made for French television in 1969, documenting the Nazi occupation of France from 1940 to 1944.

The film uses propagandist newsreels and footage of Maurice Chevalier singing for the German troops, personal interviews with French Resistance fighters, former German officers, government officials, spies, war veterans and ordinary citizens.

Focusing on the occupation of one small French industrial city, Clermont-Ferand, the film asks probing questions about the anti-Semitism and xenophobia prevalent in French society at the time.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1972.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Some other films French DVDs set during the occupation of France in World War Two

L’ARMEE DU CRIME/ARMY OF CRIME (15) 2009 FRANCE GUEDIGUIAN, ROBERT DVD – £15.99
French World War II drama chronicling the famous 1944 ‘Red Poster’ case, in which a group of foreign partisans defied French apathy to form their own resistance against the Nazi occupation.
L’ARMEE DES OMBRES/ARMY OF SHADOWS (12) 1969 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P. DVD – £17.99
Based on the Joseph Kessel novel the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film portrayals of the French Resistance.
LES AMOURS SECRÈTES (12) 2010 FRANCE PHELIZON, FRANCK £12.99
A Jewish man, reflects on the Second World War through his sister’s diary written in 1942 in Nazi-occupied France.
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.
BELLE ET SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE VANIER, NICOLAS £19.99
Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943. Based on the Cécile Aubry’s novel about a young boy who befriends a dog. The film is an odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past, a Resistance fighter searching for love and a German officer searching for forgiveness.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015 DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN £19.99
Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle.
LE CHANT DES MARIÉES /THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE ALBO, KARIN U IN ARABIC & FRENCH DVD – £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 DVD – £19.99
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 DVD – £15.99
Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre troupe whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
DIPLOMATIE/DIPLOMACY (12) 2014 FRANCE SCHLÖNDORFF, V. £19.99
World War Two in occupied Paris and Adolf Hitler’s has ordered the destruction of many of the city’s famous landmarks. Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling tries to stall the German action while waiting for the Allied forces to save the city.
ELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010 FRANCE PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES DVD – £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.
ENFANTS DU PARADIS (PG) 1945 FRANCE B/W CARNE, MARCEL DVD – £19.99
Marcel Carne’s greatest work was made in German-occupied France during the 2nd World War. The story intertwines the fates of four men who love one woman in 1820s Paris. The central figure of the film, Garance, has also been likened to a symbol of a liberated France, a woman who will never be dominated.
LA FILLE DU PUISATIER/THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (PG) 2011 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL DVD – £19.99
Based on the Marcel Pagnol novel set in Provence during the First World War
INDIGÈNES/DAYS OF GLORY (12) 2006 FRANCE BOUCHAREB, R. DVD – £19.99
This award-winning film shows WWII through the eyes of four North African soldiers fighting for the French army during the German occupation.
LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (PG) 1966 FRANCE OURY, GERARD DVD – £15.99
French wartime comedy farce.
LAISSEZ PASSER (12) 2002 FRANCE BERTRAND TAVERNIER DVD – £19.99
Acclaimed true-life tale of French Resistance sympathisers working in the movies during World War Two.
LUCIE AUBRAC (15) 1997 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE DVD – £19.99
A beautiful romance in the Second World War, based on a true story, about a
woman trying to rescue her husband, a betrayed resistance member from prison. Only available in the Claude Berri DVD Collection (Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Germinal and Lucie Aubrac).
RÉSISTANCE : THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) 2015 FRANCE £24.99
Six-part French drama series set in Paris in 1940. 17-year-old Lili Franchet (Pauline Burlet) and her young friends band together to oppose the Nazi occupation by producing and distributing the underground ‘Resistance’ newspaper and freeing captive soldiers.
A SECRET (15) 2007 FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE DVD – £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.
LE SILENCE DE LA MER (PG) 1949 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P.
DVD – £19.99
Melville’s debut film is an adaptation of the novella by French resistance author Vercors, which was clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France in WWII
UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S’EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W BRESSON, ROBERT DVD – £19.99
Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II
UN HÉROS TRÈS DISCRET/SELF MADE HERO (15) 1996 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Comedy-drama set in the winter of 1944.
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.

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

DVD available to buy at –

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

Czech war movie -1941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK – now available on dvd

19411941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK (15) CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA 2008 MARHOUL, VACLAV £9.99
Tense, unsentimental WWII drama in which two Czech recruits find themselves in North Africa helping out the allies.

But on their arrival, the realities of war soon begin to sink in, and, as the German barrage of the British lines intensifies, the lack of supplies begins to affect the men’s strength and morale.

In Czech and Slovak with English subtiles

DVDs available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

 

Hungarian film – MY 20TH CENTURY – issued on dvd

My 20th CenturyMY 20TH CENTURY (15) 1989 ENYEDI, ILDIKÓ £12.99
Comedy drama about identical twin sisters Dóra and Lili who are adopted by two different families following the death of their mother. Years later Lili a revolutionary planing a assassination, meets Z who then also comes across the other estranged twin.

In Hungarian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

 

EDEXCEL CINEMA TITLES FOR FRENCH

 

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTSAU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £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. NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD AT PRESENT.  AWAITING RE-ISSUE.

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FILM VOCABULARY

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS ACTIVITÉS DE VOCABULAIRE

VIEWING QUESTIONS FOR AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

VOCABULARY, INFORMATION & QUESTIONS ON THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, AND QUESTIONS & EXERCISES BASED ON THE SCENARIO

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS VOCABULARY QUESTIONS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH TO HELP PREPARE FOR ASSESSMENTS

ChorusLES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
Set in 1949, a music teacher is hired as supervisor in a strict boarding school for troubled children and changes their lives through music.

Level: AS, A2 Subjects: Drama, French, Music

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO LES CHORISTES

Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

STUDENT PACK

TEACHERS’ PACK

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

TASKS FOR STUDENTS

LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
The year is 1942, and Paris is occupied by German forces. Jewish theatre owner Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent) has handed over the control of his theatre to his actress wife Marion (Catherine Deneuve) while he hides out in the cellar, hoping to avoid capture by the Nazis. During rehearsals for the next production, the presence of a womanising actor (Gerard Depardieu) and a Nazi-sympathising journalist cause many difficulties for Marion.

Eventually, she is forced to decide between her loyalty to her husband and her love for her countrymen, and acts out her solution in the production she has been rehearsing.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

Two Days, One NightDEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT/TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT 2014 FRANCE  DARDENNE L & JP   DVD – £19.99   BLU RAY – £23.99

When Sandra returns to work after a leave of absence she is horrified to discover that her colleagues have  opted to take a bonus at the expense of her job. As she tries to process the information she has just two days

and one night to convince them they have made a mistake.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ClassENTRE 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.

Level: AS, A2, Dip 1, Dip 2, Dip 3, Subjects: GCSE Citizen

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT CANTET AND FRANÇOIS BÉGAUDEAU

ONLINE RESOURCE COVERING – CHARACTER & IDENTITY DEBATE & CONFLICT, EDUCATION & FILM STUDIES –

STUDY GUIDE TO THE FILM

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

La HaineLA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.

Level: AS, A2, KS4 , Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE FOR STUDENTS OF AS/A2 FRENCH

UntouchableINTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99 Quadriplegic rich aristocrat is cared for by young Senegalese émigré. 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.

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

400 blowsLES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/400 BLOWS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD – £15.99    BLU RAY – £19.99
Francois Truffaut’s semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home, Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

400 blows FILM GUIDE Blows

400 BLOWS FRENCH FILM GUIDE 400 coups

FILM GUIDE IN FRENCH WRITTEN BY ALICE MENNESSON

FRENCH CNC GUIDE TO LES 400 COUPS

A Very Long EngagementUN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANÇAILLES/VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (15) 2004 FRANCE JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
As World War I draws to an end, Mathilde has received word that her fiancé Manech is wounded and lost in no-mans-land. She goes out to find him.

FRENCH TEACHING MATERIALS

FRENCH TEACHING WORKSHEET

LA VIE EN ROSELA VIE EN ROSE (12) 2007 FRANCE DAHAN, OLIVIER £19.99
A big screen treatment for one of France’s most revered singers, Edith Piaf.

FRENCH LANGUAGE GUIDE

 

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

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Kiju Yoshida box seet released on dvd

Kiju YoshidaKIJU YOSHIDA: LOVE AND ANARCHISM (15) 1973 JAPAN YOSHIDA, YOSHISHIGE DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £54.99
Collection of three works from the late sixties and early seventies, a loose trilogy united by their radical politics.

EROS + MASSACRE (1969) tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist. Eros + Massacre are presented in both its 169-minute theatrical version and the full-length 220-minute director’s cut.
HEROIC PURGATORY (1970) presents a bleak but dreamlike investigation into the political discourses taking place in early seventies Japan.

COUP D’ÉTAT(1973) is a biopic of Ikki Kita, the right-wing extremist who sought to overthrow the government in 1936. Yoshida considered the film to be the culmination of his work and retired from feature filmmaking following its completion.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Limited Edition Blu-ray collection (3,000 copies)

New high definition digital transfers supervised by Kiju Yoshida

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations for all films

Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio on all films

New translated English subtitles on all films

Yoshida …or: The Explosion of the Story – a 30-minute documentary on Eros + Massacre with contributions from Yoshida and film critics Mathieu Capel and Jean Douchet

Introductions to Heroic Purgatory and Coup d’etat by Yoshida

Newly-filmed discussions of Eros + Massacre, Heroic Purgatory and Coup d’etat by David Desser, author of Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave, recorded exclusively for this release

Scene-select commentaries by David Desser on all three films

Heroic Purgatory theatrical trailer

Coup d’etat theatrical trailer

Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm

Illustrated 80-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the films by David Desser, Isolde Standish (author of Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s) and Dick Stegewerns (author of Kiju Yoshida: 50 Years of Avant-Garde Filmmaking in Post-War Japan)

DETAILS:

Region: ABC/Free

Duration: 220/169/110/118 mins

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 & 1.33.1

Audio: 1.0 Mono

Discs: 7

In Japanese with English subtitles.

 

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Czech World War Two drama – BUTCHER OF PRAGUE – out on dvd

Butcher of PragueBUTCHER OF PRAGUE (15) 2001 CZECH REPUBLIC NIKOLAEV, PETR £14.99
On June 10, 1942, over 300 people, many of whom are children, where massacred in the Czech village of Lidice in Central Bohemia by Nazi soldiers in retaliation for the assassination of Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich . The film tells this harrowing story.
In Czech with English subtitles
DVD available to buy at –

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Polish drama – LAST FAMILY – issued on dvd

ostatnia-rodzinaLAST FAMILY (15) 2016 POLAND MATUSZYNSKI., JAN P £15.99
The film follows the ups and downs of dystopian surrealist painter Zdzislaw Beksinski , his wife and their neurotic suicidal son Tomasz

In polish with English subtitles

 

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Nepali film – BLACK HEN – available on dvd

Black Hen.jpgBLACK HEN (12A) 2015 NEPAL BHAM, MIN BAHADUR £15.99
During a fragile ceasefire in the 2001 Nepalese Civil War, young Prakash and Kiran go in search for their missing hen which provides them with their income by selling the hens eggs.

In Nepali with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/indian-pakistani-films-on-dvd

Polish film – UNITED STATES OF LOVE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

united-states-of-loveUNITED STATES OF LOVE (18) 2016 POLAND WASILEWSKI, TOMASZ DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99

1990s, with the decline of communism, four women who are trying to adapt to the changing times and their new-found freedom. The intertwined foursome include Agata, who becomes obsessed with a local priest, schoolteacher Iza is having an affair with a doctor, and her fellow teacher Renata yearns for a closer relationship with her neighbour Marzena

 

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Henri-Georges Clouzot classic thriller – out on dvd/blu ray

diaboliquesLES DIABOLIQUES (18) 1954 B/W FRANCE CLOUZOT, H.G. DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A man’s mistress and his wife join forces in this classic noir thriller.

Tired of her abusive headmaster husband Michel, frail Christina plots with her husband’s mistress to murder him. Their plot succeeds but the mystery deepens when Michel’s body disappears.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from-

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Polish drama – THE BORDER – available on dvd

borderTHE BORDER (18) 2014 POLAND £17.99
A Polish squads job is to control human trafficking on the countries border with the Ukraine. When all the squad, but one, are killed and the innocent surviving squad member goes on the run as the authorities make him a prime suspect.

In Polish with English subtitles

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http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd