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Fruit of Paradise
(Ovoce stromů rajských jíme)

A film by Věra Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1969

 

The late, great Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová, followed the success of her ground-breaking exercise in anarchic cinema Daisies (1966) with the even more extraordinary Fruit of Paradise.  An experimental, densely symbolic retelling of the Adam and Eve story, Chytilová utilizes every cinematic tool to create a ravishing tapestry of ideas, textures, and visual tropes. 


The Girl from Hunan Still


"An audacious combination of allegorical narrative and the avant-garde...  a brilliantly executed aesthetic exercise. It is formalism at its most beautiful" Daniel Bird, Central Europe Review

Release date: 2015

 


 

Diary for my Children

Polish Cinema Classics Vol. III
(The Cruise / Camouflage / Shivers)

Three films by Marek Piwowski /
Krzysztof Zanussi / Wojciech Marczewski
Poland, 1970 / 1976 / 1981

 

The third volume of our Polish Cinema Classics series incorporates three of the finest Polish films of the 1970s and 80s. All three films are presented from new HD digital transfers with restored picture and sound.

The Cruise (Rejs)
(Marek Piwowski 1970)

Regarded as Polish cinema's first 'cult' film, Piwowski's absurdist comedy is a satire of life in the (then) People's Republic of Poland.

Camouflage (Barwy ochronne)
(Krzysztof Zanussi 1976)
A milestone in Polish cinema which probes into the moral fabric of the society underlying Poland's regime.

Shivers (Dreszcze)
(Wojciech Marczewski, 1981)
A coming-of-age story set in a 1950s Stalinist youth camp, Marczewski's film daringly explores themes of erotic and political fascinations.


The Girl from Hunan Still


Release date: 2015

 


 

Diary for my Children

Story of My Death

(Història de la meva mort)
A film by Albert Serra
Spain, 2013

 

Award-winning Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra established himself as one of the most original and iconoclastic voices in contemporary cinema.
His deliciously eccentric 2013 film The Story of My Death (winner of the prestigious Golden Leopard prize at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival) imagines a meeting between the ageing Casanova and Count Dracula to chart the collision between the eighteenth century of Enlightenment, rationalism and libertine sensuality and a nineteenth century founded upon Romanticism, obscurantism and violence.

The Girl from Hunan Still

 

"Story of My Death is a singular work, and its originality is apparent in every frame... This is a film of dazzling vitality and animation"
Village Voice

 

"Story of My Death is a truly esoteric and unique work, something contemporary, yet totally free of constraints of time and space. The trappings might be historical and mythical, but [Serra's] playground is cinematic language" CinemaScope


"Vivaciously minimalist but visually breathtaking, it's a rarefied cinematic luxury"
Melbourne International Film Festival


Release date: 2015

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 






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