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NEW RELEASES 2017

BORDER (12)  2013 SYRIA/ITALY  CREMONINI, ALESSIO IN ARABIC £9.99
    Independent drama, which casts first-time Syrian born  actors  Sara El Debuch  and Dana Keilani, as two devout Muslims sister living in Syria and who are forced to flee to Turkey with the aid of a friend.
CLASH (15) 2016 EGYPT    DIAB, MOHAMED   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
Set entirely in the back of a police van which is transferring demonstrators and journalists from different political and social backgrounds through the streets of Cairo while the city is in turmoil as the  civil war unfolding around them.  As they transverse the city the occupants of the van  begin to clash as their political and religious beliefs become known.
INSYRIATED (15) 2017 SYRIA LEEUW, VAN PHILIPPE  £12.99
   Tense film about life in war torn Damascus, as a mother attempts to keep her family safe in their apartment as war rages outside and a sniper bullet threats anyone who ventures outside.
THROUGH THE WALL (U) 2016 ISRAEL BURSHTEIN, RAMA £15.99
Heartwarming romantic comedy about an orthodox Jew, Michal,  as she desperately searches for a husband after her intended pulls out of marriage.
TRAMONTANE (U) 2016 LEBANON BOULGHOURJIAN,   VATCHE £13.99
     Blind singer Rabih Ralek finds out that his identity card and set sets off on a journey to discover his true identity. Rabih meets a variety of different characters and listens to the stories of their lives as he desperately searches for any fragment of truth about his own.

NEW RELEASES 2015-6

A FLICKERING TRUTH (12A) 2015 AFGHANISTAN BRETTKELLY, PIETRA £19.99  
  This Dari-language documentary follows a group of Afghan film enthusiasts as they attempt to recover over 8000 hours of film footage which had been concealed during Taliban rule.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1916 SENEGAL  SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH  £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl' (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers. Upon arrival in France, her  relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid.

The short 'Sarret' (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
Sembène's directional debut, the short Borom Sarret, was the first ever indigenous black African film. An allegorical tale exploring poverty and inequality, it follows the difficult life of a hard-up cart driver in Dakar.
CHEVALIER (18) 2015 GREECE  TSANGARI, ATHINA RACHEL £19.99
  Greek comedy following six men who decide to play a game while on a fishing trip in the Aegean Sea. To play the game the men score each other on their abilities and achievements and the winner will be deemed 'the best of everything'.
THE CUT (15) 20104  AKIN, FATIH   £17.99
   Set in the  Armenian Genocide of 1915 a man manages to survive the massacres but loses his family and his faith in the process until he  discovers that his two daughters might also have survived and heads to  America  searching for them.  In Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish, English
DIFRET (12A) 2014 ETHIOPIA   MEHARI,  ZERESENAY IN AMHARIC £17.99
    Based on a true story of a  14-year-old girl who is kidnapped to marry but kills her intended husband. In the ensuing court case she argues self-defence, but will this be accepted in by the  court when abduction into marriage is  a tradition in the country.
FETIH 1453 (15) 2012 TURKEY   AKSOY, FARUK   £15.99
 Historical drama about the Ottoman Empire's siege on Constantinople in 1453.
FROM A TO B (12) 2014 UEA  MOSTAFA, ALI F.   £15.99
  Comedy drama in which three estranged friends go on a road trip 
from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in honour of their deceased friend and to rediscover their lost friendship.
KINETTA (15) 2005  GREECE LANTHIMOS, YORGOS   £12.99
 A local police detective of a run-down coastal town as he enlists the help of a photographer and a hotel maid to try and get to the bottom of a series of murders.
MUSTANG (15) 2015 TURKEY  ERGÜVEN, DENIZ GAMZE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Five orphaned sisters living in a remote Turkish village become part of a  scandal after an innocent trip to the beach with some of their male classmates. 
NEXT TO HER (15) 2014 ISRAEL  KORMAN, ASAF IN HEBREW £15.99
   After being abandoned by their mother, 27-year-old Rachel (Ben-Shlush) becomes the full-time carer for her younger sister Gabby (Dana Ivgy), who has severe learning difficulties.  However when Rachel finds romance, she has to find a way to break the co-dependence between the two sisters.
THE PIRATE (12) 2012  GREECE SMARAGDIS, YANNIS   £15.99
   Historical adventure based on the life of Ioannis Varvakis, a key figure in the Greek War of Independence.
RATTLE THE CAGE (18) 2015 UEA   MAJID AL ANSARI   £19.99
 Thriller set in the United Arab Emirates.
THEEB (15) 2014 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  NAJI ABU NOWAR    £15.99  
   First World War adventure film set in the Ottoman province of Hejaz, where a  young Bedouin orphans Theeb and his older brother  embark on a perilous journey across the desert to take an English soldier and his Arabian guide to a well near an Ottoman train track. 
WINTER SLEEP (15) 2014 TURKEY CEYLAN,NURI BILGE   £15.99
   Aydin  is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself 
to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and 
wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.
XENIA (15) 2014 GREECE    KOUTRAS,  PANOS H.   £15.99
   Gay 16 year-old Danny (Kostas Nikouli) leaves  Crete to visit his older brother Odysseas (Nikos Gelia) in Athens and the pair embark on a cross-country road trip to find their estranged wealthy father, who abandoned them as infants.

AFRICA DVDS 


A SCREAMING MAN (PG) 2010 CHAD    HAROUN, MAHAMAT-SALEH    £15.99
    Adam is a one-time swimming champion who now, in his mid-fifties, works as swimming pool manager at a hotel. His life is turned 
upside down when the hotel is taken over by new owners who make Adam redundant and give the job to his son Abdel
ABOUNA (PG)  CHAD 2002  HARBOUN, MAHAMAT-SALEH     £19.99
 Two brothers undertake a momentous journey to find their father
AMANDLA - A REVOLUTION IN FOUR PART HARMONY (12) SOUTH AFRICA 2002  HIRSCH, LEE   £22.99
 Film looks at how music played a role in the South African struggle.

THE ATHLETE (PG)  2009    FRANKEL, D/LAKEW, R    £15.99
   
Biographical feature drama about Ethiopian sportsman Abebe Bikila. who becomes a world sensation when he runs 
barefoot to win Olympic gold in the Rome marathon in 1960, and, four years later in Tokyo, becomes the first person ever to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the marathon. Soon after this, however, a car accident leaves him paralysed from the waist down and unable to walk.
BAMAKO (PG)    MALI   2006   SISSAKO, ABDERRAHMANE IN FRENCH   £19.99 
 
African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF whom they blame for Africa’s woes in this blend of drama and documentary.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1916 SENEGAL  SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH  £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl' (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers. Upon arrival in France, her  relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid.

The short 'Sarret' (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
Sembène's directional debut, the short Borom Sarret, was the first ever indigenous black African film. An allegorical tale exploring poverty and inequality, it follows the difficult life of a hard-up cart driver in Dakar.
CATCH A FIRE (12)  SOUTH AFRICA    2006  NOYCE, PHILLIP    £19.99 
 A middle-class black South African is radicalised after his family is wrongly accused of  terrorism.

CUBA: AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY (E) 2007  TAHRI, JIHAN EL         £24.99
   
From 1961 to 1991, Africa was the battleground for a war between four competing and opposing interests: the Soviet Union
 which sought to extend its influence; the U.S. who were intent on capturing Africa's natural resources; former European colonial empires; and young African nations trying to defend their newly-won independence. Called on to help these new nations in their revolutionary struggle, Cuba played a central, yet little known, role in supporting African national liberation.
DARATT  (15) 2006 CHAD  HAROUN, MAHAMAT-SALEH IN FRENCH     £19.99
 After a 41 year civil war, the government grants an  amnesty to  war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders 
his  16 year old grandson,  Atim,  to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. 
DIFRET (12A) 2014 ETHIOPIA   MEHARI,  ZERESENAY IN AMHARIC £17.99
    Based on a true story of a  14-year-old girl who is kidnapped to marry but kills her intended husband. In the ensuing court case she argues self-defence, but will this be accepted in by the  court when abduction into marriage is  a tradition in the country.
ENDURANCE (U) 1999            WOODHEAD, L/GREENSPAN, B
  
  Dramatisation of the life of the Ethiopian long distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie. Gebrselassie has won two Olympic gold 
medals, numerous marathons and broken over 27 world records over the course of a glittering career. His achievements are made all the more remarkable by his humble beginnings.
FINAL SOLUTION (TBA) 2001 SOUTH AFRICA  KRUSEN, CRISTOBAL    £17.99
  
  South African drama follows a young white man who has grown up believing blacks to be an inferior race. He decides he must help 
rid his country of its native Africans but gradually realises he is in the wrong with the help of college student Celeste.
THE FIRST GRADER (12) 2010     CHADWICK, JUSTIN    £17.99
  
  Heartwarming tale based on a true story. Set in a remote mountain village in Kenya, the film tells the story of 84-year-old former 
Mau Mau freedom fighter Maruge (Oliver Litondo) and his determination to learn how to read and write.
GOODBYE BAFANA (15)  SOUTH AFRICA 2007   AUGUST, BILLE      £15.99  
 True story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered when he guarded Nelson Mandela for twenty years.
HIJACK STORIES (15) 2000  SOUTH AFRICA    SCHMITZ, OLIVER       £15.99
 Two old Soweto school friends, one a wealthy actor the other a gangster paths cross again as the actor researches a part for a TV role.

MAMA AFRICA (U) 2011  £15.99
 
   Documentary on the life of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba. Makeba, known affectionately as Mama Africa, helped 
popularise African music worldwide and achieved particular success in America, winning a Grammy Award 
NELIO'S STORY (15) 1997     NORDLUND,  SOLVEIG   IN PORTUGUESE    £15.99
  
  Drama based on the novel 'Chronicler of the Winds' by Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell. In the Mozambique capital Maputo, 
a baker called Jose finds a street urchin lying wounded in the deserted theatre next to his bakery. It turns out that Nelio has lost his entire family in the civil war. Refusing medical treatment, the boy instead asks for sanctuary and proceeds to tell the terrible and eventful tale of his past.
NIGHT OF TRUTH (18) 2002  BURKINA FASO    IN FRENCH   FANTA REGINA NACRO     £19.99
 The film was conceived in memory of Fanta Nacro’s uncle, accused of inciting a coup, and who was murdered in a 
horrifically brutal way.
SISTERS IN LAW (12) 2006  CAMEROON   LONGINOTTO, K /  AYISI, F.        £19.99
 An award-winning film  focusing on justice in the Muslim village of Kumba Town.
SKIN (12A) 2008   SOUTH AFRICA  ANTHONY FABIAN £12.99
 Drama based on the true story of Sandra Laing, a black girl born to two white Afrikaaner parents in South Africa during the
 apartheid era. A genetic throwback to the mixed blood of previous generations of her family, Sophie's skin colour causes problems for her bigoted father.
SLEEPWALKING LAND (12) 2007PRATA, TERESA    IN PORTUGESE    £15.99
  
  In Teresa Prata's haunting drama, a lost boy embarks on a quest to find his missing parents in post-war Mozambique. 
After the desolation of the civil war during the 1990s, Muidinga finds himself alone. Discovering a diary beside a roadside corpse, he learns of a woman on a ship who is searching  for her lost son.
SON OF MAN (12) 2006  SOUTH AFRICA   DORNFORD-MAY, MARK  £14.99
 Life of Jesus and transposes it to contemporary southern Africa.

SOUNDS OF SAND (12) 2006        HANSEL, MARION    £14.99
   
An African family sets out across the desert to find a new life.

TSOTSI  (15) 2005 SOUTH AFRICA  HOOD, GAVIN  IN AFRIKAANS, ZULU  £19.99   
 Oscar winning film about a young gang member whose life is changed when he steals a car and accidentally 
kidnaps a baby.
TOWN OF RUNNERS (E) 2012        ROTHWELL, JERRY    £14.99
   
Documentary telling the story of two young girls from a small town in rural Ethiopia as they attempt to run their way into 
a different life. Narrated by their friend Biruk, the film follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. By depicting their struggle, the film gives an insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians and the delicate balance they tread between tradition and the modern world.
VIVA RIVA (15) CONGO    MUNGA,  DJO     IN FRENCH/ LINGALA    £19.99
    The debut feature of Congolese film maker in this  explosive drama set in the backstreets of Kinshasa.

WAITING FOR HAPPINESS (U) MAURTANIA 2002 SISSAKO, ABDERRAHMANE    £19.99
  Poignant film about the conflict between progress and tradition.

WHITE MISCHIEF (15) 1987 UK  RADFORD, MICHAEL    £9.99
    Adaptation of the book by James Fox, based on a true story, which portrays life in British Colonial Africa 
between the wars.
THE WORLD UNSEEN (12) 2007 SOUTH AFRICA  SARIF, SHAMIM  £19.99
 Romantic drama set in South Africa in the early 1950s, the beginning of the apartheid era. Two very different women 
of Indian origin, timid housewife Miriam and the outspoken and headstrong Amina, meet and fall in love despite outrage and disapproval from those around them.

ARABIC/NORTH AFRICAN DVDS

 
AHLAAM (15) 2005 IRAQ  DARADJI,MOHAMED AL    £14.99
    Set in a Baghdad psychiatric hospital destroyed during the American bombing in 2003, the film tells the story of a young 
doctor and two of the asylum's patients whose harrowing stories are told in flashback. 
AZUR AND ASMAR-THE PRINCES' QUEST (U) 2006 ARABIC OCELOT, M. £15.99
 Animated adventure tells the story of two boys brought up as brothers. Azur is the blonde, blued-eyed son of a noblewoman, 
and Asmar is the dark-haired, dark-eyed son of the nurse.
BORDER (12)  2013 SYRIA/ITALY  CREMONINI, ALESSIO IN ARABIC £9.99
   Independent drama, which casts first-time Syrian born  actors  Sara El Debuch  and Dana Keilani, as two devout Muslims sister living in Syria and who are forced to flee to Turkey with the aid of a friend.
CARAMEL (PG) 2007 LEBANON   LABAKI,  NADINE     £19.99
 Comedy-drama about  a group of women who meet  in a Beirut beauty parlour.

CITY OF LIFE (15) 2009     UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  MOSTAFA, ALI F     ENGLISH / ARABIC / HINDI        £12.99
 
   First-time director Ali F. Mostafa helms this multi-narrative urban drama set in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. 
The film follows three main characters - young Emirati Faisal (Saoud Al Kaabi), who is struggling to find his identity in society, Indian-born taxi driver Basu (Sonu Sood), who dreams of becoming a Bollywood film star, and lonely Romanian ballet dancer turned air hostess Natalia Moldovan (Alexandra Maria Lara) - whose lives, among others, converge and collide in the ever-changing cultural melting pot of Dubai.
CLASH (15) 2016 EGYPT    DIAB, MOHAMED   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
Set entirely in the back of a police van which is transferring demonstrators and journalists from different political and social backgrounds through the streets of Cairo while the city is in turmoil as the  civil war unfolding around them.  As they transverse the city the occupants of the van  begin to clash as their political and religious beliefs become known.
FROM A TO B (12) 2014 UEA  MOSTAFA, ALI F.   £15.99
  Comedy drama in which three estranged friends go on a road trip 
from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in honour of their deceased friend and to rediscover their lost friendship.
INSYRIATED (15) 2017 SYRIA LEEUW, VAN PHILIPPE  £12.99
   Tense film about life in war torn Damascus, as a mother attempts to keep her family safe in their apartment as war rages outside and a sniper bullet threats anyone who ventures outside.
KELTOUMS DAUGHTER (12) 2002  ALGIERA  CHAREF, MEHDI     ARABIC/FRENCH    £12.99
 Woman returns to her place of birth in rural Algeria in an attempt to discover why her mother abandoned her.

THE LEBANESE ROCKET SOCIETY (PG) 2012    JOANA HADJITHOMAS, J/ JOREIGE, K. £17.99
  
  Beirut-based documentary-makers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige uncover the little known history of Lebanon's space programme. 
RATTLE THE CAGE (18) 2015 UEA   MAJID AL ANSARI   £19.99
 Thriller set in the United Arab Emirates.
SON OF BABYLON (12) 2010    IRAQ    MOHAMED AL DARADJI        £15.99
    Road movie drama set in battered post-war Iraq.

THE SOURCE/LA SOURCE DES FEMMES (15)   2011  ARABIC  MIHAILEANU, RADU      £15.99   
 
   'Battle of the sexes' comedy drama set in a remote North African village. The women who do all the work in the 
village while the menfolk lounge around in the shade drinking tea and playing cards. The newly-married Leila starts  a mutiny among the women when she proposes that the women withhold sexual favours until something is done to improve the situation.
THE SQUARE (15) 2013 EGYPT  NOUJAIM,  JEHANE £17.99
    Academy Award-nominated documentary following the events of the Egyptian Revolution.
THE STRING (15) 2009 TUNISIA        ATTIA, MEHDI BEN     £15.99
   
When his father dies, Malik returns home to Tunisia after living in France where he felt he could be openly gay. His mother is
 unaware of his sexuality until she finds him with another man. Shocked and angry she is unable to come to terms with the situation.
TRAMONTANE (U) 2016 LEBANON BOULGHOURJIAN,   VATCHE £13.99
     Blind singer Rabih Ralek finds out that his identity card and set sets off on a journey to discover his true identity. Rabih meets a variety of different characters and listens to the stories of their lives as he desperately searches for any fragment of truth about his own.
THEEB (15) 2014 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  NAJI ABU NOWAR    £15.99  
   First World War adventure film set in the Ottoman province of Hejaz, where a  young Bedouin orphans Theeb and his older brother  embark on a perilous journey across the desert to take an English soldier and his Arabian guide to a well near an Ottoman train track. 
UNDER THE BOMBS  (15) 2007 LEBANON   ARACTINGI, PHILIPPE       £19.99
 Set during the Lebanese-Israeli conflict of  2006 ,  a  woman frantically searches for her lost child.
WADJDA (PG) 2012 SAUDI ARABIA  AL-MANSOUR, HAIFAA     
    DVD -  £17.99   BLU RAY - £23.99

    Living within a conservative suburb of Riyadh, fun-loving eleven-year-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) has her heart 
set on a green bicycle so that she can beat the boys in their neighbourhood races. But when her mother forbids it, anticipating a reaction from a society that disapproves of women riding bicycles, an enterprising Wadjda decides to raise the money herself by entering a local Qur'an-reading competition that offers a cash prize.
THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE  ALBO, KARIN U    IN ARABIC & FRENCH£15.99
    Drama set during World War Two, following two women who try to maintain their friendship under difficult circumstances. 
Nour and Myriam, an Arab and a Jew who have been best pals since childhood, find their lives in turmoil as the Nazis gain control over Tunis.
WHEN I SAW YOU (12) 2012 JORDAN    JACIR,ANNEMARIE   £15.99
Coming-of-age drama traces the story of Tarek (Mahmoud Asfa), a young boy caught up in a Middle Eastern war who embarks on a journey of self-discovery.
WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (12) 2011 LEBANON LABAKI, NADINE £15.99
Lebanese comedy drama about a group of women who resort to unorthodox methods in a bid to ease religious tensions in their village.
WINTER OF DISCONTENT (15) 2012 EGYPT    EL-BATOUT, IBRAHIM   £15.99
   
Egyptian political drama set against the backdrop of the January 2011 revolution. Told in a series of flashbacks, the film 
highlights the troubles the Egyptian people were forced to deal with under President Mubarak's reign through the eyes of politically motivated whistleblower Amr (Amr Waked).
WEST BEIRUT (15)  LEBANON 1998  DOUEIRI, ZIAD    £15.99
 Film about a teenager in war torn Beirut in 1975. 

YACOUBIAN BUILDING (15)    EGYPT 2006   HAMED, MARWAN    £19.99
 Adaptation of Dr Alaa Al Aswany’s novel which embodies every aspect of life in Cairo.

GREEK DVDS 


A TOUCH OF SPICE (PG) 2003 GREECE    BOULMETIS, TASSOS    £19.99
   
Greek drama about a young boy  growing up in Costantinopolis, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher 
and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little spice to give them flavour. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he returns to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather only to realise that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.
ALPS (15) 2011 GREECE        LANTHIMOS, GIORGOS        £15.99
   
Psychological drama about a self-formed group of therapists who impersonate the recently deceased to help 
their clients through the grieving process.
ATTENBERG (18) 2010 GREECE    TSANGARI  £15.99
   
Offbeat  Greek  coming-of-age drama.

BEEKEEPER (18) GREECE 1986  ANGELOPOULOS, THEO     £15.99   
   
Spyros, a schoolmaster of late middle-age who, like his father before him, is also a beekeeper. Disenchanted and unfulfilled by his life, Spyros takes leave of his wife and grown children to embark on a solitary journey in search of the emerging springtime flowers for his cherished beehives.
CHEVALIER (18) 2015 GREECE  TSANGARI, ATHINA RACHEL £19.99
  Greek comedy following six men who decide to play a game while on a fishing trip in the Aegean Sea. To play the game the men score each other on their abilities and achievements and the winner will be deemed 'the best of everything'.
DIVINE INTERVENTION (15) PALASTINE 2002  SULEIMAN, ELIA    £19.99
 Spectacular fantasy about the conflict in the Middle East.

DOGTOOTH (18)  GREECE 2009   GIORGOS LANTHIMOS            £15.99
 
   Blackly comic Greek psychodrama. Mama and Papa  have created a surreal self-styled utopia for their three children 
within their secluded compound walls  around them.
THE DUST OF TIME (15) 2008 GREECE   ANGELOPOULOS,   THEO     £19.99
   
Acclaimed Greek director s second installment of the trilogy that began with 2004 s The Weeping Meadow . An American film 
director of Greek ancestry is making a film that tells his story and that of his parents. It is an epic tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the US and journeys into the events of the latter half of the 20th Century.
FROM THE EDGE OF THE CITY (18)    GIANNARIS, CONSTANTINE   IN GREEK & RUSSIAN   £16.99
 Hard hitting film about a group of Pontian immigrants from the former USSR returning after centuries back to their Greek motherland.
KINETTA (15) 2005  GREECE LANTHIMOS, YORGOS   £12.99
 A local police detective of a run-down coastal town as he enlists the help of a photographer and a hotel maid to try and get to the bottom of a series of murders.
MISS VIOLENCE (18) 2013  GREECE   AVRANAS, ALEXANDROS   £17.99
    On Angeliki’s eleventh birthday she jumps to her death.  The family insists that it was nothing more than a tragic accident. What is the family hiding? What secrets did Angeliki take with her?
THE PIRATE (12) 2012  GREECE SMARAGDIS, YANNIS   £15.99
   Historical adventure based on the life of Ioannis Varvakis, a key figure in the Greek War of Independence.
THE THEO ANGELOPOULOS COLLECTION VOL 1 (4 DISCS) (15)         £49.99
    Contains the following films by Greece’s most celebrated filmmaker Reconstruction (1970) Days of ‘36 (1972) 
The Travelling Players (1975) and The Hunters (1977)
THE THEO ANGELOPOULOS COLLECTION VOL 2 (4 DISCS) (15)         £49.99
 
   Contains Alexander the Great (1980), Voyage to Cythera (1984), The Beekeeper (1986) and Landscape in the Mist (1988).

THE THEO ANGELOPOULOS COLLECTION VOL 3  (4 DISCS) (15)       £49.99
   
Features 'Ulysses' Gaze' (1995),  'Eternity and a Day' (1998),'The Weeping Meadow' (2004) and  'The Dust of Time' (2008)

TRILOGY - THE WEEPING MEADOW (PG) 2003 GREECE   ANGELOPOULOS,   THEO     £19.99
 This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos’ trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some Greek
refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki.

UNDER THE STARS (15) 2001 GREECE        GEORGIOU, CHRISTOS    £12.99
    Road trip drama set in the aftermath of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus in 1974. As a young man, Greek Cypriot Loukas 
survived the invasion, but he has never overcome his painful memories of it. Now, a quarter of a century later, he lives a reclusive life in the divided city of Nicosia on the border between the Turkish and Greek territories.
XENIA (15) 2014 GREECE    KOUTRAS,  PANOS H.   £15.99
   Gay 16 year-old Danny (Kostas Nikouli) leaves  Crete to visit his older brother Odysseas (Nikos Gelia) in Athens and the pair embark on a cross-country road trip to find their estranged wealthy father, who abandoned them as infants.

ALBANIAN/MACEDONIAN DVDS 


BORDER POST (15) 2006 MACEDONIA  GRLIC, RAJKO    £12.99
  
  Balkan comedy of errors, as a border guard invents a conflict in order to avoid facing the music from his wife.
DUST (18) 2001    MANCHEVSKI, MILCHO        £12.99
 
   An epic Western that spans centuries, countries and lifetimes.  Luke travels alone to Europe and finds himself settling in 
Macedonia where he becomes a ruthless mercenary fighting with the local resistance against the Turks. However, the revolution takes on a personal face when he discovers that his brother Elijah has been hired as a gun by the enemy.
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (12A) 2011  ALBANIAN    MARSTON,  JOSHUA£15.99
  
  Drama set in modern-day Albania about a teenager who  is forced to quit school and take over her father's bread 
delivery service after a family disagreement with a neighbour escalates into a blood feud.

PALESTINIAN/ISRAELI DVDS 


A WORLD NOT OURS (E) 2012        FLEIFEL, MAHDI        £14.99
   
Director Mahdi Fleifel  spent much of his childhood in the Palestinian refugee camp
Ain el-Helweh. before moving to Denmark with his family, but has returned on many occasions. From a young age he has been capturing life at Ain el-Helweh by recording a video diary in which he talks to those who reside there including his friend Abu Eyad.
ATASH (12)  PALESTINE/ISRAEL   2004   TAWFIK  ABU WAEL ARABIC   £19.99
 Family, ruled by a tyrannical father, have their  instinct for freedom  awakened by
the building of a water pipeline.

BEAUFORT (15)  2007  ISRAEL    CEDAR, JOSEPH    £19.99
 
Award winning Israeli war film that tells the story of  a young  commander who is left with his troops to defend the 
 Twelfth Century crusader fort of Beaufort prior to Israel’s pull-out from Lebanon in 2000.
BROKEN WINGS (15) ISRAEL 2002 BERGMAN, NIR     £19.99
 Award winning family drama.
BUBBLE (15) 2006 ARABIC/HEBREW  FOX, EYTAN £19.99
 When three roommates living in Tel Aviv's hippest neighbourhood try to help one of their own connect with a Palestinian 
love interest, they are unprepared for how quickly the safe bubble they've been living in bursts.
CLOSE TO HOME (15)  ISRAEL   2005 HAGAR, D / BILU, V   £19.99 
 Two  18 year olds a thrown together as they are assigned the task of patrolling the streets of Jerusalem as part of 
their military service.
EYES WIDE OPEN (15) 2009    ISRAEL     TABAKMAN,  HAIM.    £15.99
    An ultra-orthodox Jew and father of four living in Jerusalem who takes over the family kosher butcher shop following
 the death of his father. His quiet, deeply religious world is turned upside down with the arrival of handsome young Yeshiva student Ezri, who comes to work in the shop and takes lodgings with Aaron's family.
FILL THE VOID (U) 2012 ISRAEL  BURSHSTEIN,  RAMA IN HEBREW
    DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
   
When Esther (Renana Raz), the eldest daughter of an Orthodox Hassidic family, dies during the birth of her first child, 
plans for her younger sister Shira (Hadas Yaron)'s marriage are put on hold while the family grieve for their loss. Yochay (Yiftach Klein), the child's father, decides to leave Tel Aviv for Belgium to start a new life with another woman but Esther's mother is determined not to lose her only grandchild and demands that Yochay marry Shira in order to keep the family together.
FREE ZONE  (15) 2005 FRANCE    GITAI, AMOS  IN HEBREW/ARABIC    £14.99
 
Three women travel to the Free Zone,  an ungoverned economic area in Jordan,  to pick up a debt.
JAMES' JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM (PG) 2003 ISRAEL  ALEXANDROWICZ, RA'ANAN    £15.99
    Israeli comedy drama starring Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe as James, a black South African who decides to go on a pilgrimage 
to the holy city of Jerusalem. However, when he arrives in Israel, the authorities suspect him of trying to infiltrate the country in order to work illegally and put him  in prison. Languishing in his cell awaiting deportation, James sees everything as a test of his faith.
KIPPUR (15) 2000 ISRAEL    GITAI,  AMOS   £15.99
   
War drama based on Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's personal experiences in the 1973 Yom Kippur war..

LEMON TREE (PG) 2008    RIKLIS, ERAN     £19.99
   
Drama based on the true story of Salma, a Palestinian widow who has lived on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank for decades. When the new Israeli Defense Minister moves in next door to Salma, the Israeli security forces declare her lemon grove a threat to the minister's safety and issue orders to have it uprooted. But the security forces have not reckoned on the grit and determination of the widow, who engages young Palestinian lawyer Ziad Daud and takes her case all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court in her attempt to try and save her trees.
MIRAL (15) 2010   SCHNABEL, JULIAN IN ENGLISH, HEBREW & ARABIC £19.99
Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) sets up an orphanage following the partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 that soon becomes home to almost 2,000 children. Seven-year-old Miral (Freida Pinto) ends up in the orphanage following her mother's death.

Brought up there in an atmosphere of peace and stability, she is unaware of the troubles that surround her until she goes to teach at a refugee camp at the age of 17. There, she finds herself torn between the fight for the future of her people and Mama Hind's belief that education is the only possible route to peace.
MY FATHER MY LORD (PG) ISRAEL 2007   VOLACH, DAVID    £15.99   
    Understated Israeli drama studying the family life of ultra-orthodox rabbi Abraham Eidelmann (Assi Dayan). 
NEXT TO HER (15) 2014 ISRAEL  KORMAN, ASAF IN HEBREW £15.99
   After being abandoned by their mother, 27-year-old Rachel (Ben-Shlush) becomes the full-time carer for her younger sister Gabby (Dana Ivgy), who has severe learning difficulties.  However when Rachel finds romance, she has to find a way to break the co-dependence between the two sisters.
NINA'S TRAGEDIES (15) 2003 ISRAEL GAVISON, SAVI   £19.99
 An interlocking series of stories all observed or heard about by 14-year-old Nadav.
OMAR (15) 2013   PALESTINE       ABU-ASSAD,  HANY   IN ARABIC AND  HEBREW   DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - £21.99
   Palestinian thriller set in occupied Palestine. Omar a sensitive young baker who is in love with Nadia and must face painful choices about life and manhood.
PARADISE NOW (15) 2005  PALESTINE ABU-ASSAD,  HANY   IN ENGLISH   £17.99     
   This Oscar nominated film focus on their last days together of two Palestinian childhood friends who have been 
recruited for a suicide atta ckon Tel Aviv
PRISONERS OF WAR: SERIES 1(15) 2009  ISRAEL   RAFF, GIDEON        £40.99
    The first series of the Israeli drama, which inspired the US drama, 'Homeland’,  follows the return to their 
homeland of three Israeli soldiers who were held hostage in Lebanon for 17 years.
PRISONERS OF WAR: SERIES (15) 2009 ISRAEL      £29.99     
    All 14 episodes from the second series of the Israeli drama which inspired the US series  'Homeland'. 

PRIVATE (15) 2004 ITALY  IN ARABIC/HEBREW COSTANZO,  SAVERIO    £19.99
 Drama based on the true story of a forced occupation of a Palestinian house by Israeli soldiers.
ROUTE 181 - FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY IN PALESTINE-ISRAEL (15) 2003 ISRAEL-PALESTINE     FOUR DISC BOX SET   £35.99 
 A documentary which films along the partition line drawn up by the UN Resolution 181 that
was to separate the Jews and Arabs of Palestine. 
THROUGH THE WALL (U) 2016 ISRAEL BURSHTEIN, RAMA £15.99
Heartwarming romantic comedy about an orthodox Jew, Michal,  as she desperately searches for a husband after her intended pulls out of marriage.
TIME THAT REMAINS (15) ISRAEL 2009    SULEIMAN, ELIA    £19.99
   
Drama set against the backdrop of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

USHPIZIN (PG) 2004 ISRAEL    DAR, GIDDI        £19.99
    This award-winning drama looks at the daily lives of ultra-Orthodox Jews learning, living and loving in modern-day Israel. Following the story of a family facing hardships, they must rely on their faith for miracles to happen during the holiday season.
WALL (PG) 2004   ISRAEL     BITTON,  SIMONE  ARABIC / HEBREW   £19.99
 Simone Bitton documents the construction of the massive separation barrier being built in Israel.

YOSSI AND JAGGER (15) 2002 ISRAEL HEBREW    £19.99
 Military conscripts Yossi and Jaguar are soldiers in love - but secretly so, in this  tender drama.

TURKISH DVDS


BAL (HONEY) (PG)  TURKEY    KAPLANOGLU, SEMIH    £15.99
    Set in an isolated region in Northeast Turkey, six year old Yusuf slips into
deep into the forest to search for his missing father.
CLIMATES (15) 2006 TURKEY    CEYLAN, NURI BILGE    £19.99
    Existentialist Turkish drama about a disparate couple over three seasons of their life together.

CROSSING THE BRIDGE (12) TURKEY 2005 AKIN, FAITH   £19.99
 German  band Einstürzende Neubauten go on a search for the sound of  Istanbul.
THE CUT (15) 20104  AKIN, FATIH   £17.99
   Set in the  Armenian Genocide of 1915 a man manages to survive the massacres but loses his family and his faith in the process until he  discovers that his two daughters might also have survived and heads to  America  searching for them.  In Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish, English 
FETIH 1453 (15) 2012 TURKEY   AKSOY, FARUK   £15.99
 Historical drama about the Ottoman Empire's siege on Constantinople in 1453.
HOME (12) 2011 TURKEY    ÖZDEMIR,  MUZAFFER    £15.99
    An  architect returns to his hometown after many years, but when he arrives he finds it much changed and that 
technological advances are spoiling the environment he was once fond of.
KOSMOS (12A) TURKEY 2011    ERDEM,REHA        £15.99
   
Surrealist drama about Kosmos outsider who arrives in a remote town near the Armenian border of eastern Anatolia. As 
Kosmos finds his place among the townspeople, they realise that he is no ordinary man, but is in possession of otherworldly capacities and special powers that render him capable of solving people's problems and healing the sick.
KUMA (12) 2012    TURKEY        DAG, UMUT      £15.99
   
Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan, son of formidable 
mother Fatma.  However, what soon becomes apparent is that Ayse is to be second wife to Fatma’s husband.
MUSTANG (15) 2015 TURKEY  ERGÜVEN, DENIZ GAMZE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Five orphaned sisters living in a remote Turkish village become part of a  scandal after an innocent trip to the beach with some of their male classmates. 
MEN ON THE BRIDGE (15) 2009 TURKEY     OZGE, ASLI         £15.99
    Turkish documentary/drama hybrid telling the stories of three young men working on and around the Bosphorus Bridge 
in central Istanbul. 
NIGHT OF SILENCE (PG) 2012 TURKEY   ÇELIK, REIS    £15.99
    Film about  a newlywed couple struggling with the pressures of family tradition.

NURI BILGE CEYLAN: THE EARLY WORKS - KASABA/CLOUDS OF MAY (12) TURKEY    £24.99
  
  'Kasaba' (1998) follows the fortunes of a family living in an isolated Turkish town and  'Clouds of May' (2000) is a comedy drama about 
a film-maker (Muzaffer Ozdemir) returning from cosmopolitan Istanbul to his isolated hometown in order to make a film about his family.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (15) 2011 TURKEY  CEYLAN, NURI BILGE   £15.99
   
A group of men who set out to locate a dead body in the remote Anatolian steppes. As they travel the
 various back-stories of their troubled lives are subtly revealed.
THE YUSEF TRILOGY (PG) TURKEY    KAPLANOGLU, SEMIH     £23.99
   
Trilogy of films from the Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu following the life of Yusuf, a poet with strong connections 
to rural Turkey. Film included are - 'Yumurta' (2007), 'Sut' (2008) and  'Bal' (2010).
THREE MONKEYS (15) 2008 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE £19.99
 Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's film tells the story of a family blown apart by lies and non-communication.
TIMES AND WINDS  (E) 2006  TURKEY   ERDEM, REHA  £19.99
 Critically-acclaimed flim that follows the trials and tribulations of three friends living in a remote village in Turkey and on the verge of adolescence.
UZAK (15) 2003 TURKEY    CEYLAN, NURI BILGE        £19.99
  The life of a middle-aged photographer living and working in Istanbul is turned upside down when his young cousin Yusuf, 
a good-natured but insensitive country boy from a poor village background, come to stay with him
WINTER SLEEP (15) 2014 TURKEY  CEYLAN,NURI BILGE   £15.99
   Aydin  is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.


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