New Releases

The War Trilogy:
A Generation (Pokolenie) / Kanał Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i diament)

Three films by Andrzej Wajda
Poland, 1955 / 1657 / 1958

3-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

“[Wajda's] wartime trilogy of A Generation, Kanał and Ashes and Diamonds remains one of the finest achievements of Eastern European cinema.”
Derek Malcolm, A Century of Film,
The Guardian

Second Run presents Andrzej Wajda’s renowned ‘War Trilogy’ - the three films that first brought Wajda international attention and kickstarted the ‘Polish film school’ movement. These works are powerful and often harrowing accounts of the Polish Resistance movement through World War II and after, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the struggle for personal and national freedom.

These celebrated films are presented from stunning new 2K restorations, with A Generation being released for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

Release Date: December 2022

Desire (Touha)
All My Good Countrymen
(Všichni dobří rodáci)
Two films by Vojtěch Jasný
Czechoslovakia, 1958/1968

2-disc Blu-ray Special Edition

“Jasný is the spiritual father of the Czech New Wave” Miloš Forman

These two films by Vojtěch Jasný, one of Czechoslovak cinema's most renowned and influential film artists, tell deceptively simple tales of rural life.

Both films make their world premieres on Blu-ray, and our
2-disc edition also features archival interviews with director Vojtěch Jasný and actor Drahomíra Hofmanová, additional films by Jasný, a booklet with a new essay by Peter Hames... and more!

Release Date: August 2022

New Releases

Dragon's Return
(Drak sa vracia)
A film by Eduard Grečner
Czechoslovakia, 1967

Blu-ray Special Edition

“A jaw-dropping masterpiece, an exercise in pure cinematic storytelling that captivates, enchants and terrifies in each scene”
Graham Williamson, The Geek Show

A key film from Slovak cinema’s golden era, Eduard Grečner’s film is a radical fusion of ancient folklore and experimental modernism. Shot in luminous monochrome and boasting an extraordinary score by Ilja Zeljenka, Dragon's Return is an elemental vision of a world lost in time.

Presented from a new 2K restoration and makes its world premiere on Blu-ray. Our edition also features a brand new documentary on the film featuring director Eduard Grečner, a new filmed introduction by Rastislav Steranka, an interview with Peter Hames, and a booklet with writing by Jonathan Owen.

Release Date: October 2022

Love (Szerelem)
A film by Károly Makk
Hungary, 1971

Blu-ray Special Edition

“Makk's haunting, atmospheric and beautifully performed film, brilliantly shot by János Tóth”
Derek Malcolm, 100 Greatest Films

Károly Makk’s Cannes award-winning gem, based on the autobiographical writings of Tibor Déry, is a meditation on time, memory, love and loss.

The film is a subtle yet powerful exploration of how love sustains life, even in times of fear and uncertainty. Perfectly realised, with luminous cinematography and innovative editing.

Presented from a new 4K restoration and for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Makk’s tender masterpiece is a landmark of international cinema.

Release Date: September 2022

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