Chilean movie – LOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES – issued on dvd

Strong OnesLOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES (18) 2019 CHILE HIDALGO, OMAR ZÚÑIGA £15.99
Set against the dramatic beauty of southern Chile, student Lucas travels to a remote town to visit his sister.

Here a passionate romance blossoms between Lucas and local fisherman Antonio, despite them having contrasting world views.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

French drama – DEUX/TWO OF US – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Two of UsDEUX/TWO OF US (12A) FRANCE 2019 MENEGHETTI, FILIPPO DVD – £15.99
BLU RAY – £17.99
Elderly neighbours Madeleine Girard and Nina have been in a relationship for two decades,
but Madeleine refuses to form her two adult children about their relationship.

However when Madeleine suffers a heart attack her children become concerned by the overbearing actions of Nina, not knowing that she is Madeleine’s lover.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX-TWO OF US

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX – TWO OF US

LA Times review –

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-02-04/review-two-of-us-french-romantic-drama-barbara-sukowa-martine-chevallier

DVD available to buy from-

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German movie – HOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU – issued on dvd

WhyNotYouHOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU (15) 2020 GERMANY ROMEN, EVI £12.99
Aspiring dancer Mario returns to his South Tyrolean village after the death of his friend in a terrorist attack on a gay bar in Rome. However back home he is scorned by his fellow villagers leading him to question his own survival.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Argentinian drama – YO, ADOLESCENTE/MEMORIES OF A TEENAGER – released on dvd

Memories of a TeenagerYO, ADOLESCENTE/MEMORIES OF A TEENAGER (15) 2019 ARGENTINA SANTA ANA, LUCAS £15.99
16-year-old Zabo is haunted by the suicide of his friend. As Zabo moves between boyfriends and girlfriends he records his thoughts and feeling in his diary and tries to come to terms with the loss of his friend.

Based on the novel by Nicolás Zamorano.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Classic 1930’s German movie – MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM – issued as Dual Format Dvd & Blu Ray Edition

Madchen in UniformMÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM (PG) 1931 GERMANY SAGAN/LEONTINE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY EDITION £17.99
Banned by the Nazis and widely recognised as the first pro-lesbian film. Manuela is sent to a Prussian boarding school, where under the schools harsh regime she develops a deep attachment, Fräulein von Bernburg, one of her teachers.

EXTRAS

Audio commentary by film historian Jenni Olson (2020)

Women and Sexuality in Weimar Cinema (2021, 12 mins): a new video essay by film critic Chrystel Oloukoï

The Kiss – The Women Who Made a Movie Masterpiece (selected episodes, 2020, 108 mins): writer and journalist Bibi Berki takes us through the making of Mädchen in Uniform and explores the exceptional women who came together to make it in this podcast by Tempest Productions

A selection of treasures from the BFI National Archive to charm and delight: Tilly and the Fire Engines (c1911, 6 mins), Hints and Hobbies No.11 – ‘Hints to the Ladies on Jiu-Jitsu’ (1926, 4 mins), Day at St. Christopher’s College and School (c. 1920s, 18 mins), 4 and 20 Fit Girls (1940, 11 mins)

**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet with new writing by So Mayer, Chrystel Oloukoï, Bibi Berki, Henry K Miller and Sarah Wood

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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German movie – TÖDLICHE TROPFEN/DARKROOM – released on dvd

DarkroomTÖDLICHE TROPFEN/DARKROOM (18) 2019 GERMANY PRAUNHEIM, VON ROSA £12.99
Lars, a male nurse from Saarbrucken, moves with his lover Roland, a sweet-spirited musician with a lilting voice, to the bustling City of Berlin.

They renovate an apartment with the intention of finally living together. For Roland, their happiness seems almost complete. What he doesn’t know, however, is that while secretly checking out Berlin’s nightlife, Lars is experimenting with a deadly poison – an obsession that will lead to a horrific outcome for the couple.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Brazilian movie – PRIMOS/COUSINS – released on dvd

CousinsPRIMOS/COUSINS (18) 2019 BRAZIL CARVALHO, M/CAZADO, T £12.99
Young Lucas lives with the religious aunt Lourdes, but when nephew Mario is released from jail and comes to live with them. Upon meeting it’s apparent that there is a mutual attraction between them that starts off as innocent flirtations and quickly turns into a heated sexual relationship.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

Swedish romantic comedy – TOP 3 – now out on dvd

Top 3TOP 3 (18) 2018 SWEDEN EDVARDSSON, SOFIE £12.99
Animated bittersweet romantic comedy about the relationship perpetual list-maker Anton, who has a top-three list for every situation, and his boyfriend David. However as the pair travel set out to travel Anton realizes that his dreams in life might be in direct opposition to David’s.
In Swedish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

French film – LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES/SHINY SHRIMPS – issued on dvd

Shiny ShrimpsLES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES/SHINY SHRIMPS (15) 2019 FRANCE GALLO C LE/GOVARE M £15.99
World Swimming Championship medallist makes a homophobic remark on TV. His punishment? To coach and get the “The Shiny Shrimps”, a gay water polo team motivated more by partying, to me match fit for the Gay Games. The journey offers the coach the chance to take a fresh look at himself and rethink his priorities.

In French with English subtitles

LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES-SHINY SHRIMPS FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES

LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES-SHINY SHRIMPS ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

DVD available to buy from-

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Dutch film – GEWOON VRIENDEN/JUST FRIENDS – issued on dvd

Just Friends/JUST FRIENDS (15) 2018 NETHERLANDS SMIT, ELLEN £14.99
Light-hearted romance about two young men in love.

It’s been 10 years since the death of Joris’ father, but he still has not come to terms with the death.

However on meeting free-spirited Yad, romance blossoms, but both have issues with their mothers that threatens their relationship. ?

In Dutch with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Belgian movie – GIRL – out on dvd

GirlGIRL (15) 2018 BELGIUM DHONT. LUKAS IN FRENCH, FLEMISH & ENGLISH £15.99
Lara is a 15-year-old transgender girl who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer while training at a prestigious academy.

Preparing for gender reassignment surgery, Lara experiencing harassment and humiliation from those around her.

In French, Flemish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy from-

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

Brazilian film -GUIGO OFFLINE – out on dvd

Guigo OfflineGUIGO OFFLINE (12) 2017 BRAZIL GUERRA, RENÉ IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
On a fishing trip with his father, twelve-year-old Guigo finds, with no internet, he has to bond with his father and come to terms with his father’s new boyfriend.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Austrian coming of age drama – SIEBZEHN/SEVENTEEN – out on dvd

seventeenSIEBZEHN/SEVENTEEN (18) 2017 AUSTIA ART, MONJA £15.99
Set in a small Austrian town, just as the school summer holidays are about to begin, seventeen-year-old Paula has secretly fallen in love with Charlotte. However Charlotte has a boyfriend and is afraid to act on her feelings for Paula.

This dreamy, beautifully shot coming-of-age movie, tackles the heartaches of adolescence.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO SIEBZEHN

DVD available to buy at –

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Some French films on dvd celebrating LGBT history month

L’ÂGE ATOMIQUE /ATOMIC AGE (18) 2012 FRANCE KLOTZ, HÉLÉNA £15.99
Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik), two old friends, head into Paris for a night out to take in the excesses of the city, which eventually leads them to see their friendship in a different light.
LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES/HEARTBEATS (15) 2010 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £15.99
Drama chronicling a love triangle between three 20-something metrosexual friends in Montreal: Marie (Monia Chokri), Frankie (Xavier Dolan) and Nicolas (Niels Schneider).
BEAU TRAVAIL (15) 1998 FRANCE CLAIRE DENIS £19.99
Director Claire Denis’ intensely physical study of tensions within a platoon of legionnaires stationed in North Africa.
LA BELLE SAISON /SUMMERTIME (15) 2015 FRANCE CORSINI, CATHERINE £15.99
Set in 1971 Paris, radical feminist Carole falls for fellow feminist Delphine. However when Delphine returns to the family farm to look after her sick father, Carole decides to join her but finds that the rural community isn’t as liberal as Paris.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (15) 1979 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
Comedy about two ageing homosexual lovers who pretend to be a normal married couple for the sake of their sons marriage plans.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II (15) 1980 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
Sequel to this hit comedy.
CE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
Leaving a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.
COMING OUT (15) 2013 CANADA BLANCHARD, MATHIEU £15.99
The explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montrealers are explored as they confront the subject of difference.
COMING OUT: SEASON 2 (15) 2014 CANADA IN FRENCH £15.99
Second season of the French-Canadian series about the gay community in Montreal
CRUSTACÉS & COQUILLAGES/COCKLES AND MUSCLES (15) 2005 FRANCEDUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU, J£17.99
Hit comedy that looks at love and sexual identity over a balmy summer holiday.
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (U) 1967 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES £22.99
Musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly which the BFI files under ‘queer aesthetic’.
EMBRASSE-MOI!/KISSING YOU (15) 2017 FRANCE MICHEL, O/VIAL,C £15.99
Romance in which carefree Océane meets the beautiful photographer Cécile. If their relationship is going to last Océane, will have to grow up, but is she actually be capable of growing up?
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (12) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £19.99
Compelling tale of incestuous obsession based on the Jean Cocteau.
EVEN LOVERS GET THE BLUES (18) 2017 BELGIUM MICHELI , LAURENT £15.99
Drama about a group of 30-something friends living in Brussels, who fall in and out of relationships until a tragedy upsets their hedonistic lifestyle.
I KILLED MY MOTHER (15) 2009 CANADA CANADA DOLAN, IN FRENCH £15.99
Directorial debut of young French-Canadian actor Xavier Dolan is a cathartic, fiercely compelling evocation of turbulent late adolescence. Visually stunning, with exquisite performances from Dolan himself – as the volatile, verbally savage Hubert – and a highly acclaimed cast including Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément, I Killed My Mother was the winner of 22 international film awards in 2009, including three categories at Cannes.
L’INCONNU DU LAC/STRANGER BY THE LAKE (18) FRANCE GUIRAUDIE, ALAIN DVD – £15.99 BU RAY – £19.99
Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a lethally dangerous man in this tense thriller.
LES INVISIBLES (E) 2012 FRANCE LIFSHITZ, SÉBASTIEN £12.99
Award winning documentary about elderly homosexuals living in France. Director Sébastien Lifshitz speaks to male and female homosexuals who were born between the World Wars and who embraced their sexuality at a time when society excluded them.
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (12) 2012 CANADA DOLAN, £15.99
French-Canadian romantic drama about the effect of a sex change on a long-standing heterosexual relationship.
MARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION /REINVENTING MARVIN (15) 2017 FRANCE FONTAINE, ANNE £13.99
Based on true events in which a young boy Marvin struggles against his family’s oppressive views of sexuality and personal identity. Leaves for Paris to reinvent himself and the films follows Marvin as a mid-twenties theatre student.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE £16.99
10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.
NÉS EN 68/BORN IN 68 (15) 2008 FRANCE DUCASTEL,OLIVIER £15.99
The film is set 20 years after a group of revolutionary students have grown up and their children are now maturing into rebellious adults just like their parents before them.
ORPHEE (PG) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £19.99
Jean Cocteau, the renowned poet, artist and writer, is another major figure in LGBT history and this film is his take on the Orpheus myth.
LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS/LITTLE WHITE LIES (15) 2010 FRANCE CANET, GUILLAUME DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Emotional drama in which a group of friends try to escape their problems by going on a trip to the seaside together. Despite their intentions to relax, however, they find themselves caught in a web of long-repressed lust and emotion.
THEO AND HUGO (18) 2016 FRANCE DUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU,J DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Intense tale shot in real time in which Theo and Hugo meet in a Paris clubs. As the night wears on, they discover they need to know more about each other and a relationship begins.
TOM À LA FERME/TOM AT THE FARM (15) 2013 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £14.99
Tom, played by Xavier Dolan, travels to the country from his home in the city to attend the funeral of his recently deceased boyfriend. When he arrives at the family home, he soon realises that his relationship has been kept secret from his lover’s family.
LA VIE D’ADÈLE /BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18) 2013 FRANCE KECHICHE, ABDEL. DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Award-winning drama about 15-year-old Adèle who lead a typical teenage life of school, parents and boys. However Adele’s life is turned upside down after a chance encounter with a beguiling blue-haired Emma, which forces her to question her desires and assert herself as a woman and as an adult Throughout their relationship the two young women learn a lot about the pains and joys of being in love and the importance of staying true to oneself.
YVES SAINT LAURENT (15) 2014 FRANCE LESPERT, JALIL £15.99
Biopic following the life and work of the French fashion designer.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at

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Argentinian drama – MI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND – available on dvd

my best friendMI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND (15) 2018 ARGENTINA DEUS, MARTÍN £15.99
Set in Patagonia, where quiet teenager Lorenzo lives with his parents.

One day a family friend’s son named Caíto comes to stay. Slowly the boys become friends, however Lorenzo’s parents want their new visitor to return home.
However when Caíto tells Lorenzo the true reason why he was forced to leave his house, the two boys bond and Lorenzo persuades his parents to let Caito stay.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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