L’ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS – issue in Dual format – dvd/Blu Ray

Tree of Wooden ClogsL’ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (12) 1978 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Palme d’Or winning Neorealist film about 19th Century peasants struggle for survival through the cycle of seasons and the cycle of life. The backbreaking work, the loves, marriages, births and deaths, the blind belief in faith and superstition.

Beautifully filmed in an abandoned farm in the province of Bergamo, casting, in the minor roles local people speaking in their native dialect.

In Italian with English subtitles

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Omar Brignoli

Diane Kurys’ – DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA – available as Dual Format DVD – Blu Ray

PEPPERMINT SODADIABOLO 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.

Teenage sisters,   Anne and Frédérique couldn’t be more different.

Introverted thirteen year old Anne is on the threshold of adolescence and is trying to understand the world around.

While outgoing, politically aware fifteen year old Frédériqueis begins her first love affair.

Set in the early sixties,  the social and political climate of the post-Kennedy forms a backdrop for the unfolding drama of their lives at an oppressive school and with divorced parents

In French with English subtites

ENGLISH LANGAUGE TEACHING NOTES TO DIABOLO MENTHE

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French thriller – LA MÉCANIQUE DE L’OMBRE/SCRIBE – available on dvd

ScribeLA MÉCANIQUE DE L’OMBRE/SCRIBE (15) 2016 FRANCE KRUITHOF, THOMAS £15.99
Alcoholic unemployed accountant Duval receives an unexpected job offer from the mysterious businessman Clement. The job, to transcribing telephone conversations. However, this leads to him overhearing a conversation describing a recent murder, leaving
Duval in the middle of a major political conspiracy with little hope of escape.

In French with English subtitles

 

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Korean movie – HANDMAIDEN – issued on dvd

HandmaidenHANDMAIDEN (18) 2016 KOREA PARK, CHAN-WOOK £15.99
Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith’ and set in 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Orphaned pickpocket Sook-hee is hired by a con artist posing as Japanese Count Fujiwara to act as the handmaiden of heiress Lady Hideko in a ploy to rob her of her wealth.

However Sook-hee and Lady Hideko and the two women revel in their passionate, new relationship and explore their previously repressed desires.

In Korean with English subtitles

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Historical French drama -GUILLAUME, LA JEUNESSE DU CONQUÉRANT/ WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR – released on dvd

William the ConquerorGUILLAUME, LA JEUNESSE DU CONQUÉRANT/ WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR (15) 2015 FRANCE DRUGEON,FABIEN £19.99
The story of William of Normandy’s childhood and his rise to becoming William the Conqueror.

In French withy English subtitles

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French thriller -NI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE /NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH – issued on dvd

Neither Heaven Nor EarthNI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE /NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH (12) 2015 FRANCE COGITORE , CLÉMENT £11.99
Thriller set among French NATO troops in the mountains of Afghanistan. While fighting the Taliban, as well as maintaining the fragile peace, Captain Antarès Bonassieu finds that fighters from both sides begin mysteriously disappearing without a trace.

In French withy English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO NI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE

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IERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Yesterday, Today and TomorrowIERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (15) 1967 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Portmanteau comedy which features the most popular male and female leads of the Italian 20th century cinema, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

Oscar winning film staring Sophia Loren, who plays three different women in this trilogy of stories, set in Naples, Milan and Rome.

In Naples Lorens plays Adelina who sells black-market cigarettes, who is constantly pregnant as the authorities are reluctant to arrest a pregnant woman.

In Milan, she is wealthy Anna having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested.
In Rome, prostitute Mara seeks the help of her client Augusto to spurn the advances of her neighbor’s infatuated grandson.

In Italian with English subtitles

French film – LA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN – issued as Dual Format Dvd/Blu Ray

Death in the GardenLA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN (12) 1956 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
Disparate group of adventurers, made up of two men and a woman,  find themselves caught up in an uprising in a South American village were the government is trying to seize land.

To flee they are forced to escape via the dangerous jungle in a desperate struggle for survival.

In French with English subtitles

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Two Georg W. Pabst films – WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – issued on dual format Dvd – Blu Ray

westfrontWESTFRONT 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.

In German with English subtitles

Extras –

Both films presented on Blu-ray in stunning 1080p

Uncompressed PCM soundtrack for both titles (On the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles

Westfront 1918 – an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak

Kameradschaft – an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak

A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, alongside rare archival imagery

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Fritz Lang’s silent film -DER MÜDE TOD – released as a dual format edition

Der Müde TodDER 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

Death tells the young woman three tales of lovers and promises her she will be reunited with her beloved if she can first save just one of the lovers from the stories.

 

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Ariane Mnouchkine’s – LE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL & MOLIÈRE – issued on dvd

Le Dernier CaravansérailLE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL (ODYSSÉES) (E) 2006 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £23.99
Film of Théâtre du Soleil play about at the difficulties faced by political refugees in France.

The play is based on letters, interviews, testimonials and visits to refugee camps and detention centers in Sangatte, France; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Indonesia.

In French with English subtitles

 

MolièreMOLIÈRE (E) 1978 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £19.99
Bio pic of 17th century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière.

Staring Philippe Caubère , the film follows Molière’s life from childhood onwards,
taking in his time as a university law student, working with the Illustre theatre company and finally on to his colourful life as Molière.

In French with English subtitles

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Max Ophuls’ film – MADAME DE .. – issued on Dual Format editon

Madame DeMADAME DE .. (U) 1953 FRANCE OPHULS, MAX DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin about a doomed, obsessive romance set in 18th century France

Countess Louise who sells off the earrings to clear debts. Thus setting into motion events that jeopardise her social position and threaten to destroy her marriage as the earrings change hands.

In French with English subtitles

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Abel Gance’s anti-war film – J’ACCUSE – available as Dual Format DVD – Blu Ray

J'ACCUSEJ’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.

Using his epic 1919 silent version of the film as a template, Gance pits mankind’s romanticism against its capacity for savagery.

Originally released on the eve of the Second World War (and the same year as Jean Renoir’s La Grande Illusion), J’accuse urges us to honour the memory of the fallen by learning the lessons of a catastrophic past

In French with English subtites

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