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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


People of the Mountains
(Emberek a havason)
A film by István Szőts
Hungary, 1942

“One of the most beautiful films in the history of Hungarian filmmaking... an undoubted classic”
The Cinema of Central Europe

István Szots has been compared to Ford, Dovzhenko and Renoir but this film, shot almost entirely on location and using mostly non-professional actors, was also cited by
De Sica and Zavattini as a model for the Italian neorealist movement of the 1940s. Disapproved of by the ruling authorities, the reputation of this powerful and elemental
film has continued to grow and it is now considered one of the greatest Hungarian films of all time.

People of the Mountains is presented from a brand new 2K digital restoration created from original nitrate image and sound negatives by the Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute, under the supervision of the renowned cinematographer Sándor Sára (Szindbád, Father).

Release Date: August 2016


New Releases

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


Joshua Oppenheimer
Early Works
A collection of 12 films

"There's nothing out there, nothing, nothing in cinema that has this kind of depth... Real filmmaking, wonderful, incredible filmmaking that becomes indelible somehow in your memory and your whole existence"
Werner Herzog

Joshua Oppenheimer is one of the world's most renowned documentary filmmakers. His multi award-winning films The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014) have challenged and redefined perceptions about the very nature of documentary cinema.

Second Run are delighted to present, for the first time ever on home video, the complete cycle of Joshua Oppenheimer's early works from brand new re-mastered transfers of the films, supervised and approved by the director - and a new filmed interview with director Joshua Oppenheimer.

Release Date: June 2016


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