Polish movie – HATRED – released on dvd

HatredHATRED (18) 2017 POLAND SMARZOWSKI, WOJCIECH £15.99
Zosia a young Polish girl is forced to leave her Ukrainian lover Petro and marry a rich widower, Skiba. However when WWII breaks out Skiba joins the Polish army, leaving Zosia to fend for herself as tensions rises between local Jews, Poles and Ukrainians, resulting in violent clashes.

In Polish with English subtitles

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RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD-BLU RAY RELEASES FOR 2017

 

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NEW EASTERN EUROPEAN CINEMA ON DVD

1941 – 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.
BATTLE FOR MOSCOW (12) 2016 RUSSIA DRUZHININ,K /SHALOPA, A £15.99
Set in 1941 a group of Soviet soldiers as they put their lives on the line to protect the city of Moscow from advancing Nazi forces.
BUTCHER 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.
DEKALOG AND OTHER TELEVISION WORKS (15) 1998 POLAND KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £63.99
All ten episodes of the acclaimed Polish drama series ‘Dekalog’, revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments. Also included are all of Kieslowski’s television work, starting with his first professional short fiction film and continuing with four feature-length pieces.
EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (18) 2015 GREENAWAY, PETER DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in Mexico in 1931 during the filming of ‘Que Viva Mexico!, the drama looks at Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein relationship with young actor Jorge Palomino y Cañedo.
THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN (U) 1962 CZECHOSLOVAKIA ZEMAN, KAREL DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY-£19.99
Fantasy based on the adventures of Baron Munchausen .
THE FENCER (PG) 2015 ESTONIA HÄRÖ, KLAUS £15.99
Set in 1953 Endel flees the secret police in Leningrad and moves to the small town of Haapsulu where he takes up a post as a PE teacher and starts teaching the kids to fence in defiance of the school head who wants the sport banned. To do this the head digs into Endel past.
GRADUATION (15) 2016 ROMANIA MUNGIU, CRISTIAN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Bright 18 year old student Eliza lives in a remote town in Transylvania. On the day before she is to sit her final exam to get a place at a prestigious British university, she is assaulted by a strange man near her school and loses her confidence. Her father, a doctor, must go against his principles and call in all the favours to help is daughter pass her exam.
GUARDIANS (12) 2017 RUSSIA ANDREASYAN, SARIK £9.99
Adventure film set during the Cold War, a group of superheroes known as the Patriots are put together to change the DNA of selected people to give them the powers to defend themselves against supernatural threats.
THE ICEBREAKER (15) 2016 RUSSIA KHOMERIKI, NIKOLAY £17.99
Action adventure based on true events about the icebreaker Mikhail Gromov which becomes trapped in the thick ice of the Antarctic Ocean.
LAST 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.
MY 20TH CENTURY (15) HUNGARY 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.
THE PRESIDENT (15) GEORGIA 2014 MAKHMALBAF, MOHSEN (5055159278812) £15.99
Dark satire in which the people overthrown a despotic president of an unnamed country. Accompanied by his recently orphaned grandson, the president then travels the country disguises as a street musician in an attempt to avoid capture, but who begins to learn about the people he oppressed.
THE STUDENT (15) 2016 RUSSIA SEREBRENNIKOV, KIRILL £15.99
Troubled teenager and devout Christian convinces his conservative school principal to included creationism in biology lessons to the chagrin of the atheist teacher Elena.
TWO WOMEN (U) 2014 RUSSIAN GLAGOLEVA, VERA £15.99
Adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s play. Rich married Natalya laments losing her allure as middle age approaches and finds herself increasingly jealous of her adopted daughter Vera youthful beauty.
UNITED 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.
VIKING (15) 2016 RUSSIA KRAVCHUK, ANDREI £15.99
Set in the 10th century, young Viking prince Vladimir is exiled from the kingdom of Kievan Rus following the death of his father. In exile he assembles an army to overthrowing the tyrannical Yaropolk and returning power to the kingdom’s rightful heir.
WITCHHAMMER (15) 1970 CZECHOSLOVAKIA VÁVRA, OTAKAR DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in 17th century Moravia, an old woman is accused of witchcraft and a judge is brought in to deal with the case and quickly begins accusing more of the local women of devil worship and sorcery
YOU CAN’T ESCAPE LITHUANIA (18) 2016 LITHUANIAN ZABARAUSKAS, ROMAS £15.99
Atfer murdering her mother, actress, Indre gets filmmaker Romas and his boyfriend Carlos will help her flee the country, but only on the condition that they film the escape to make an improvised experimental film.

 

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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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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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Polish drama – LIFE FEELS GOOD – out on dvd

life-feels-goodLIFE FEELS GOOD (15) 2013 POLAND PIEPRZYCA, MACIEJ £15.99
Heartwarming story about a man who lives with severe cerebral palsy that has alienated him from the rest of the world for the first 25 years of his life as he grow up during Poland’s transition to democracy in the 1980s and 1990s.

Thankfully, his mother and father are loving and caring towards their son and try their best to support him as much as they can. However, when a tragedy hits home which results in Mateusz being placed in a care home, his situation worsens as he struggles to find ways to communicate his intelligence and ability to understand.

In Polish with English subtitles

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Krzysztof Kieslowski box sext of his work out on dvd/Blu Ray

dekalogDEKALOG AND OTHER TELEVISION WORKS (15) 1998 POLAND KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £63.99
All ten episodes of the acclaimed Polish drama series ‘Dekalog’, revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments. Also included are all of Kieslowski’s television work, starting with his first professional short fiction film and continuing with four feature-length pieces.

Box set contains –

DEKALOG (1988 9h 32mins) – Ten episodes revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments.

PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY (1973, 29 mins) – Kieslowski’s professional fiction debut, about a man trying to repair a failed marriage

FIRST LOVE (1974, 52 mins) – a docudrama about a teenage couple coping with an unwanted pregnancy

PERSONNEL (1975, 67 mins) – Kieslowski’s first feature-length fiction film, a partly autobiographical piece about a Warsaw theatre company

THE CALM (1976, 82 mins) – one of Kieslowski’s most powerful early films, about a man rebuilding his life in mid-70s Poland after a short prison sentence
Short Working Day (1981, 73 mins), Kieslowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI: STILL ALIVE (2007) – an affectionate 82-minute portrait of the director by his former student Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, including interviews with dozens of friends and colleagues

In Polish with English subtitles.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

4K restoration of all ten episodes, presented in their original broadcast aspect ratios

Original Polish mono soundtrack (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays), with optional English subtitles

Pedestrian Subway (1973, 29 mins), Kieslowski’s professional fiction debut, about a man trying to repair a failed marriage

First Love (1974, 52 mins), a docudrama about a teenage couple coping with an unwanted pregnancy

Personnel (1975, 67 mins), Kieslowski’s first feature-length fiction film, a partly autobiographical piece about a Warsaw theatre company

The Calm (1976, 82 mins), one of Kieslowski’s most powerful early films, about a man rebuilding his life in mid-70s Poland after a short prison sentence

Short Working Day (1981, 73 mins), Kieslowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order

Krzysztof Kieslowski: Still Alive (2007), an affectionate 82-minute portrait of the director by his former student Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, including interviews with dozens of friends and colleagues

Collector’s booklet featuring a lengthy essay on Dekalog and Kieslowski by Father Marek Lis, plus Kieslowski’s own intensely self-critical discussion of all the films in this set and Stanley Kubrick’s famous eulogy to Kieslowski and co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz

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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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Polish biopic -PAPUSZA – available on dvd

PAPUSZAPAPUSZA (15) 2013 POLAND KRAUZE,K/KOS-KRAUZE J £15.99
Biopic based on the life of Polish-Romani poet Bronislawa Wajs.

Literate from a young age, even though her family forbade her from reading, Papusza marries at 15 and becomes a singer. In 1949, poet Jerzy Ficowski hears her performing and translates her lyrics from Romani to Polish and publishes them.

Papusza new found fame destroys her home life while she is rejected by the gypsy community.

In Polish with English subtitles

Read more on the poet Papusza

Download pressbook

Download photos (zipfile)

Download hi-res jpeg of poster

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Polish film – WARSAW 1944 – issued on dvd

Warsaw 1944WARSAW 1944 (15) 2014 POLAND KOMASA, JAN £19.99
Set in WWII young soldier Stefan (Józef Pawlowski) joins the Warsaw Uprising to take back the city from its Nazi occupiers. However the Polish resistance fighters soon find themselves doomed to fail as they are crushed by the overwhelming German forces.
In Polish with English subtitles

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Wojciech Marczewski – ESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA – out on dvd

Escape from the Liberty CinemaESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA (12) 1990 POLAND MARCZEWSKI, WOJCIECH £12.99

Set during the latter days of Poland’s communist regime in the 1980s, this dark political satire examining the effects of censorship. A lonely government censor has to deal with an actors on strike at his local cinema, the Liberty.

After he fails to solve the problem , senior party officials are sent to silence the errant actors.

In Polish with English subtitles

 

Special Features

• New HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, approved by the director.

• Exclusive filmed interview with director Wojciech Marczewski.
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• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• 20-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by editor, film historian and DVD producer Michael Brooke.

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POLISH FILM – ILLUMINATION – RELEASED ON DVD

IlluminationILLUMINATION (15) 1972 POLAND ZANUSSI, KRZYSZTOF £12.99
Award-winning existential drama laden with dazzling ideas and images, which follows a young physicist in his search for meaning in life. He thinks science will provide the answers, but ultimately learns far more about himself through experiencing love, betrayal, loss, and facing his own mortality.

‘A dazzling, cinematic Bildungsroman about a gifted young physicist, his intellectual and spiritual development, his marriage, fatherhood and intimations of mortality’ Philip French, The Observer;

‘Zanussi creates a visually complex, incisive, and compassionate examination of the essence of knowledge and truth’ Strictly Film School;

‘Zanussi’s astounding cerebral odyssey Illumination questions nothing less than the fabric of the known universe’ David Jenkins, Sight & Sound
DVD special features:
– Presented from a superb new high-definition restoration of the film, approved by the director.
– Newly filmed, exclusive interview with director Krzysztof Zanussi.
– A Trace (Slad) – Marcin Latallo’s acclaimed 1996 short film about his father, the lead actor in Illumination, Stanislaw Latallo.
– New and improved English subtitle translation.
– Booklet featuring a new essay by film critic and author Michal Oleszczyk.

In Polish with English subtitles

Film Review – http://www.filmref.com/directors/dirpages/zanussi.html

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Polish film – BATTLE OF WARSAW 1920 – out on dvd this week

Battle of Warsaw BATTLE OF WARSAW 1920 (15) 2011   POLAND     HOFFMAN, JERZY    £15.99
Drama about the final battle of the Polish-Soviet War. When the Russian forces approached Warsaw in August 1920, the Polish fought back, with Jozef Pilsudski, here played by Daniel Olbrychski, commanding the counterattack. Poland’s unexpected victory at the Battle of Warsaw marked the overall outcome of the war.

The film follows the battle through the experiences of two individuals, dancer Ola (Natasza Urbanska) and soldier Jan (Borys Szyc).

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