New Releases

Three Wishes for Cinderella
(Tři oříšky pro Popelku)
A film by Václav Vorlíček
Czechoslovakia/East Germany, 1973

"A delightfully unconventional retelling of the classic story... a charming movie whose winning unpredictability succeeds in revitalizing an overly familiar story"
Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Václav Vorlíček's 1973 reworking of the classic Cinderella is one of the most beloved films in all Central European cinema. Delightful and unconventional, Three Wishes for Cinderella places the familiar fairy tale into a wintry setting with down-to-earth characters and a feisty and rebellious Cinderella.

Three Wishes for Cinderella is presented from a new high-definition transfer of the brand new 4k restoration of the film from original materials and includes exclusive and expansive filmed appreciation by writer, editor and film historian Michael Brooke - plus a booklet featuring a new essay on the film by fantasy film critic and historian Tim Lucas.

Release Date: December 2016

Stella Cadente
A film by Lluís Miñarro
Spain, 2014

"Packed with rich visuals, absurdist camp, steamy sensuality and a great pop soundtrack... A consistently engaging experience filled with vibrancy, dazzling surrealism, and a raw sexuality"
The People's Movies

Stella Cadente is the lavish, lascivious tale of the ill-fated Spanish king, Amadeo I. This richly-layered work is alive with surreal interludes, absurdist humour and sexually explicit revels. With striking performances and sumptuous design, the film’s bold and beautiful tableaux serve as a metaphor for the on-going crisis engulfing Europe.

Stella Cadente is presented from a new high-definition digital transfer, approved by the director and includes Miñarro’s acclaimed feature-length documentary memoir of a Spanish generation on the verge of extinction, Familystrip (2009).

Release Date: October 2016

New Releases

Electra, My Love
(Szerelmem, Elektra)
A film by Miklós Jancsó
Hungary, 1974

"Jancsó's enthralling reinvention of the Elektra myth as a fable of permanent revolution... It's mesmerising"
Tony Rayns, Time Out Film Guide

Revolutionary in form as well as content, Electra, My Love is one of the great Miklós Jancsó's finest works. Shot in twelve beautiful, intricately choreographed long takes by cinematographer János Kende, and expressing political ideas that were forbidden in 1970s Hungary, it is a searing exposé of oppression and the abuse of power.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, Electra, My Love is presented from a brand new 2K digital restoration created from original materials by the Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute, supervised by the film’s cinematographer János Kende.

Release Date: September 2016

The Shop on the High Street
(Obchod na korze)
A film by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos
Czechoslovakia, 1965

"Infinitely moving... a masterpiece, a flawless examination of the toll of indecision and the penalty of passive decency"
Eleanor Perry, Life Magazine, Feb 1966

Winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Feature in 1965, The Shop on the High Street (aka The Shop on Main Street) is one of the cornerstones of World Cinema, and perhaps the most internationally renowned film in all Czechoslovak cinema.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, The Shop on the High Street is presented from a new High Definition transfer prepared by the Czech National Film Archive.

Release Date: August 2016

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