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 NEW WORLD CINEMA DVD RELEASES


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FRENCH DVDS

Workshop

L’ATELIER/THE WORKSHOP (15) 2017 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £15.99

Set in La Ciotat where a group of teenagers attend a creative writing workshop with an  acclaimed author..  Their task is to work as a team writing a murder mystery. However Antoine quickly emerges as the leading creative voice amongst the group but his far right views and fascination with violence, causes unease among his fellow students. 

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 GERMAN DVDS

Resistance

DIE UNSICHTBAREN– WIR WOLLEN LEBEN/THE RESISTANCE (12)  2017 GERMANY RÄFLE, CLAUS  £12.99
  1943 and the Nazi’s have declared Berlin free of Jews. However this is far from the truth, 7000 Jews have successfully gone underground.  

However four young Jews survive in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible." 

The film tells the stories of four Jews living in wartime Berlin. 

Hanni Lévy, who has just turned 17, has lost both of her parents. Thanks to her dyed, blonde hair, she is practically invisible to her pursuers, and strolls along the Ku'damm to pass the time away. 

Cioma Schönhaus has also gone underground and leads an adventurous life that consists of buying a sailboat, dining in Berlin's best restaurants, and becoming a forger of passports, through which he saves the lives of dozens of other Jews.

Eugen Friede joins a resistance group that distributes anti government leaflets, 

Ruth Arndt and a friend dream about life in America during the daytime; at night, she pretends to be a war widow and serves black-market gourmet foods in the apartment of an NS officer. 

The dramatic re-enactments are intertwined with interviews with the actual people whose lives inspired this film.

In German with English subtitles 

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM S NOTES TO UNSICHTBAREN

GERMAN DVDS

  SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND
LATIN AMERICAN  DVDS


ESTIU 1993/SUMMER 1993 (12) 2017 SPAIN SIMÓN, CARLA IN CATALAN   £15.99
 Moving film in which orphaned six-year-old Frida is sent to live in the countryside with her aunt Marga and uncle Esteve and there three year old daughter. Here  Frida needs to adjust to her new surroundings and family life, while coping with the loss of her mother.

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN DVDS

ITALIAN DVDS

Ciambra

THE CIAMBRA (15)  2017 ITALY CARPIGNANO, JONAS £15.99

Teenager Pio wants to gain the respect of his elder brother Cosimo, by 
drinking, smoking and getting involved in criminal activity.  However when Cosimo goes missing, Pio’s world is turned upside down and he realises he may have taken on more than he can handle.
ITALIAN DVDS
 
Black Peter

BLACK PETER (12) 1964 CZECHOSLOVAKIA FORMAN, MILOS DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Forman’s debut feature is a wry and provocative comedy about 17-year-old Petr, who gets a job as a security guard at a busy local shop. However he struggles with the job and his boss, in this portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism.

Full of charming performances, the mainly non-professional actors are witty, youthful and spontaneous.

Black Peter helped launch the internationally acclaimed Czechoslovak New Wave.


RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN DVDS
 
SCANDINAVIAN DVDS
GIRLS LOST

GIRLS LOST (15) 2016 SWEDEN KEINING, ALEXANDRA-THERESE £10.99
After drinking the curious nectar that drips from a mysterious plant, best friends Kim, Bella and Momo magically transform into boys.

Geeky girls by day and popular boys by night they find themselves living in two completely different worlds.

SCANDINAVIAN DVDS
EUROPEAN CINEMA
LISTED BY TOPIC

A list of available works by key European directors plus dvds listed under themes. This listing might be of help to teachers and students finding titles that could meet study requirements.

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FRANCE IN WWII

UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W  BRESSON,   ROBERT      £15.99
 Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II.

Based on the memoirs of André Devigny, Lieutenant Fontaine is a member of the French Resistance who is imprisoned and condemned to death by the Nazis.

The film follows his attempts to escape from his cell at Montluc with the help of his  teenage cellmate, François Jost.

EUROPEAN CINEMA THEMES
 ONLINE FILM AND RESOURCES LISTED BY FILM
ONLINE RESOURCES LISTED BY FILM
ONLINE RESOURCES LISTED BY FILM
 A LEVEL SET FILMS AND LITERATURE
A LEVEL SET TITLES
A LEVEL SET TITLES
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ENGLISH FILMS WITH MULTILINGUAL DVD SOUNDTRACKS

STAR WARS EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS (12) 2016 (8717418478063) ABRAMS,J.J.   £15.99
 Latest instalment of the sci-fi film epic reuniting Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. 
   
    Languages:    English, Castilian Spanish, Catalan Spanish
        Subtitles:    Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Swedish.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DVD MOVIES WITH SOUNDTRACKS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
 AFRICAN/MIDDLE EASTERNMEDITERRANEAN DVDS

WatchtowerWATCHTOWER (15) 2012  TURKEY  ESMER,  PELIN  £7.99

Set in Turkeys western Black Sea region,  Nihat is haunted by the past, and has become a  fire warden at a remote observation tower.  On meeting Seher,  Nihat has to decide if he wants to  choose  companionship over isolation.

AFRICAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN/ MEDITERRANEAN CINEMA ON DVD
 CHINESE DVDS
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THE SPRING RIVER FLOWS EAST (U) 1947 CHINA CHUSHENG,C/ZHENG, J IN MANDARIN £19.99
Set in the Japanese occupation of China in the 1930s, the film is in two parts. The first part o covers the early life and marriage of a young working-class couple, Sufen (Bai Yang), and Zhang Zhongliang (Tao Jin) and his flight to Chungkin . In the second part Zhang Zhongliang’s return to Shanhai, now married into a wealthy bourgeois family whom Sufenis forced to work as a maid.
Originally released in two parts in 1947, The Spring River Flows East is generally considered one of the great Chinese films of the period.

CHINESE DVDS
 JAPANESE DVDS
Harmonium

HARMONIUM - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 2016 JAPAN FUKADA, KÔJI DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Yasaka is released from prison and seeks out his old friends Toshio, who welcome him into his family and gives him a job in his workshop.

However, the close Toshio family starts to fall apart as Yasaka oversteps his welcome and the past he shares with Toshio begins to come to light.

JAPANESE DVDS
 KOREAN, VIETNAMESE,
THAI,INDONESIAN DVDS
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TRAIN TO BUSAN (15) 2016 YEON,  KOREA SANG-HO DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £24.99 

 Following the outbreak of a deadly virus throughout the country, a high-speed train is overrun by a swarm of frenzied zombies.  Seok-woo, a divorced city trader, and his  young daughter Su-an are on the train battling the Zombies.

KOREAN/THAI/VIETNAMESE DVDS
 IRANIAN DVDS
TEHRAN TABOO

TEHRAN TABOO (15) 2017 IRAN SOOZANDEH, ALI £15.99
Animated drama in which a group of strangers with their own separate paths each take risks in order to break away from their oppressive lives in an Islamic society. A woman wants nothing more than to work despite the protests of her husband, a mother takes desperate measures to provide for her son and an aspiring musician attempts to release an album despite its contradictions of Islamic values. They must carry out their lives in secrecy if they are to both keep themselves alive and find happiness.

IRANIAN DVDS

Satyajit Ray Collection 3

THE SATYAJIT RAY COLLECTION: VOLUME 3 (PG)  INDIA  BENGALI £29.99

Three films from the final phase of the career of Indian master of cinema Satyajit Ray. Om Puri stars in ‘The Deliverance’ (1981), a critique of the Indian caste system, as Dukhi, an ‘untouchable’ who approaches the village Brahmin to ask him to suggest an auspicious date for his daughter’s upcoming wedding. The Brahmin promises to do this in exchange for Dukhi performing some household chores for him.

But the chores prove too much for Dukhi, who dies before they are completed. ‘The Home and the World’ (1984) explores the relationship between a woman (Swatilekha Sengupta), her husband (Victor Banerjee) and his best friend (Soumitra Chatterjee) in the chaotic aftermath of the partitioning of Bengal into Muslim and Hindu states. ‘The Public Enemy’ (1990), an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play ‘An Enemy of the People’, depicts the deep-rooted superstition and ignorance that give rise to conflict in a small Indian town.

INDIAN/PAKISTANI/BANGLADESHI/NEPALI DVDS
 BRITISH CINEMA ON DVD
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DARKEST HOUR (PG)  2017 WRIGHT,  JOE  (5053083145415)  £19.99

  Gary Oldman plays British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a crucial junction in  World War II.

BRITISH CINEMA ON DVD
 DOCUMENTARIES ON DVDS

Through Lottes Lens

THROUGH LOTTE'S LENS - THE STORY OF THE HITLER ÉMIGRÉS (E) 2018 BRITTEN, TONY £12.99
Told through the portal of Austrian portrait photographer; Lotte Meitner-Graf, we find out about ‘Hitler Émigrés’, the refugees – mainly Jewish who escaped the Nazi regime in the 1930s and found refuge in the UK.

Although many of the German speaking Jewish refugees where interned on the Isle of Man after war broke out in 1939, they eventual went on to enrich the cultural, political and scientific landscape of Post war Britain with a shared a belief in the power of democracy and a loyalty to the country that had welcomed them.

DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD
 LITERATURE ON DVD
Journeys End

JOURNEY'S END (12) 2017   DIBB, SAUL   £16.99
Set during WWI and adapted from the R. C. Sherriff's play, the film follows new recruit Raleigh who  joins up with his prospective brother-in-law Captain Stanhope. The officers  do their best to keep up moral of the company, all the while knowing the regiment could be sent out into the field at any time with no reinforcements and little hope of survival.

LITERATURE ON DVD
 NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS ON DVDS

I Am Not a Witch

I AM NOT A WITCH (12A) 2017 ZAMBIA RUNGANO, NYONI £12.99
This Zambian film contains elements of magical realist drama, deadpan satire and feminist allegory. Nine-year-old Zambian Shula is exiled to a witch camp after one of her fellow villagers claims she is a witch. At the camp local official decides she is his little witch and parades her around local TV stations, lining his pockets with any fees.

NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE DVDS
 

NEW EUROPEAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, HISTORY AND CULTURAL BOOKS

NEW EUROPEAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, HISTORY AND CULTURAL BOOKS






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