New Releases

A film by Raya Martin
Philippines, 2009

"Raya Martin's spellbinding film... channels the lambent, dreamlike quality of early
cinema... an ingenious dovetailing of form and content" David Jenkins, Little White Lies

This unique film from acclaimed Filipino director Raya Martin re-imagines his country's past as an elemental humanist epic.
Ingeniously staged on studio sets that evoke the lost period of early and silent cinema, Independencia's mesmerising visual aesthetic creates a lush metaphor for the mythical history and identity of the Philippines and incisively explores the intersection between national history and cinema history.

The DVD is presented from a new, director-approved HD digital transfer, and features the World Premiere of a new short film, created exclusively for this release by director Raya Martin.

Release Date: August 2014

Birds, Orphans and Fools
(Vtáčkovia, siroty a blázni)
A film by Juraj Jakubisko
Czechoslovakia, 1969

"The films of Juraj Jakubisko are amongst the most significant creative achievements of Slovak cinema... An extravagant visionary"
The Cinema of Central Europe

Ranked among the five best Slovak films by Slovak and Czech film critics, Jakubisko's long-repressed tale of love, death and insanity focuses on the unconventional relationship between two men and a Jewish orphan girl (Marketa Lazarová's eponymous Magda Vášáryová) as they travail a war-torn landscape of bombed-out churches and wrecked homes. Forty-years on, it remains, both politically and formally, one of the most radical films of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

Presented in a superb new HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, and features a new essay on the film by author Peter Hames.

Release Date: June 2014

New Releases

Man of Marble
(Człowiek z marmuru)
A film by Andrzej Wajda
Poland, 1976
2-Disc Special Edition

"It remains Wajda's most important work" **** (4 stars) Empire

Andrzej Wajda’s dazzling Man of Marble is also one of the key films of the 1970s. Often described as the ‘Polish Citizen Kane’, Wajda’s epic operates as both an electrifying political saga and a compelling analysis of the nature of cinema itself.

This Special Edition 2-Disc DVD set is presented in a superb new director-approved HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, and features newly filmed and exclusive interviews with director Andrzej Wajda, lead actress Krystyna Janda and 'unofficial' assistant director on Man of Marble, renowned filmmaker Agnieszka Holland.

Release Date: May 2014

Celluloid Man
A film by Shivendra Singh Dungapur
India, 2012

"One of the best movies ever made about cinema" Mark Cousins

Celluloid Man is a tribute to film archivist and obsessive cinephile P.K. Nair, a man whose childhood fascination with cinema finally led to the creation of the National Film Archive of India. Nair has also influenced generations of Indian filmmakers by introducing them to new worlds through the prism of cinema. Featuring wonderful clips and interviews with many Indian and international filmmakers, this award-winning documentary is both a portrait of a man's passion with film and a love letter to cinema itself.

This illuminating documentary is presented on DVD for the first time anywhere in the world.

Release Date: April 2014

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