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Silence and Cry

(Csend és kiáltás)
A film by Miklós Jancsó

Hungary, 1965

 

 

An elliptical, claustrophobic drama shot in the brilliant, breathtaking long takes that are Jancsó’s trademark, Silence and Cry is set after the fall of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919. A young Red soldier, fleeing the anti-Communist manhunt, takes refuge at the isolated farm of a peasant family, who are are already under police scrutiny for being politically suspect...

 

Working on a more intimate canvas, following the epic The Round-Up and The Red and the White, Hungarian master Jancsó's film is still very much concerned with the terrible, tyrannical impact of power, politics and history.


The Girl from Hunan Still


 

"A newly intimate, domestic level [for the director]...Jancsó’s characteristic sequence shots turn the chamber drama into a political thriller pregnant with wider connotations"

Tony Rayns, Time Out

 


ON BLU-RAY AND DVD 2017

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
(Baron Prášil)
A film by Karel Zeman
Czechoslovakia, 1961

 

 

Often described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on whole generations of film artists from Jan Švankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Wes Anderson. His ground-breaking innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ranking alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen.

 

Zeman’s wildly inventive and fun take on the incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets, crafting a timeless work that continues to astonish.


The Girl from Hunan Still


 

“He did what I'm still trying to do, which is to try and combine live action with animation. His Doré-esque backgrounds were wonderful. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen captured the real spirit of the character” Terry Gilliam

 


ON BLU-RAY AND DVD JUNE 2017

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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