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New Releases

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

Distant Journey
(Daleká cesta)

A film by Alfréd Radok
Czechoslovakia, 1948

Blu-ray and DVD Special Editions

"The most brilliant, the most horrifying film
on the Nazis' persecution of the Jews this reviewer has yet seen"

Bosley Crowther, New York Times

Set in the Terezín ghetto as deportations to Nazi extermination camps escalate, Distant Journey is the powerful debut film of Czech avant-garde theatre director, Alfréd Radok.

With striking, expressionist imagery, and made just a few years after the Second World War, Distant Journey was one of the first feature films to address the Holocaust, and remains a stark, still-relevant warning from history.

Presented from a stunning new 4K restoration, our region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions also feature Radok's celebrated short film The Opening of the Wells, and Butterflies Don't Live Here, a documentary film by Miro Bernat about the children of the Terezín ghetto - plus a new Projection Booth commentary by Mike White, Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan, and a booklet featuring new writing by film historian Jonathan Owen.

Release Date: May 2020

New Releases

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 - plus a 24 page booklet featuring writing by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and extracts from the director’s personal shooting-diaries.

Release Date: July 2020

Curling
A film by Denis Côté
Canada, 2010

Blu-ray Special Edition

"[A] minimalist stunner...we're not just witnessing the most accomplished work of a new Canadian auteur, but of a new Canadian master." Toronto Star

Curling is acclaimed filmmaker Denis Côté's enigmatic 2010 feature making its world premiere on Blu-ray. Unsettling, sparse and darkly humorous, the film is a meditation on isolation and the universal need for human connection - something more relevant than ever at the moment.

Available on region-free Blu-ray from a new director-approved HD transfer, our edition also features a new filmed interview with Denis Côté, his short film May We Sleep Soundly and more.

Release Date: April 2020

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