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New Releases

Ghost Hunting
(Istiyad Ashbah)
A film by Raed Andoni
Palestine, 2017

Blu-ray and DVD Special Editions

“Startling in its originality... A daring and shocking film, made with fine cinematic judgement.” Ken Loach

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Documentary at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni’s powerful feature is a hybrid of documentary, fiction and experimental film, which gathers together a group of survivors from Israel’s infamous Al-Moscobiya prison. Together they recreate the physical space of the jail, and their experiences of incarceration and torture.

Our region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions are presented from a new HD master and include an interview with director Andoni and more.

Release Date: September 2020

Tenderness
(Neha)
A film by Martin Šulik
Slovakia, 1991

Blu-ray Special Edition

“A work of considerable formal and visual distinction. Šulik’s precise, sympathetic, and analytical direction heralded the arrival of a major new talent.” Peter Hames, The Best of Slovak Film 1921-1991

A rich and complex coming-of-age story, Tenderness focuses on a passionate and often cruel ménage à trois shaped by a country in the throes of political upheaval and social transformation. Cited as one of the finest ever Slovak feature debuts, the film marked the arrival of Šulik as one of international cinema's most vital talents.

Our region-free Blu-ray is presented from a new 2K restoration of the film and includes Šulík’s acclaimed 1989 short film Hurá as well as On Tenderness, a new documentary on the film and its legacy, plus a booklet featuring new writing on the film by film historian and author Peter Hames.

Release Date: August 2020

New Releases

Vitalina Varela
A film by Pedro Costa
Portugal, 2019

Blu-ray and DVD Special Editions

“A major film in the history of cinema from here on out. Something incredible happened at this festival: to have seen and rewarded a film that will enter the heritage of world cinema.” Catherine Breillat, filmmaker and President of the Locarno Film Festival Jury

Multi-award-winning and hailed as one of the finest films of recent years, Pedro Costa’s exquisite Vitalina Varela follows the titular Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past.

Haunting, strikingly visualised and marked by a towering central performance, Vitalina Varela is an unforgettable modern masterwork.

Release Date: August 2020

CzechMate
In Search of Jiří Menzel
A film by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
India, 2018

Blu-ray 2-disc Special Edition

“I think it’s one of the greatest and most fascinating film docs I’ve ever, ever seen. Breathtaking, really.” Alexander Payne

Epic, expansive, affectionate and deeply passionate, CzechMate – In Search of Jiří Menzel is an extraordinary documentary film, a labour of love by filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. Its depth and scale are unparalleled in the study of the Czech and Slovak cinema.

Our world premiere, region-free, director-approved 2-disc Blu-ray Special Edition features the full and complete version of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur's remarkable documentary, and also includes two new HD presentations of Jiří Menzel’s acclaimed but rarely seen short films Prefabricated Houses and Our Dear Mister Foerster Died.

Release Date: July 2020

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