Cristian Mungiu’s – GRADUATION – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

GraduationGRADUATION (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.

In Romanian with English subtitles.
Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/19/graduation-review-cristian-mungiu-romania-cannes-2016

Other dvds by Cristian Mungiu

4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS (PG) ROMANIA 2007 MUNGU, CRISTIAN    £19.99
 Award winning drama set in the last years of Communist-era Romania.

BEYOND THE HILLS (12A) 2012  ROMANIAN   MUNGIU, CRISTIAN
DVD – £15.99        BLU RAY – £19.99
Dark Romanian drama following two young women at odds with their past.

In Romanian with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at

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New RUSSIAN – EASTERN EUROPEAN dvd releases for 2016

DVDs available to buy at –

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ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, which charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev.
AUTUMN ALMANAC (15) 1984 HUNGARY TARR, BÉLA £15.99
Set in a claustrophobic apartment, the film follows the interactions of five room-mates who live on the fringes of society.
BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL (15) 2015 RUSSIA MOKRITSKIY, SERGEY £15.99
With the outbreak of war a promising student Lyudmila enlists and becomes a sniper. After she is seriously injured in battle, Lyudmila is sent to the United States on a publicity visit where she meets Eleanor Roosevelt and the two become close.
BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN/DRIFTERS (PG) 1925/29 RUSSIA EISENSTEIN, SERGEI DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £19.99
A landmark film in technical achievement and emotionally stirring recreation of history. Also included British documentary ‘Drifters’ (1929), which was influenced by and originally screened alongside ‘Battleship Potemkin’
THE 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.
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 IN ENGLISH 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.
ELECTRA, MY LOVE (15) 1974 HUNGRARY JANCSÓ, MIKLÓS £12.99
Many years after the death of her father, Agamemnon, at the hands of the tyrant Aegisthus , oppressed Electra seeks revenge by inspiring the people to rebel against Aegisthus and end his cruel reign once and for all.
ESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA (12) 1990 POLAND MARCZEWSKI, WOJCIECH £12.99
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.
HARDCORE HENRY (18) 2015 RUSSIA NAISHULLER, ILYA £19.99
Sci-fi thriller set in Moscow and filmed through the eyes of Henry, a man who is saved from death but left with no memories of his past.
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two.
KILLER INK (18) 2015 LITHUANIA DOWNS,D/GAGE,K £14.99
Lithuanian horror movie with an evil tattoo artist.
THE LESSON (15) 2014 BULGARIA GROZEVA, K/VALCHANOV, P £15.99
Struggling teacher is trying to turn her life around when she discovers there is a thief amongst one of her students and resolves to find out who it is so she can teach them a lesson.
LIFE 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.
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (E) RUSSIA 1929 B/W DZIGA VERTOV DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
The film catalogues a day in the life of a modern Soviet city using many cinematic effects and accompanied by a new, specially-written score by composer Michael Nyman.
MIRROR (U) 1974 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as reflections on the Russian people and their history.
NAPOLEON’S WAR 1812 (15) 2012 RUSSIA FESENKO,OLEG £12.99
Set leading up to the Battle Of Borodino in 1812, when the secret Russian’s plans were stolen by an agent of Napoleon.
NOSTALGIA (15) 1983 ITALY TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN ITALIAN
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh.
PANAMA (15) 2015 SERBIA VUCKOVIC, PAVLE £15.99
After a love affair ends with Maja, architecture student Jovan continues to stalk her every move online.
PAPUSZA (15) 2013 POLAND KRAUZE,K/KOS-KRAUZE J £15.99
Biopic based on the life of Polish-Romani poet Bronislawa Wajs.
PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAINS (15) 1942 HUNGARY SZÖTS, ISTVÁN £12.99
Forgotten masterpiece, filmed entirely on location in harsh conditions, tells the story of a woodcutter and his family who live high in mountains of Transylvania. Forced out of their home and enticed into a new work the families life begins to unravel one tragic misfortune after another.
THE SEARCH (15) 2014 GEORGIA HAZANAVICIUS, MICHEL £19.99
Bérénice Bejo stars as Carole, an NGO worker stationed in Chechnya during the Chechen War in 1999. Here Carole takes mute and traumatised orphan, Hadji (Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev) under her wing.
SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET (15) 1965 CZECHOSLOVAKIA KADÁR, JÁN/KLOS, ELMAR £12.99
Set in the German-occupied, ‘independent’ Slovak state during World War II. A carpenter is appointed ‘Aryan Controller’ of a button shop owned by an old Jewish woman, who, being both near-sighted and deaf, has no idea that there is a war on.
SOLARIS (PG) 1972 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris. The planet seems bring to life physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT/A BAGFUL OF FLEAS (PG) 1963 CZECHOSLOVAKIA CHYTILOVÁ,VERA £12.99
‘Something Different’ (1963) follows the lives of frustrated housewife Vera (Vera Uzelacová) and gymnast Eva (Eva Bosáková). While Vera struggles to get her husband to appreciate her and the work she does, Eva contends with a gruelling training schedule as she prepares to participate in her last competition. ‘A Bagful of Fleas’ (1962) depicts a young girl’s rebellion against those in charge of her all-girl school dormitory.
STALKER (PG) 1979 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s depiction of a world gone mystically awry.
STUFF AND DOUGH (15) 2001 ROMANIA PUIU, CRISTI £12.99
Ovidiu is approached by a gang to deliver a mysterious package to Bucharest for the mob. However on the journey they being followed by a red car which refuses to be shaken off.
TANGERINES (15) 2013 GEORGIAN URUSHADZE, ZAZA DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £15.99
Set during the 1992 war in Abkhazia, Georgia an Estonian tangerines farmer with land in Abkhazian gets dragged into the bloody conflict at his door.
THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (PG) 1973 CZECHOSLOVAKIA/GDR VORLÍCEK, VÁCLAV £12.99
Classic fairy tale, beautifully filmed in Dresden and Prague, about a poor girl whose magic hazel nuts transforms her so that she can attend the ball and meet the prince.
UNDERGROUND (18) 1995 IN SERBO-CROAT KUSTURICA, EMIR 3 DISC SET DVD £29.99 BLU RAY – £29.99
Based on Dusan Kovacevic’s story ‘Once Upon A Time There Was A Country’, the story follows two likeable crooks from 1944 Belgrade to the Yugoslavian Civil War in the 1990s in this complete 5-hour TV version.
WARSAW 1944 (15) 2014 POLAND KOMASA, JAN £19.99
Set in WWII young soldier Stefan joins the Warsaw Uprising to take back the city from its Nazi occupiers.
WEATHER STATION (15) 2010 RUSSIA O’REILLY, JOHNNY £12.99
Detectives are sent to a remote weather station in the Russian arctic to investigate why communication have ceased. On arrival they find the station abandoned. What has happened to the meteorologists, have they been murdered.

Romanian western – AFERIM! – out on dvd

Aferim!AFERIM! (18) 2015 ROMANIAN  JUDE, RADU    £19.99
 Set in 1830s in the wild Wallachian region, this Romanian  western  recreates the beliefs, ideas, values and  aspirations of the era,  as a local policeman is hired to find  a Gypsy slave who had run away from a Boyar’s estate.
In Romanian with English subtitles