New Releases

Before Tonight is Over
A film by Peter Solan
Czechoslovakia, 1965

Blu-ray Special Edition

“It’s a joyous discovery and essential catch-up viewing for anyone already bitten by the Czechoslovakian New Wave bug.”
Cerise Howard, Senses of Cinema

One winter’s night in a Slovak mountain resort, customers gather in a nightclub seeking laughter, flirtation and fun. As the alcohol flows the evening unfolds in unpredictable ways, offering a sharp critique of life under communism, as the characters gradually reveal their desires, unfulfilled dreams, insecurities and disappointments.

Long suppressed, Before Tonight is Over is now regarded as one of the great undiscovered gems of Slovak cinema.

Presented from a new 2K restoration, our region-free Blu-ray edition also features a new and exclusive documentary on director Peter Solan, the film and its legacy, produced by the Slovak Film Institute; two short films reflecting the setting and milieu of the film: Operation BL (Akcia BL, 1959) and High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry, 1966), and a 20-page booklet with new writing on the film by author Peter Hames.

Release Date: June 2021

The Silence Before Bach / Mudanza
Two films by Pere Portabella
Spain, 2007 / 2008

Blu-ray Special Edition

“Artist, activist, politician and above all a brilliantly intuitive experimental filmmaker, Pere Portabella is an iconic figure in Spanish cinema.”
Mar Diestro-Dópido, Sight & Sound

In these two works by the radical Catalan filmmaker Pere Portabella, music, art and architecture provide the starting point for a beguiling, and often playful, exploration of European history.

The Silence Before Bach comprises a series of filmed vignettes, united by the music of J S Bach, investigating the profound, complex relationship between image and music.

Mudanza quietly records the removal of furniture and objects from the home of murdered poet Federico García Lorca allowing visitors (and viewers) to move freely amongst its empty spaces, and to contemplate what is lost.

Release Date: May 2021

New Releases

Goodbye, Dragon Inn
(Bú sàn)
A film by Tsai Ming-Liang
Taiwan, 2003

Blu-ray and DVD Special Editions

“A beautiful love poem to the movies.”
Slant magazine

An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is now widely regarded as a classic.

Presented in a ravishing new 4K restoration, our region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions also feature a new and exclusive filmed interview with Tsai Ming-Liang, plus the world home video premiere of his 2009 short Madam Butterfly - and a 24-page booklet with writing on the film by Tony Rayns and a personal appreciation by filmmaker Apichtpong Weersaethakul.

Release Date: November 2020

I Was at Home, But...
(Ich war zuhause, aber...)
A film by Angela Schanelec
Germany, 2019

Blu-ray Special Edition

“An elegantly radical mystery... Classically composed and gorgeously immersive.”
Jessica Kiang, Sight & Sound

Angela Schanelec’s wonderfully elusive and allusive films intrigue audiences with their enigmatic explorations of everyday human dilemmas.

Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, I Was at Home, But... is a tender, profoundly moving portrait of a family living with love and loss.

Our region-free Blu-ray features a new filmed interview with Angela Schanelec, three of her early short films, booklet and more.

Release Date: March 2021

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