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Man of Marble

(Człowiek z marmuru)
A film by Andrzej Wajda
Poland, 1976


Often described as the Polish CITIZEN KANE, Wajda’s dazzling 1976 film MAN OF MARBLE operates as both an electrifying political saga and a meditation the inherent untruths of cinema.

A milestone in Polish cinema, MAN OF MARBLE is also one of the key films of the 1970s and one of the most compelling attacks on government corruption and Stalinist ethics ever made – and a compelling dissection of the nature of cinema itself.

Second Run DVD proudly presents the iconic MAN OF MARBLE in a new, high-definition digital restoration in a two-disc Special Edition DVD. This Special Edition DVD also contains exclusive, newly filmed interviews with director Andrzej Wajda, leading actress Krystyna Janda, and renowned filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, who served as Assistant Director on the film but who - ironically considering the nature of the film itself - had her name expunged from titles at the behest of the Polish authorities.

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"Andrzej Wajda, Poland's greatest filmmaker...
A political epic, compassionate and as bitterly funny as a cartoon... it is a big, fascinating, risky film that testifies not only to Mr. Wajda's remarkable vision, but also to the vitality of contemporary Polish life"
Vincent Canby, New Tork Times

Release date: 2014




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Birds, Orphans and Fools

(Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni)
A film by Juraj Jakubisko
Czechoslovakia, 1969


Shot immediately after the Soviet invasion of 1968, Jakubisko’s long-repressed feature focuses on the relationship that develops between two male friends and a female Jewish orphan as they travail a world ravaged by death and destruction, a war-torn landscape of bombed-out churches and wrecked homes occupied, it seems, only by themselves and birds. Their triangular relationship recalls Truffaut's Jules et Jim, but Jakubisko's heroes have no romantic ideals - they are all orphans, products of an absurd world in which their parents killed each.

With references from Shakespeare to Rabelais, key episodes in Slovak history - and recalling Věra Chytilová's Daisies - Jakubisko's exhilerating, experimental film is turn playful, surreal and increasingly nightmarish.

The Girl from Hunan Still

"This bizarre allegory about the possibilities of freedom is memorable by its unrestricted playfulness and a flamboyant disrespect towards national traditions"
Lidove noviny, July 1993

Release date: 2014

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The Girl from Hunan

(Xiangnu xiaoxiao)
A film by Xie Fei
China, 1986


The heartbreaking tale of a young girl sold into an arranged marriage with a 2 year old boy who she must raise as his nanny until he is old enough to marry her. She is expected to honour tradition and to toe the line so far as social proprieties are concerned, but the young girl rebels against the edicts of her elders until at 16, she falls in love with another man...

Though set in turn-of-the-century China, The Girl from Hunan deliberately parallel the state of affairs in the China of the late 1980s.

The Girl from Hunan Still

"Vividly recreates an era long gone, yet somehow still very close"
Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Release date: TBC

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