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NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2017

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.
ANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION (15) BLU RAY ONLY £109
 This Blu Ray only edition features -  Andrei Rublev, Solaris,Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan's Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.
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.
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.
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 an assassination, meets Z who then also comes across the other estranged twin.
THE PRESIDENT (15)  GEORGIA  2014  MAKHMALBAF,  MOHSEN (5055159278812) £15.99
  In this dark satire the people overthrown the 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.
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. 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
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. When 21-year-old student Aleksei enters the household, Natalya and Vera
compete for his affection.
YOU CAN'T ESCAPE LITHUANIA (18) 2016 LITHUANIAN   ZABARAUSKAS,  ROMAS   £15.99
  Actress, Indre murders her mother and 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.

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2016

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.
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.
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 AND OTHER WORKS (E) RUSSIA 1929 B/W   DZIGA  VERTOV     BLU RAY ONLY - 4 DISCS  -  £19.99
 The film catalogues a day in the life of a  modern Soviet city using many cinematic effects. Four disc set also includes Kino Eye  (1924), Kino Pravada No. 21 (1925), Enthusiasm and  (1931) and Three Songs About Lenin (1934).
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 in1999.  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.


 
        
    
 RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN BACK LIST  

RUSSIAN DVDS      

4  (CHETYRE)  (15) RUSSIA   2005  KHRJANOVSKY, ILYA       £19.99
 Two men and a woman meet in a Moscow bar and weave extravagant lies about their lives.
9TH COMPANY (15) POLAND 2005  BONDARCHUK,  FYODOR  IN RUSSIAN      £19.99
 Based on real life events the film recounts a year in the shared lives
of a group of young Soviet soldiers recruited to serve in Afghanistan.
100 DAYS BEFORE THE COMMAND (15) 1990 RUSSIA ERKENOV,  HUSSEIN   £14.99
 Follows two  raw recuits in their 100 days training before they become soldiers.
1612 (15) 2007 RUSSIA    KHOTINENKO, VLADIMIR    £12.99
   
Historical action-adventure.

ALAN YENTOB: THE TROUBLE WITH TOLSTOY (E) 2011    £19.99
   
Alan Yentob presents this two-part BBC documentary tracing the life and work of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and examining his artistic and political influence on his mother country. The episodes are 'At War With Himself' and 'In Search of Happiness'

ALEXANDER NEVSKY (PG) 1938 B/W  RUSSIA    EISENSTEIN,  SERGEI    £19.99  
 Sergei Eisenstein uses all his cinematic magic to tell  this epic tale of Prince Nevsky.
ALEXANDRA (PG)  2007 RUSSIA  SOKUROV, ALEXANDER  £19.99
 The film explores the enclosed all-male environment of a Russian troops in war torn Chechnya.
ALEXANDER NEVSKY (PG) 1938 RUSSIA  EISENSTEIN,  SERGEI     £19.99
 Film about Alexander Nevsky, a legendary hero, who led his people against the Teutonic Knights
during the early thirteenth century 
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. 
ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION (15)  RUSSIA   £59.99
   
Complete collection of directed works by the acclaimed Russian film maker -  Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Sacrifice, Nostalgia, Solaris  and The Mirror.
ANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION (15) BLU RAY ONLY £109
 This Blu Ray only edition features -  Andrei Rublev, Solaris,Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan's Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.
ANDREI TARKOVSKY COMPANION  (U) 19683-2000  RUSSIA      £24.99
 Three films about the work of the great Russian director. Features ‘One day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch’ by Chris Marker , ‘Moscow Elegy’ by Alexander Sokurov  and ‘Tempo di Viaggio’ by Andrei Tarkovsky & Tonino Guerra..
ARSENAL (PG) 1929  RUSSIA    DOVZHENKO, ALEKSANDR        £12.99
 
   Silent war drama about a soldier who  makes his way back home to Kiev. Here he  and his fellow Bolshevik soldiers revolt against the authorities and end up at a munitions base, preparing to fight for their city against the approaching nationalist White Army.
AS IF I AM NOT THERE (18)  WILSON, JUANITA    £14.99
   
Juanita Wilson directs this stark portrayal of a young woman's survival of the atrocities of the 1990s Bosnian War. Natasha Petrovic.
ASHIK KERIB (PG) 1988 RUSSIA  PARADJANOV, SERGEI        £19.99
 Visually stunning drama based on a Russian fable concerning the minstrel Ashik Kerib.
BALLAD OF A SOLDIER (PG)  1959 RUSSIA    CHUKHRAI, GRIGORI     £19.99
 Award winning and moving story set in World War Two.
BANISHMENT (PG) 2007  RUSSIA  ZVYAGINTSEVÙ,  ANDREY   £19.99
 Powerful story of a family who relocate from a bustling city to the tranquil surrounding of the family home in the country.
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. 
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'
BLACK SHEEP    (15) 2010 RUSSIA    CHEKALOV, SERGEY        £12.99
   
Russian WWII drama about a group of escaped prisoners' fight for survival. BLU RAY - £17.99

BROTHER (18)   2002  RUSSIA     BALABANOV, ALEKSEI     £19.99
 Chechen veteran moves to St Petersburg and becomes a mafia hitman.
BROTHER TWO (18)  2003  RUSSIA  BALABANOV, ALEKSEI      £19.99  
 Non-stop ride to the rotten heart of the black economy of Russia and the USA.
BURNT BY THE SUN (15) 1994  RUSSIA  MIKHALKOV, NIKITA       £15.99
 Written, directed and starring Russia’s leading film-maker, Nikita Mikhalkov.

BURNT BY THE SUN 2 (15)  2011  RUSSIAN    MIKHALKOV,  NIKITA    £19.99
    Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars in this two-part Russian war sequel to 'Burnt By the Sun' (1994). Told in two films, 'Exodus' (2010) and 'Citadel' (2011), and set during World War II, the story follows General Sergei Petrovich Kotov (Mikhalkov).
CHEKHOV COMEDY SHORTS (PG) 2010        £12.99
 Four one-act comic plays based on the works of Anton Chekhov. Screened by Sky Arts to coincide with the 150th
anniversary of Chekhov's birth, the plays feature the talent of comic actors including Steve Coogan, Julia Davis, Julian Barratt, Sheridan Smith, Mathew Horne, Philip Jackson, Mackenzie Crook and Johnny Vegas. Plays are: 'The Proposal', 'The Dangers of Tobacco', 'The Bear' and 'A Reluctant Tragic Hero'

CITADEL (15) 2011  RUSSIAN    MIKHALKOV,  NIKITA    £19.99
    Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars in the final part of his Russian war trilogy.
COME AND SEE (15) 1985   RUSSIA     KLIMOV, ELEM    £19.99 
 A boy is unwillingly thrust into the atrocities of war in WWII.
COMMISSAR  (PG)  1967   RUSSIA     ASKOLDOV,  ALEKSANDR  £19.99
 Pregnant Red Army cavalry commissar  stays with a poor Jewish family to give birth.
THE CONCERT (15) 2009 RUSSIA        MIHAILEANU, RADU     £19.99
 
   Comedy drama about a conductor of the prestigious Bolshoi Orchestra who was sacked from the post 30 years previously for hiring Jewish musicians, and has worked in the menial role of janitor in the Bolshoi Theatre ever since. When he happens upon an invitation from Paris for the Bolshoi Orchestra to play there, he hijacks the gig and assembles his own motley team of musicians for a whirlwind three-day trip that they will never forget.

CONFESSION (E) 1998  RUSSIA    SOKUROV, ALEXANDE     £29.99 
 In a long night time journey punctuated by ghostly apparitions, Alexander Sokurov paints a moving human epic revealing the outlines of Russia’s historical destiny.
CRANES ARE FLYING (PG)  1957   RUSSIA     KALATOZOV, MIKHAIL    £19.99
 Award winning film about  two young lovers forced apart by World War Two.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT  (15) UK 2002  GOLAN, MENAHEM  IN ENGLISH      £5.99
 John Hurt stars in this film adaptation of Dostoevsky’s  novel.
CUCKOO   (12)  2002  RUSSIA      ROGOZHKIN, ALEXANDER          £19.99
 A dramatic anti-war romantic comedy set on the northern border between Russia and Finland during World War II 
DARK PLANET (15) 2009 RUSSIA FEDOR BONDARCHUK  £15.99
    In 2157 a spaceship  crash-lands on an unknown planet which seems similar to Earth some 100 years previous and is being torn apart by social problems and wars.
DAY WATCH (15) 2006 RUSSIA  BEKMAMBETOV,  TIMUR   £19.99
 Sequel to the fantasy-thriller  Night Watch.
DESTINY OF A MAN (PG)  RUSSIA 1959     BONDARCHUK, SERGEI     £19.99  
 Moving account of an ordinary Soviet citizen during the  Nazi invasion in WWII.
DERSU UZALA (U) 1975.RUSSIA   KUROSAWA, AKIRA  £22.99
 Filmed on the Pacific seaboard of the former USSR, the film explores the  relationship between  an ageing hunter and a soldier-explorer.
DESTINY OF A MAN (PG)  RUSSIA 1959     BONDARCHUK, SERGEI        £19.99
 Moving account of an ordinary Soviet citizen during the  Nazi invasion in WWII.
DON QUIXOTE (PG)  1957 RUSSIA    KOZINTSEV, GRIGORI         £9.99
   
Russian adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes classic .
EARTH (PG) 1930 RUSSIA DOVZHENKO, ALEXANDER £12.99
   
One of the last silent classics commissioned to promote the collectivisation of the Soviet rural economy, but its story of rural prosperity through technical progress takes a back seat to the incredible images that fill the screen in this great film poem, which is as much a paean to a pagan past as a depiction of the march of progress
EISENSTEIN COLLECTION  VOLUME 1 (15)  RUSSIA 1925-7      £59.99 
   
Features Strike, Battleship Potemkin and October.
EISENSTEIN COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 (PG)  RUSSIA 1937-58  EISENSTEIN, SERGEI  £59.99
   
  A second collection of films by Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. 'Bezhin Meadow' (1937) , . 'Alexander Nevsky' (1938),  'Ivan the Terrible Part I' (1944) and 'Ivan the Terrible Part II: The Boyars' Plot (1958).
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.
END OF ST PETERSBURG (PG) 1927 RUSSIA  B/W SILENT PUDOVKIN, VSEVOLOD £19.99    
 Film commissioned by the Soviet government puts a human face on the revolution and contains some extraordinary montages.
EXODUS (15) 2010 RUSSIA  MIKHALKOV,  NIKITA    £12.99
   
War drama set in Russia in 1941 as the Nazis begin their attempted invasion into a country already reeling from the violence of Stalin's purges. A sequel to director and star Nikita Mikhalkov's critically-acclaimed 1994 film 'Burnt By the Sun', the movie picks up the story of lead character General Kotov (Mikhalkov) in the gulag to which Stalin has condemned him. With his life spared by the Nazi invasion, Kotov finds himself fighting in the front lines amongst his brave but disorganised countrymen.

THE FALL OF THE ROMANOFF DYNASTY  (E) RUSSIA  1927  SHUB, ESFIR    £19.99   
 Documentary about the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. 
FATHER AND SON (U) 2003 RUSSIA   SOKUROV, ALEXANDER    £19.99
 A tale of the devoted loving bond between a father and his teenage son. 
GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE (12) 2013 RUSSIA PARKHOMENKO, PAVEL £12.99
   Historical drama retelling the story of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first human to journey into outer space in 1961.
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. 
HAMLET (U) 1964  RUSSIA        KOZINTSEV, GRIGORI        £12.99
 
   This renowned Russian version of the play ranks among the finest adaptations of Shakespeare on film
HARD TO BE A GOD (15) 2013 RUSSIA GERMAN,  ALEKSEY   DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  A  group of scientists travel to another planet similar to Earth but its civilisation hasn't progressed beyond their version of medieval feudalism.
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.
HOUSE OF FOOLS (12)  2002  RUSSIA   KONCHALOVSKY, ANDREI    £19.99   
 Set in a small psychiatric hospital near the Chechen.  The staff leave to find safety  the inmates look after each other and negotiate with the  invaders and defenders.
HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER (12) 2010 RUSSIA POPOGREBSKY ALEKSEI   £15.99
    T
he film charts the increasingly strained relationship between two men working at the tiny, remote station research station

IN THE FOG (12) 2012 RUSSIA    LOZNITSA, SERGEI  DVD - £15.99     BLU-RAY - £19.99
    Russian wartime drama following a suspected Nazi collaborator's experience on the western frontier of the USSR.
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.
IRON AND BLOOD - THE LEGEND OF TARAS BULBA (15) 2009 RUSSIA  BORTKO, VLADIMIR £19.99
    16th-century Ukrainian Cossack leader Taras Bulba  sends his son Andriy to study in Poland in order to teach him the ways of the oppressor, only to hear to his consternation that the boy has fallen in love with a Polish noblewoman.
IRON LORD (15) 2010 RUSSIA        KOROBKIN, DMITRI     £12.99
   
Russian war epic set at the turn of the eleventh century as Prince Yaroslav attempts to bring order to a land of thieving and lawlessness.
THE ITALIAN (12)  2005 RUSSIA    KRAVCHUK,  ANDREI £19.99
 Vanya, an abandoned 6 year-old in a rundown orphanage enlists the help of older children to  find the possible whereabouts of his mother. He escapes and travels across the country, pursued by the authorities.
IVAN THE TERRIBLE: PARTS 1 AND 2 (PG) 1946 RUSSIA  EISENSTEIN, SERGEI £19.99
  
  Eisenstein's epic production tells the story of one of Russia's greatest and most ruthless leaders.

IVAN THE TERRIBLE PART 1 (PG) 1944 RUSSIA    EISENSTEIN, SERGEI  £19.99
 Eisenstein’s large scale interpretation of Russian history.    
IVAN THE TERRIBLE PART 2 (PG)  1945 RUSSIA   EISENSTEIN, SERGEI  £19.99
 Also know as ‘The Boyar Plot’.
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     
JACK FROST (PG) 1964 RUSSIA        ROU, ALEKSANDR    £12.99
    Russian adaptation of the popular fairy tale. Nastenka is treated like a slave by her evil stepmother, who sends 
her out into the forest to freeze to death. Before he can find Nastenka, her lover Ivan  is turned into a bear by an evil warlock.
KING LEAR (PG) 1971 RUSSIA        KOZINTSEV, GRIGORI        £12.99
 
   Post-revolutionary Russian director Grigori Kozintzev provides a social context to Shakespeare's regal family
 drama, associating Lear's irresponsibility to his family with the neglect of his fellow countrymen.
KOKTEBEL  (12) 2003 RUSSIA POPOGREBSKY A/KHLEBNIKOV B     £19.99
 Father and son set off with no money or means of transport, they drift through Russia’s
expansive and mesmerizing landscape at the mercy of chance.
LAST RESORT (15) 2000 UK   IN ENGLISH  PAWLIKOWSKI,PAWEL  £19.99
 Film about a Russian mother and son who claim political aylum and her detention in a refugee centre. 
LEVIATHAN (15) 2014 RUSSIA  ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY 
   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
   Set in a small town on the coast of the Barents Sea, Leviathan is the tragic tale of one man’s struggle against a corrupt system of power.
LETTER TO ANNA (E) 2008   RUSSIA  BERGKRAUT, ERIC   £12.99
 Documentary telling the story of Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot 
dead by an unknown killer outside her home
THE LIGHTHOUSE (12) 2006 RUSSIA    SAAKYAN, MARIYA    £12.99
   
A young woman travels to her hometown in the war torn Caucuses when she is caught up in the brutal conditions of war.

MAD LOVE (PG) RUSSIA 1931-1916 BAUER, EVGENII  £19.99
 Three silent films from a pioneer of Russian cinema.
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD(15) RUSSIA  2014  ANTHONY, PETER £17.99
    Documentary about the life of Stanislav Petrov, who reported a potential missile attack on the USSR as a false alarm and  is credited with saving the world from a nuclear war.
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.
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AND OTHER WORKS (E) RUSSIA 1929 B/W   DZIGA  VERTOV     BLU RAY ONLY - 4 DISCS  -  £19.99
 The film catalogues a day in the life of a  modern Soviet city using many cinematic effects. Four disc set also includes Kino Eye  (1924), Kino Pravada No. 21 (1925), Enthusiasm and  (1931) and Three Songs About Lenin (1934).
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.
MOTHER AND SON (U)  1997    RUSSIA  SOKUROV, ALEXANDER       £19.99
 Son tends his dying mother.
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.
NEWSMAKERS (18) RUSSIA 2009  BANKE, ANDERS   DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
    Following a shoot-out with a powerful armed gang, the Moscow police force attempts to restore its damaged 
reputation by re-editing the footage of their clash with the criminals and broadcasting it to the entire nation in theform of a live reality show
NIGHT WATCH (15) 2004 RUSSIA  BEKMAMBETOV,  TIMUR   £19.99
 Fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow, where good and evil  do battle.
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. 
OCTOBER (PG) 1955  EISENSTEIN, SERGEI    £19.99
 Epic masterpiece about the events of October 1917.
OF FREAKS AND MEN (18) 1998    BALABANOV, ALEKSEI  £19.99
 The film lays bare a preoccupation with sexuality welling beneath the austere trappings of the Russian bourgeoisie.
PALMS (PG)  RUSSIA 1993  ARISTAKISYAN, ARTUR    £19.99  
 Between 1986 and 1990, Arthur Aristakisian lived among the tramps and beggars of Kishinov, the Moldavian capital, 
studying them and empathising with their plight. This documentary follows a series of case studies 
PARADOX SOLDIERS (15) 2010 RUSSIA    OLEG POGODIN, O/VORONKOV, D    £15.99
    Russian sci-fi war drama sequel. During a recreation of one of World War II's bloodiest battles, a group of young men suddenly find themselves transported back in time to the very real horrors of the Russian front.
PUSSY RIOT-A PUNK PRAYER (18) 2013  LERNER, M/POZDOROVKIN, M  £12.99
  
  Documentary about Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot.
QUIET FLOWS THE DON (15) 2006 RUSSIA    BONDARCHUK,  SERGEI     £12.99
 
   Epic adaptation of Mikhail Sholokov's Nobel Prize-winning novel. Rupert Everett stars as the Cossack, Grigory Melekhov, and 
the film follows his colourful life from just before the First World War, through the Bolshevik Revolution and on to the Russian Civil War.
REBELLION: THE LITVINENKO CASE (E) 2007 RUSSIA        NEKRASOV,  ANDREI  £15.99
    Documentary looking at the events leading up the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian ex-spy who 
passed away under suspicious circumstances in 2006.
RED ARMY (15) 2014 RUSSIA  POLSKY, GABE £15.99
   Documentary which focuses on the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team. During the Cold War, the national team of the Soviet Union dominated the sport of ice hockey. 
THE RETURN  (15) 2003  RUSSIA  ZVYAGINSTEV, ANDREY    £19.99  
 Two brothers are taken on a fishing trip by their mysterious father who has returned after 12 years away.
A ROOM AND A HALF (12) 2009 RUSSIA ANDREY KHRZHANOVSKIY    £15.99
   
Semi-fictionalised account of the childhood and early life of Russian poet and Nobel Laureate in Literature, Joseph Brodsky
RUSSIAN ARK (U)  2002 RUSSIA  SOKUROV, ALEXANDER  £19.99
 Amazing journey through 300 years of Russian history.
RUSSIA IN REVOLT - BOX SET (PG) RUSSIA         EISENSTEIN, SERGEI        £49.99
 CONTAINS -
Strike - Battleship Potemkin - October 1917. 
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (E) UK 1994 IN ENGLISH     £14.99
 This 55 minute video contains original newsreel fottage covering the major events.
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONARIES: STALIN, LENIN AND TROTSKY (E)     £19.99
  
  Collection of documentaries on the three most influential figures in the Russian Communist Party that ruled over the 
Soviet Union for much of the 20th century. Valdimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky were the men who helped steer the Communists to power following the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917. However, a difference in opinions saw Trotsky exiled to Mexico, where he was murdered in 1940 on the command of Joseph Stalin, the successor to Lenin as Communist Party ruler and the man responsible for the Great Purge that resulted in the deaths of millions.
THE SACRIFICE (12) 1986 SWEDEN  TARKOVSKY, AMDREI  IN SWEDISH  £15.99
     An isolated Swedish island Alexander (Erland Josephson), his wife, their children, her lover and various eccentric friends gather 
around a radio when nuclear war is announced. Alexander attempts to strike a deal with God and is willing to sacrifice everything, including his six-year-old son, in order to avert the war and mankind's annihilation.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (PG) 1981 RUSSIA  IGOR MASLENNIKOV £13.99
   
Russian adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's crime novel.
SHOPPING TOUR (15) 2012 RUSSIA   BRASHINSKIY,  MIKHAIL £12.99
  Satirical Russian horror about  group of Russian tourists go on a coach trip to Finland 
on the one day a year when local Finns are obliged to feast on any foreign visitors.
SINCE OTAR LEFT (15) BELGIUM 2003  BERTUCELLI,  JULIE  IN FRENCH AND RUSSIAN       £19.99
 A Russian mother and her daughter  receives regular letters sent from the family’s adored son,  Otar, who lives in Paris. When 
the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the    truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever.
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.
SPIRITUAL VOICES(E) 1982  RUSSIA    SOKUROV, ALEXANDER     £29.99
 Documentary presents an insight into the emotions of a group of Russian soldiers on
duty at an outpost located between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. 
THE SOVIET INFLUENCE: FROM TURKSIB TO NIGHTMAIL (E)     1929    £19.99
   
This film analyses the importance of early Russian films in shaping British documentaries by comparing and contrasting Viktor Turin's 1929 'Turksib' with subsequent British documentaries, including 'Night Mail' 1936, and the work of such filmmakers as John Grierson, Paul Rotha, Harry Watt and Basil Wright.
THE SOVIET INFLUENCE VOLUME 2: POTEMKIN / DRIFTERS (PG)   £19.99
    The second in the BFI's series exploring the influence of Soviet classics on British filmmakers of the 1930s. This edition presents one of the classics of world cinema,  Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 Battleship Potemkin, in High Definition for the first time in the UK, and accompanies it with the world premiere High Definition release of John Griersons ground-breaking 1929 documentary Drifters.

SOVIET PROPAGANDA-CAPITALIST SHARKS AND COMMUNIST DREAMS(E) £17.99
 Collection of animated propaganda films from the Soviet archives. 
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.
STAR (15) 2002 RUSSIA   LEBEDEV , NIKOLAI     £19.99
 The film recounts the bravery of a scout unit patrol operating behind German lines
during the Second World War.
STALIN: MAN OF STEEL (E)         £17.99
   
Documentary on the controversial Russian leader who was responsible for the infamous Great Purge 
in which many dissidents were summarily executed or put in prison camps for their beliefs.
STALINGRAD (15) 2013 RUSSIA BONDARCHUK, FEDOR DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
Russian action movie set during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War Two
STAND (15) 2014 RUSSIA   KURGANOV, ANDREY £15.99
  After witnessing a brutal homophobic attack that leaves the victim critically ill in hospital, partners 
Anton (Renat Shuteev) and Vlad (Kurganov) set out to find those responsible.
STORM OVER ASIA (PG) 1929 RUSSIA     PUDOVKIN, VSEVOLOD       £19.99
 A film of great visual beauty, dynamic montage,  humour and compassion.
STRIKE (15) 1924 RUSSIA  B/W SILENT  EISENSTEIN, SERGEI       £19.99
 Eisenstein’s first feature which also remains one of his most watch able.  
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.
SUN (15) 2004 RUSSIA   SOKUROV, ALEXANDER IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH    £19.99
 The film follow he Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan’s defeat in World War II and
creates an intimate portrait of a human being deeply affected by the tragedy that besets his country.
THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR MOTHERLAND  (15)  RUSSIA 1975  BONDARCHUK, SERGEI      £19.99  
 June 1942, The film concentrates on the remnants of a shatteredSoviet regiment and its individual soldiers’ thoughts and fears in the faceof impending annihilation.
THREE SISTERS  (U) UK  1970   OLIVIER, LAURENCE IN ENGLISH   £12.99
 Film of the Anton Chekhov play. 
TO GET TO HEAVEN FIRST YOU HAVE TO DIE (15) RUSSIA 2006  USMONOV, DJAMSHED  £19.99
 The film follows  Kamal a man who sets out on the road of self discovery,  however, his journey takes a decidedly dark turn after a chance encounter on a bus.
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. When 21-year-old student Aleksei enters the household, Natalya and Vera compete for his affection.
UNCLE VANYA  (E) 1962  UK  BURGE, STUART  IN ENGLISH  £19.99
 Chichester Festival Theatre production with Laurence Olivier  and Michael Redgrave.
VIY (12) 1967 RUSSIA       KROPACHYOV,  GEORGI   £12.99
 Viy is an acclaimed Russian horror tale based on Nikolai Gogol’s story
VLADIMIR LENIN: REBEL, REFORMER, REVOLUTIONARY (E)       £18.99
  
  Collection of two documentaries that examine aspects of the life of the Russian communist leader. 'Lenin: An Anatomy of a Legend - Parts 1 and 2' looks at Lenin's legacy. A hero to some, a villain to others, Lenin arguably divides opinion more than any other Russian historical figure.

'Who Shot Lenin?' examines the various assassination attempts on Lenin. Though none were successful initially, it is likely that the wounds he carried from at least one of the attempts contributed to Lenin's death in 1924.
WAR (18) 2002 RUSSIA    BALABANOV, ALEKSEI      £19.99
 British actor and his girlfriend are captured whilst on tour in Georgia by Chechen rebels
along with several Russian soldiers.
WAR AND PEACE  (PG)  1967 RUSSIA  BONDARCHUK, SERGEI  FIVE DISCS    £49.99
 Oscar-winning  version of Tolstoy’s classic work.  
WARD NO.6    (15) 2009 RUSSIA    ALEKSANDR GORNOVSKY, A/SHAKHNAZAROV, K        £15.99
   
The film transposes the original 19th century setting of Chekhov's story to present-day Moscow.
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?
WHITE TIGER (12) 2012 RUSSIA    SHAKHNAZAROV, KAREN    £15.99
    Russian war film about a  Red Army sergeant's obsession with a seemingly invincible Tiger tank.

YOU I LOVE (15) 2004 RUSSIA  TROITSKY, D./ STOLPOVSKAYA, OLGA    £19.99
 Comedy concerning a bisexual Muscovite yuppie.
ZVENIGORA  (PG) 1928  RUSSIA    DOVZHENKO, ALEKSANDR        £12.99
    Silent fantasy drama in which an elderly man tells his grandson about the legend of the Scythian treasure. Believing the tales to be true, the boy searches for the treasure throughout the remainder of his life. Building on this theme of folklore, the film also deals with historical facts, covering industrialisation and the Ukranian Steppe, as well as criticising the European bourgeoisie.


EARLY RUSSIAN CINEMA - A UNIQUE VIDEO ANTHOLOGY IN  10 VOLUMES - PRODUCED BY THE BRITISH  FILM INSTITUTE. VIDEO ONLY
VOL 1 - BEGINNINGS(E)    45 mins.     VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 A Fish Factory in Astrakham, Sten’ka Razin, Princess Tarakanova, Romance with Double Bass.
VOL 2 - FOLKLORE AND LEGEND (E)  55mins.     VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 Drama in a Gypsy Camp, Brigand Brothers, A 16 Century Russian Wedding, Rusalka. 
VOL 3 - STRAEWICZ’S FANTASIES (E)  58 mins.       VIDEO ONLY   £15.99 
 Dragonfly and the Ant, Christmas Eve, The Lily of Belgium 
VOL 4 - PROVINCIAL VARIATIONS (E)  55 mins.      VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 Wedding Day, Merchant Bashkirov’s Daughter.  
VOL 5 - CHARDYNIN’S PUSHKIN (E)  45 mins.    VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 The Queen of Spades, The House in Kolomna. 
VOL 6 - CLASS DISTINCTIONS (E)   99 mins.  VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 The Peasants’ Lot, Silent Witness. 
VOL 7 - EVGENI BAUER (E)  95 mins.         VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 A Child of the Big City, The 1002nd Ruse, Daydreams. 
VOL 8 - IAKOV PROTAZANOV (E)   104 mins. VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 The Department of a Great Old Man, The Queen of Spades.
VOL 9 - HIGH SOCIETY (E)  100 mins.      VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 Antosha Ruined by a Corset. A life for a life, The Funeral of at work. Vera Kolodnaia. 
VOL10- THE END OF AN ERA (E)  ’72 mins.  VIDEO ONLY   £15.99
 The Revolutionary, For Luck, Behind the Screen. Charming simple silent comedy of
a household  tyrant who get his comeuppance.
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BULGARIAN DVDS


AVE (15) BULGARIA        BOJANOV, KONSTANTIN
While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Ave, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch. AvE invents new identities for them and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble.
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. 
SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE (E) 2012 BULGARIA METEV,  ILIAN £12.99
    Observational documentary which follows a paramedic crew in charge of an ambulance in the Bulgarian city of Sofia.
ZIFT (15) 2008 BULGARIA   GARDEV, JAVOR        £16.99       
    Crime mystery following three friends whose lives are shaped by a failed robbery.

CZECHOSLOVAKIAN/SLOVAKIAN/CZECH REPUBLIC DVDS

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.
ADELHEID  (15) CZECH 1970  FRANTIŠEK VLÁCIL        £12.99
     An emotional tale of two lovers trapped in the march of history. 
ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN (15) 1969 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  JASNÝ, VOJTECH £12.99
   Cannes award winning film set among the interwoven lives of Moravian villagers following the 
1948 socialization of Czechoslovakia.  Director Vojtech Jasný is seen as the spiritual father of the 
Czech New Wave and the film was banned in Czechoslovakia after the Soviet invasion.
ALOIS NEBEL (15) 2011 CZECH  LUNÁK, TOMÁS £12.99
   Animated film-noir abnout a lonely train dispatcher, sees the ghosts which haunt him and his country's past.
AUDITION/TALENT COMPETITION (12) 1963 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  FORMAN, MILOS  £12.99
 Considered to be the film that launched the Czech New Wave
BIRDS, ORPHANS AND FOOLS (15) 1969 SLOVAKIA  JAKUBISKO, JURAJ      £15.99
    Shot immediately after the Soviet invasion of 1968, Jakubisko’s long-repressed feature focuses on the relationship 
that develops between two male friends and a female Jewish orphan as they travail a world ravaged by death and destruction, a war-torn landscape of bombed-out churches and wrecked homes
BROKEN PROMISE (E) 2009    SLOVAKIA    CHLUMSKÝ, JIRÍ    £15.99
   
Based on a true story, following the fate of a Jewish boy who enjoys a fairly ordinary and happy childhood until the Nazi 
invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938 leads to the creation of a new nation, Slovakia, and a dramatic increase in anti-Semitism.
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.
THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE - A COLLECTION (15)         £24.99
   
Features  - 'Diamonds of the Night' (1964), 'Intimate Lighting' (1969) and  'The Cremator' (1969).
CREMATOR (15) CZECH REPUBLIC  1968   HERZ,  JURAJ  £12.99
 Film has been described as surrealist-inspired horror.
CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS (15) CZECHOSLOVAKIA  1966 MENZEL, JIRI      £17.99
 Tragic-comic tale of a young railway guard at a sleepy country station in the Second World War.
CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE (18) 1996  CZECH  SVANKMAJER, JAN    £15.99
   
Exploring the bizarre exotic impulses of individuals in present day Prague.
DAISIES (18)  CZECHOSLOVAKIA   1966  CHYTILOVA, VERA     £17.99
 An acclaimed comedy-drama revolving around two teenage girls who decide that since the world is spoiled they will 
be spoiled as well. A series of destructive pranks ensue.
DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT (12) 1964 CZECHOSLOVAKIA     NEMEC, JAN  £12.99   
   
Jan Nemec, enfant terrible of the Czech New Wave, directs this starkly surrealist drama telling the brutal story of 
two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one Nazi death camp to another.
DRAGON'S RETURN (15) 1968 CZECHOSLOVAKIA GRECNER, EDUARD £12.99  
  A key film from Slovak cinema’s golden era, Eduard Grecner's Dragon's Return is a radical fusion of ancient folklore and experimental modernism - and an exciting rediscovery.
EAR (12) 1970 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  KACKYNA, KAREL    £12.99
 Banned in Czechoslovakia, the film is one of the most direct indictments of life under an oppressive totalitarian system.

FALL OF THE INNOCENT (15)  2011  CZECH    £14.99
    Drama based on the horrific events that took place in Lidice under the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

FIREMAN'S BALL (PG) 1967 CZECH FORMAN, MILOS £15.99
 Forman's allegorical comedy about bureaucracy was his last Czech film before he left for America.

FRANTISEK VLACIL COLLECTION (15)    CZECHOSLOVAKIA     C  FRANTISEK VLACIL    £24.99
   
Three films by Czech master director Frantisek Vlacil. ‘Marketa Lazarova’ (1967),  ‘The Valley of the Bees’ (1968) and ‘Adelheid’ (1970). 
FRUIT OF PARADISE TRAPS (18) 1970  CZECHOSLOVAKIA
  CHYTILOVÁ, VERA   £12.99
      Vera Chytilová co-writes and directs this Czech experimental drama retelling the story of Adam and Eve. 
I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND (15) CZECHOSLOVAKIA  2006  MENZEL, JIRI     £15.99
 Much of the film is told in flashback, transporting the audience back to  Prague, both before and during World War II.
IKARIE XB-1(12) 1963  CZECHOSLOVAKIA   POLÁK, JINDRICH    £12.99    
    Pioneering and much-imitated film is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema.
INTIMATE LIGHTING (12) 1982 CZECHOSLOVAKIA PASSER, IVAN     £12.99
 Wry yet sympathetic look at the human condition, and role that music  can play in life. 
JAN SVANKMAJER: THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS 1964-1992  (15)     CZECH REPUBLIC           £32.99

KOLYA (12) 1996 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   SVERAK, JAN      £19.99
 Czech man marries a Russian woman for money but gets more than he  bargained for.
LARKS ON A STRING (15) 1990 CZECHOSLOVAKIA        MENZEL,  JIRI        £15.99
 
   Comedy drama set in a labour camp in 1950s Communist-run Prague. The film tells the stories of the various 
characters interned in the labour camp-cum-scrapyard, who have been deemed counter-revolutionary and 'bourgeois' by the Czech government and are now forced to spend their days sorting out piles of scrap metal for the purposes of 're-education'.
LITTLE OTIK (15) 2000 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  JAN SVANKMAJER  IN ENGLISH  £9.99
 Dark fairy story about a living tree stump.
LUNACY (18) 2005 CZECH  SVANKMAJER, JAN  £15.99
    Comic horror tale of a young man who falls under the influence of the Marquis de Sade.
MANDRAGORA  (18)  CZECHOSLOVAKIA  2003 GRODECKI,  WIKTOR         £19.99
 Graphic portrayal of teenage boys living in a world of sex, drugs, prostitution.
MARKETA LAZAROVÁ (15)  CZECHOSLOVAKIA  1967  VLÁCIL,   FRANTISEK  £12.99
 A Czech clan falls foul of the King in medieval times, set against the backdrop of Christianity replacing Paganism.
MORGIANA (15)  1972 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  HERZ,  JURAJ        £12.99
   
Extravagantly hallucinatory Gothic horror story is often described as the last film of the Czech New Wave. 
Based on a short story by Aleksandr Grin.
NOT ANGELS BUT ANGELS (18) CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1994 GRODECKI,WIKTOR £19.99
 Documentary portrait of teenage hustlers in Prague.
PARTY AND THE GUESTS  (15)   1966 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  NEMEC, JAN    £12.99
  Allegory about the cause and effects of power and conformity
PICTURES OF THE OLD WORLD (E) 1972   SLOVAKIA  HANÁK, DUSAN £12.99
  Dusan Hanák writes and directs the documentary about the lives of  nine people living in the remote and forgotten villages of the Tatra mountains as they struggle with dire poverty and deprivation - a sharp contrast to the communist propaganda of the time which promised citizens a socialist paradise.
POST COITUM  (18)   2004  SLOVAKIA     JAKUBISKO, JURAJ     £15.99
 A look at the complex, intermingled sexual relationships between a number of diverse characters.
ROMEO, JULIET AND DARKNESS (12) 1960 CZECHOSLOVAKIA WEISS, JIRÍ    £12.99
 Set in 1942 Prague, where a student hides a Jewish girl in the attic of his apartment building. 
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.
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.
SUN IN A NET (12) 1962  SLOVAKIA      UHER, STEFAN        £12.99
    This groundbreaking film is consistently ranked among the greatest films in the history of Czechoslovak cinema 
and is cited as the film that kick-started the whole 'Czechoslovak New Wave' movement.
SURVIVING LIFE (THEORY AND PRACTICE) (15) 2010 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   SVANKMAJER,  JAN    £15.99
    Surrealist animated comedy poking fun at the psychoanalytical interpretation of dreams.
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.
TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE (15) 1963   CZECHOSLOVAK   BRYNYCH, ZBYNEK    £12.99
    In the Theresienstadt ghetto of Czechoslovakia, the Nazis are preparing for a visit from the International Red Cross. 
In an attempt to cover up the real function of the ghetto they draft in actors for a propaganda film which will show the community flourishing as opposed to dwindling.
TRAPS (18) 1998   CZECHOSLOVAKIA CHYTILOVÁ, VERA   £12.99
  After meeting men rape a woman she take  brutal revenge.
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (15) 1970  CZECHOSLOVAKIA   JIRES, JAROMIL   £12.99
 Gothic fairy tale.

GEORGIAN DVDS

IN BLOOM (15) GEORGIA 2013 NANA EKVTIMISHVILI, N/GROß, S £15.99
Set  against the backdrop of the country's civil war in the 1990s .
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.
THE PRESIDENT (15)  GEORGIA  2014  MAKHMALBAF,  MOHSEN (5055159278812) £15.99
  In this dark satire the people overthrown the 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.
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.

HUNGARIAN DVDS  

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.
CHILDREN OF GLORY (15) HUNGARY 2006 GODA, KRISZTINA £17.99
  Set during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Hungarian water polo team was winning over the Soviets in the Olympic pool in Melbourne, in what has been described as the bloodiest water polo match in history.
DELTA (18) 2008 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZO, KORNEL £19.99
 Hungarian drama about a son's return to his village roots to build a house.   
A LONG WEEKEND IN PEST AND BUDA (12) 2003 HUNGARY MAKK, KAROLY £17.99
    Former couple meet again when the woman falls terminally ill.
ANOTHER WAY (18) 1982 HUNGARY MAKK, KAROLY £12.99
    A tender love story of two women, set against the fall-out from the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
CHILDREN OF GLORY (15) HUNGARY 2006 GODA, KRISZTINA £17.99
  Set during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Hungarian water polo team was winning over the Soviets in the Olympic pool in Melbourne, in what has been described as the bloodiest water polo match in history.
CONFIDENCE  (BIZALOM) (15) 1980 HUNGARY    SZABO, ISTVAN    £12.99
    Oscar-nominated film is a haunting and moving experience dealing with complex questions of love, trust, loyalty, and betrayal.    
DELTA (18) 2008 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZO, KORNEL £19.99
 Hungarian drama about a son's return to his village roots to build a house.   
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.             
FATHER (15) 1966 HUNGRARY SZABÓ, ISTVÁN £12.99
    Set between the period of the Second World War to the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Szabó's powerful cinematic ode relates historical events through the prism of personal experience..
FATELESS (12) 2005 HUNGARY KOLTAI, LAJOS £19.99
    Adaptation of Imre Kertész novel based on his childhood experiences) about a Jewish boy sent to Auschwitz.
HUKKLE (PG) 2002 HUNGARY PALFI, GYORGY £19.99
    Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal)
of a small rural community in Hungary.
HUNGARIAN MASTERS BOX SET (3 FILMS) (15) £24.99
    Features - Love / My Way Home / Diary of My Children.
JOHANNA (15) 2005 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZÓ, KORNÉL £19.99
    An updating of the Joan Of Arc Legend and tells a tale of female suffering and redemption.
KONTROLL (15) 2003 HUNGARY ANTAL, NIMROD £19.99
    Black comedy set entirely in Budapest’s subway network.
LOVE (12) 1971 HUNGARY MAKK, KAROLY £12.99
    After her husband is arrested , his wife attempts to ease the pain of his ailing mother,
by concocting a tale of his fantastic new life in America.
THE MAN FROM LONDON (12) 2007 HUNGARY  TARR, BELA IN ENGLISH £15.99
    Hungarian director Bela Tarr helms this brooding mystery drama, which is loosely based on a lesser-known novel by Belgian crime novelist Georges Simenon.
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 an assassination, meets Z who then also comes across the other estranged twin.
MY WAY HOME (12) HUNGARY 1965 JANCSO, MIKLÓS £15.99
    In the final days of WWII, a seventeen-year-old boy is captured and imprisoned at a remote barracks, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Russian soldier.
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. 
PLEASANT DAY (18) 2002 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZÓ, KORNÉL £19.99
    A bleak, often brutal drama of adolescent life in Hungary.
RED AND THE WHITE (12) HUNGARY 1967 JANCSO, MIKLÓS £12.99
    An almost abstractly study of power and the utter futility of war.
RED PSALM (15) 1972 HUNGARY    JANCSÓ, MIKLÓS        £12.99
    Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, the film - famously shot in just 28 long takes - recounts the story of a peasant uprising in Hungary in the earliest days of socialism in the 1890s, delivering an exuberantly expressive essay on the nature of revolution and the underlying issues of oppression, morality and violence.
ROUND UP (15) HUNGARY 1966 JANCSO, MIKLÓS £12.99
    Set in the mid 19th century , Hapsburg soldiers are hunting Hungarian partisans.
SZINDBAD (15) 1971 HUNGARY        HUSZARIK, ZOLTAN    £12.99
    A surreal and highly stylized  adaptation  of  the  life, loves of  Szindbád
TAXIDERMIA (18) HUNGARY 2006 PALFI, GYORGY £19.99
    Surreal film charting three male generations of the same, bizarre family.
TURIN HORSE (15) 2011 HUNGARY  TARR, BÉLA/HRANITZKY, ÁGNES    £15.99
    Black and white drama set in the early 19th century and inspired by a story about the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.
WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES/DAMNATION (15) HUNGARY 2000/1987 TARR,BELA £19.99
    Two dvds with two films from one of Hungaries most original contemporary filmmakers. The first film is about a small town disturbed by the arrival of a circus, the other about a man obsessed with a bar singer.
WHITE GOD (15) 2014 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZÓ, KORNÉL £19.99
  13-year-old Lili searches for her dog in Budapest.

LITHUANIAN  DVDS 

KILLER INK (18) 2015  LITHUANIA   DOWNS,D/GAGE,K  £14.99
   Lithuanian horror movie with an evil tattoo artist.
VANISHING WAVES (18) 2012 LITHUANIA BUOZYTE, KRISTINA IN LITHUANIAN £15.99
Lithuanian sci-fi thriller.
YOU CAN'T ESCAPE LITHUANIA (18) 2016 LITHUANIAN   ZABARAUSKAS,  ROMAS   £15.99
  Actress, Indre murders her mother and 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.

POLISH DVDS 

1939: BATTLE OF WESTERPLATTE (15) 2012 POLAND   CHOCHLEW, PAWEL   £15.99
   
Film charts the conflict between two Polish officers in charge at the Battle of Westerplatte, the first clash between Polish and German forces in WWII.
ALL THAT I LOVE (TBA) 2009    POLAND  BORCUCH, JACEK    £14.99
 
   Coming-of-age drama about four schoolboys who form a punk band. Set over the course of one year, against the backdrop of the political uprisings in Poland in 1981 their emergent and often conflicting ideals in a dangerously volatile political climate.
ANDRZEJ WAJDA WAR TRILOGY  (12) 1955-58  POLAND      £29.99
 Features - Ashes and Diamonds,  A Generation & Kanal.

ASHES AND DIAMONDS (12) 1958  WAJDA, ANDRZEJ        £22.99
    In 1945, on the day World War Two ends, young Nationalist underground member Maciek (Zbigniew Cybulski), who has remained steadfastly loyal to the British government throughout the Nazi occupation, is ordered to kill the new local Communist leader. His outlook is changed as he waits overnight in a hotel when he meets and falls in love with a young girl.

BATTLE OF WARSAW 1920 (15) 2011   POLAND     HOFFMAN, JERZY    £15.99
    Drama about the final battle of the Polish-Soviet War.
BLIND CHANCE (18) POLAND  1981 KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF        £19.99
 Young man is running to catch a train.  The film them follows three imagined outcomes of  this event.
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. 
CAMERA BUFF (18) POLAND  1979  KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF      £19.99  
 A man buys cine camera to film his new baby. The camera becomes a consuming passion  and  it leads to  unforeseen problems.  
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.
EROICA (12) 1958 POLAND    MONK,  ANDRZEJ   
    Set during World War II, the feature is comprised of two separate tales. The first, entitled 'Scherzo Alla Pollacca', follows Dzidzius (Edward Dziewonski), a Warsaw man who is drawn into the war in spite of his fervent desire to protect himself from danger at all costs.

'Ostinato Lugubre' takes place in a Prisoner of War camp, where the escape bid of Lt. Zawistowski (Tadeusz Lomnicki) becomes a subject of legend among the patriotic Polish POWs. However, was Zawistowski trying to escape from the camp or merely to escape from them?
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.
ESSENTIAL KILLING (15) POLAND SKOLIMOWSKI, JERZY        £15.99
    Thriller about an  Afghanistan who is transferred to a detention centre in an unspecified eastern European country for interrogation, but manages to escape his captors. Now, as an escaped convict in a hostile and unknown country, he is forced to take extreme measures in order to survive.

FIRE AND SWORD (15) 1999   POLAND     HOFFMAN, JERZY    £9.99
   Polish historical epic set during the Khmelnytsky Uprising in 17th-century Ukraine.

FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS (18) POLAND  WASILEWSKI, .TOMASZ  
    DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99

    Award winning film, described by the director  as ‘the first Polish LGBT film’, about two young male swimmers who  fall in love and the unsympathetic reaction this elicits.
THE HOUR GLASS SANITORIUM (15) 1973  POLAND HAS WOJCIECH  £13.99
   
Set in a pre-WWII Poland this road-movie for the mind follows a traveller as he reminisces about events in his life.
IDA (12A) 2013 POLAND PAWLIKOWSKI, PAWEL DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
   Set in a convent in the 1960s, orphan Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) decides she wants to take her vows and tells her only living relative, Wanda (Agata Kulesza). However Wanda reveals to Anna that her real name is Ida Lebenstein and that she is actually Jewish causing  Anna to rethink her whole life.
IN DARKNESS (15) 2011    HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA   £19.99
    Acclaimed drama based on the true story of a sewage worker who saved the lives of 14 Jews in the Polish city of Lvov 
during the Second World War.  In Polish, Ukrainian, Yiddish, German.
IN A BEDROOM (15) 2012 POLAND  WASILEWSKI, TOMASZ   £15.99
    Thriller about a lonely 40 year old woman who picks up men and drugs them with sleeping pills and takes advantage of their hospitality.
IN THE NAME OF (15) 2013 POLAND    SZUMOWSKA, MALGORZATA  £15.99
    Charismatic Catholic priest runs a centre for troubled young men in a small village, but as his friendship with one of the young 
men develops he fight a battle against his own passions and his priestly obligation to be chaste.
INNOCENT SORCERERS (12) 1960 POLAND    WAJDA, ANDRZEJ    £12.99
   
Drama following young doctor, whose compulsive womanising has left him tired and all but immune to the charms of the girls who 
attempt to seduce him. However, when he enjoys an intense conversation with a mysterious woman, who subsequently disappears, he finds himself smitten and sets off around the city in search of her.
INTERROGATION  (18) 1982  POLAND   BUGAJSKI,   RYSZARD     £12.99
 Woman wakes up in prison and is soon being tortured to confess to a crime she hasn’t committed.
JACK STRONG (15) 2014 POLAND    WLADYSLAW PASIKOWSKI,   £14.99
  Espionage thriller.
KNIGHTS OF THE TEUTONIC ORDER (PG) 1960 POLAND  FORD, ALEKSANDER      £12.99
 Epic tale of Poland and Prussia in the Miiddle Ages based on the novel by Nobel winner Henryk Sienkiewicz. 
KNIFE IN THE WATER (PG) 1962 B/W  POLAND   POLANSKI, ROMAN         £19.99    
 Roman Polanski’s first feature film.
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
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 OF  MARBLE (PG) 1977 PO
LAND  WAJDA, ANDRZEJ   £14.99
    Often described as ‘the Polish CITIZEN KANE’, Wajda’s MAN OF MARBLE is not only regarded as one of the greatest, most important films in the history of Polish cinema, it is also one of the key films of the 1970s and one of the most compelling attacks on government corruption ever made. This groundbreaking feature is presented in an all new HD digital restoration.Extras: New exclusive interviews with director Andrzej Wajda, star Krystyna Janda and filmma
MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS  (PG) 1961 POLAND   KAWALEROWICZ, JERZY       £19.99
 Chaos ensues when a Mother Superior of a  convent finds herself possessed by the Devil.
NAKED  (15) POLAND 2001  SWIETNICKI, W/KRZYSZTOF J         £16.99    
 Award winning film about working an office of naked people,  questioning  our  attitudes  to nakedness and  inter-office relationships.

NIGHT TRAIN (12) 1959 POLAND  KAWALEROWICZ, JERZY    £12.99
    Polish thriller about two strangers,  Jerzy (Leon Niemczyk) and Marta (Lucyna Winnicka), who are on the run. By coincidence they happen to have bought the same ticket and even though both wanted privacy they decide to share a sleeping quarter for the duration of the journey.
NO END  (18) POLAND  1985        KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF     £19.99
 Set during Marshall law in Poland, the film is part ghost story, political drama and a meditation on  love.
PAPUSZA (15) 2013 POLAND KRAUZE,K/KOS-KRAUZE J   £15.99
   Biopic based on the life of  Polish-Romani poet Bronislawa Wajs.
PASSENGER  (PG) 1963 POLAND     MUNK, ANDRZEJ     £12.99  
 Wife  confesses to her husband that she was an overseer at the Auschwitz
concentration camp, but that she managed to save a woman’s life.
POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS (12) 1960 POLAND    £39.99
   
A 4-DVD set comprising four remarkable films (all available for the first time in the UK) Eroica (1958) Andrzej Munk's two-part 
anti-war poem is a darkly comic, intelligent and insightful satire on duty, courage and heroism, Night Train (1959): Jerzy Kawalerowicz's homage to Hitchcock,Innocent Sorcerers (1960) is a provocative film by Andrzej Wajda  about contemporary youth from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski and finally  Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (1960) is directors Janusz Morgenstern's touching story of young love.
POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS: VOLUME II (15) POLAND        £33.99
   
Features -  Andrzej Wajda Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana, 1974), Krzysztof Zanussi - Illumination (Iluminacja, 1973), 
Wojciech Marczewski - ESCAPE FROM 'LIBERTY' CINEMA (Ucieczka z kina 'Wolnosc', 1990).
POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS VOL. III (15)   POLAND £39.99
  The third volume of our Polish Cinema Classics series incorporates three of the finest Polish films of the 1970s and 80s. 
All three films are presented from new HD digital transfers with restored picture and sound. 

The Cruise (Rejs) (Marek Piwowski, 1970) -Regarded as Polish cinema's first 'cult' film, Piwowski's absurdist comedy is a satire of life in the People's Republic of Poland.  Camouflage (Barwy ochronne)  (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1976)  - A milestone in Polish cinema which probes into the moral fabric of the society underlying Poland's regime and Shivers (Dreszcze) (Wojciech Marczewski, 1981)- A coming-of-age story set in a 1950s Stalinist youth camp, Marczewski's film daringly explores themes of erotic and political fascinations.
THE PROMISED LAND (15) 1975  POLAND   WAJDA,  ANDRZEJ     £12.99
    Three ambitious businessmen looking to profit from the rise of industry in continental Europe during the 19th century. All equally as ruthless as each other, the three men come up against numerous hurdles and some stiff competition in their pursuit of wealth.
ROMAN POLANSKI COLLECTION (18)           £40.99
 Contains -: Knife In The Water (1962), Repulsion (1965), and Cul-De-Sac (1966), plus bonus disc contains award-winning short films: Two Men And A Wardrobe (1958), A Murderer (1957), Teethful Smile (1957), Breaking Up The Dance (1957), When Angels Fall (1959), Mammals (1962),  and The Fat And The Lean (1961).
ROMAN POLANSKI - A FILM MEMOIR (15) 2011 BOUZEREAU, LAURENT £14.99
Award-winning director Roman Polanski talks candidly about his life and career.
THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT (15) 1965  POLAND HAS WOJCIECH £13.99
   
Epic adaptation of Jan Potocki's 19th-century gothic novel has become a cult classic since its making in 1965, and has since been cited as a major inspiration by filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Luis Bunuel and David Lynch.
SCAR (18) POLAND  1976  KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF    £19.99
 Film about the benefits and disadvantages of a new cemical plant being in an impoverished town.
SHADOWS OF OUR FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS (15) ARMENIA 1964     £19.99
   
Flamboyant visual film   drawn from Carpathian folklore.
A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING(18) 1988  POLAND KIESLOWSKI,  KRZYSZTOF    £19.99 
 Based on one of the commandments
A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE (15) 1988  POLAND  KIESLOWSKI,KRZYSZTOF     £19.99   
 Based on one of the commandments
STORY OF SIN (15) POLAND  1975  BOROWCZYK, WALERIAN       £19.99    
 Tragic romance based on the turn-of-the-century literary classic by the Polish writer  Stefan Zeromski
THIRD PART OF THE NIGHT (15) 1971   POLAND  ZULAWSKI, ANDRZEJ  £12.99
 Award-winning debut feature is set in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II
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. 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
WALESA - MAN OF HOPE (12) 2013 POLAND  WAJDA, ANDRZEJ   £17.99
   
Biopic about Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa the  shipyard worker turned human rights activist.
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.

ROMANIAN DVDS

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.
12:08. EAST OF BUCHAREST (15) 2006 ROMANIA  PORUMBOIU, CORNELIU       £19.99
 Porumboiu debut film sharply satires the short memories and inconsistencies of post-revolutionary Romania.
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.
AURORA (12) 2010 ROMANIA   PUIU, CRISTI        £15.99
 
  
Dark thriller that provides an insight into the mind of a psychopath and questions the motives behind such a violent act.

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.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ (15) ROMANIA 2007   MEMESCU, CRISTIAN   £9.99
 Satire of petty bureaucracy and cultural misunderstanding , set in a small Romanian town during the 1999 Kosovo conflict.
CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (E) 2001 ROMANIA BELZBERG,  EDET £14.99
  Documentary detailing the plight of the street children of Romania's capital city, Bucharest.

CHILD'S POSE (15) ROMANIA 2013   NETZER, CALIN PETER    £19.99
    A ward-winning drama that traces an overbearing mother's attempts to regain control of her son's life following his involvement in a fatal car crash.
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.
NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN (15) 2013 ROMANIA  BOND, FREDRIK   
  DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
   Surreal romantic comedy about a man returned to Romania to carry out a mother's dying wish.
DEATH OF LAZARESCU (15) 2005 ROMANIA  PUIU,  CRISTI          £19.99
 Lazarescu’s trip to the medical unit descends into a nightmare-ish journey of horrendous mistreatment  at 
the hands of the hospital staff.
IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE (15) 2011 ROMANIAN    SERBAN, FLORIN £15.99
   
Romanian-language drama following the struggles of a teenage offender due for release.
LOVE SICK  (15) 2006   ROMANIA   GIURGIU, TUDOR    £14.99
 A lesbian relationship between a pair of college students is put to the test by a jealous male sibling.
POLICE, ADJECTIVE (15) 2009 ROMANIA  PORUMBOIU, CORNELIU    £15.99
    On orders from his superiors, a police officer is asked to investigate the case of a teenage boy, the police officer questions the ethical ramifications of his task and avoids taking the case further, knowing that conviction would lead to a prison term of up to seven years.
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.
TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS (15) 2010 ROMANIA  MUNTEAN, RADU    £12.99
    A  married man with a child finds himself compelled to choose between his wife and his lover in the lead up to Christmas.

SERBIAN/SLOVENIAN/YUGOSLAVIAN/CROATIAN DVDS

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.
12:08. EAST OF BUCHAREST (15) 2006 ROMANIA  PORUMBOIU, CORNELIU       £19.99
 Porumboiu debut film sharply satires the short memories and inconsistencies of post-revolutionary Romanian.
BEFORE THE RAIN (15)  1984 UK  MANCHEVSKI, M.   PART MACEDONIAN PART ENGLISH   £19.99
 A three-part drama which alternates between London and Macedonia. In Part 1, 'Words', a young Macedonian monk protects a runaway Albanian girl. Part 2, 'Faces', focuses on a love affair in London.  Part 3, 'Pictures' is set back in Macedonia where a bloody ethnic conflict is brewing. Academy Award nominated for Best Foreign Film.
BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT (15) YUGOSLAVIA 1998  KUSTURICA, EMIR  £19.99
 Comedy set within a community of gypsy people.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ (15) ROMANIA 2007   MEMESCU, CRISTIAN   £9.99
 Satire of petty bureaucracy and cultural misunderstanding , set in a small Romanian town during the 1999 Kosovo conflict.
A CALL GIRL (15)  2009  SLOVENIA   KOZOLE, DAMJAN      £15.99
  
  A young woman who takes on work as a call girl to help fund her studies gets caught up in a world of pimps, politicians and police as events spiral out of her control in the award-winning film.
CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (E) 2001 ROMANIA BELZBERG,  EDET £14.99
  Documentary detailing the plight of the street children of Romania's capital city, Bucharest.

CINEMA KOMUNISTO (TBA) 2010    TURAJLIC, MILA        £19.99
   
Documentary about the history of Yugoslavian cinema and Marshal Josip Broz Tito's connection to it. A film lover himself, Tito supported the industry and filmmakers, enabling soldiers to work as extras and Hollywood stars and directors to use the country for location shoots. However, following Tito's death the industry went into decline with studios and workers going out of business.

The film features interview footage of Tito's personal projectionist Leka Konstantinovic, as well as other movie professionals from that prosperous time.
DEATH OF LAZARESCU (15) 2005 ROMANIA  PUIU,  CRISTI          £19.99
 Lazarescu’s trip to the medical unit descends into a nightmare-ish journey of horrendous mistreatment  at the hands of the hospital staff.
DO YOU REMEMBER DOLLY BELL?  (15) YUGOSLAVIA  1981  KUSTURICA, EMIR  SERBO-CROAT         £19.99
 Set in 1960s Sarajevo, a young man tends to his ailing father.
DONKEY (15) 2009    CROATIA    NUIC, ANTONIO      CROATIAN    £12.99
 
   Croatian drama following the return of a man and his young family to his home village against a backdrop of war. Boro brings his wife Jasna and son Luka back to Herzegovina for an extended family gathering. It is clear that tension exists between the three, but this is nothing compared to that amongst the family in Herzegovina.
KILLER MERMAIDS (15) 2013 SERBIA  TODOROVIC, MILAN    £15.99
    Two young Americans  visit a remote former Nazi concentration on a deserted prison island camp known as Mamula and discover a bloodthirsty being lurking in the watery depths.
LIFE IS A MIRACLE (15) 2003 SERBIA   KUSTURICA,  EMIR    £19.99
 Blend of bawdy humour and love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the Bosnian  war of the early 90s.
LOVE SICK  (15) 2006   ROMANIA   GIURGIU, TUDOR    £14.99
 A lesbian relationship between a pair of college students is put to the test by a jealous male sibling.
LOVING GLANCES (15) 2003 SERBIA    KARANOVIC, SRDJAN    £15.99
   
Light-hearted Serbian-language drama following the love that blossoms between two refugees in 1990s Belgrade.
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.
THE PARADE (15) 2011 SERBIA      DRAGOJEVIC, SRDJAN    £15.99
    Serbian comedy drama. Forever under threat from homophobic right wing groups, gay couple Mirko (Goran Jevtic) and 
Radmilo (Milos Samolov) are forced to live a discreet personal life in Belgrade.
PRETTY VILLAGE, PRETTY FLAME (18) IN SERBO-CROAT 1996 DRAGOJEVIC, SRDJAN £15.99
 Based on a true story set in the first winter of the Bosnian  war in 1992.  
PRIEST'S CHILDREN (15) 2013   CROATIA  BRESAN, VINKO £17.99
   Dark Croatian comedy about a Catholic priest who moves to a small island with dwindling 
population and takes drastic underhand measures to raise the birth rate.
SILENT SONATA (15) 2010 SLOVENIA     BURGER, JANEZ    £15.99
   
The Circus Fantasticus pulls up at the dilapidated farmhouse situated in a barren war torn landscape and the residents of the farmhouse learn to live with their loss through their interactions with the performers
SKINNING (18) 2010    SERBIA    FILIPOVIC, STEVAN    £15.99
   
Serbian crime drama following Novica (Nikola Rakocevic), an introverted high school student with a talent for mathematics who falls in with the wrong crowd. When Novica becomes acquainted with skinhead Relja (Viktor Savic) after helping him cheat in a maths competition, it is not long before he becomes involved in crime. At first hooliganism at a football match leads to Novica's arrest but when he becomes a member of Relja's white supremacist gang things take a much darker turn.
SPARE PARTS (15)  2003  SLOVENIA   KOZOLE, DAMJAN      £19.99
 Film about the lives of two people smugglers and the immigrants who pass through their hands.
TECHNOTISE: EDIT & I (15) 2009 SERBIA ANDRIC,N./GAJIC, A./DJORDJEVIC, Z   £12.99
   Cyberpunk anime set in 2074 in which a female psychology student has a memory chip implanting in her body to  help her cheat in her exams.  However the miracle chip starts  taking over her mind.
TULPAN (12) 2008 KAZAKHSTAN DVORTSEVOY, SERGEI  KAZAKH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES  £15.99   
   
First feature from award winning director Segei Dvortsevoy is an astonishing ethnographic drama-cum-wildlife movie.
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 likable crooks from 1944 Belgrade to the Yugoslavian Civil War in the 1990s in this complete 5-hour TV version.
WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS (15) YUGOSLAVIA  1981  KUSTURICA, EMIR SERBO-CROAT     £19.99
 Film about a young boy grows up in 1950s Yugoslavia, oblivious to the political situation around him.
ZAGREB STORIES: VOLUME 1 (TBA)   2009 £12.99
    Collection of short films set in, and around, the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The nine films included document the experiences of various characters living in different parts of the city. The films are: 'Slap in the Face', 'Yellow Moon', 'Bill Collector', 'Goran Odvorcic and Matija Klukovic's Film for Asja Jovanovic and Andrea Rumenjak', 'Recycling', 'Game Over', 'Canal', 'Spansko: A Continent' and 'The Smartest Neighbourhood in the Country'.

UKRAINIAN DVDS

ALMOST HOLY (15) 2015   HOOVER, STEVE £15.99
 Film follows the activities of Ukrainian Pastor Gennadiy began forcibly kidnapping the homeless children in the night and taking them to his rehabilitation centre. His controversial methods have drawn both admiration and consternation.
MAIDAN  (E)  2014 UKRAINE LOZNITSA,  SERGEI   £14.99
   Documentary centred around the civil uprisings in Ukraine during 2013. 
THE TRIBE (18) 2014 UKRAINE  SLABOSHPITSKY, MIROSLAV £19.99
 Filmed in sign language, with no dialogue, subtitles or voice over, we follow a new student at a Ukrainian school for deaf and mute children as he deals with gangs and love. 

ALL FILMS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES   UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
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