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Horse Money

(Cavalo Dinheiro)
A film by Pedro Costa
Portugal, 2014

 

www.horsemoney.co.uk

 

Horse Money is the stunning new film from award-winning director Pedro Costa.

The film follows Ventura - the enigmatic lead of Costa's earlier groundbreaking film Colossal Youth (2006) - as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his, and his country's, past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding and unclassifiable cinematic experience.

Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, and already featured in many worldwide critics' Top 10 Films of 2014 lists, Horse Money is a hauntingly beautiful contemplation of Portugal's tumultuous past and uncertain future from one of the true poets of contemporary European cinema.


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"Costa has again made a singular docu-fiction hybrid that defies classification as readily as it reimagines the possibilities of cinema"
Scott Foundas, Variety


"A phantasmagorical vision... as sinister as anything from David Lynch or Costa's beloved Jacques Tourneur" The Hollywood Reporter

"Horse Money is yet another masterpiece from one of the world's greatest film artists"
Toronto International Film Festival

"A great and piercingly beautiful work of cinema" Film Society of Lincoln Center

"Somewhere between Rembrandt and Eraserhead... as visually alluring as it is psychologically resonant" RogerEbert.com

 


ON DVD AND BLU RAY MARCH 2016

 


 

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Mysterious Object at Noon

(Dokfa nai meuman)
A film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, 2000

 

 

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hallucinatory debut feature is an experimental mix of documentary and fiction that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand.
A film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to expand upon a story involving a wheelchair-bound young boy and his teacher. The resulting stories are later re-enacted by non-professional actors in dramatic re-creations of the freely associated narrative strokes supplied. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes was inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpses, and its formal strategies are aligned with both documentary realism and the avant-garde, but this boldly original debut looks and feels like nothing else.

Second Run present the film in a brand new restoration by the Austrian Film Museum and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation - and will include exclusive extra features.


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"Weerasethakul's film is like a piece of chamber music slowly, deftly expanding into a full symphonic movement" The New York Times

"Surprising and fascinating... I can't think of another film remotely like it"
Jonathan Rosenbaum

"Nobody has made such a film in Thailand before. It’s clear that something rich and
strange is happening in Thai film culture”
Tony Rayns (London Film Festival, 2000)

"Mysterious Object at Noon, a weird, wonderful and altogether sui generis new documentary from Thailand... engages, unhinges and forever deranges the way that stories and cultural histories could, and perhaps should, be told” Chuck Stephens, Filmmaker Magazine

 

 


ON DVD AND BLU RAY EARLY 2016

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something Different (O něčem jiném)
A Bagful of Fleas (Pytel blech)

Two films by Věra Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1962 / 1963

 

 

Something Different (1963) follows the lives of two women – a gymnast in gruelling training (real life Olympic gold-medallist Eva Bosáková), and a dissatisfied housewife (Věra Uzelacová). The two strands never meet but provide a progressive comment on each other and the differing roles of the women. In A Bagful of Fleas (1962), the everyday world of young factory girls’ lives in the cotton mills of Náchod conflicts with officialdom.

Presented from all-new HD materials, these two terrific early works from Věra Chytilová introduce themes evident across her career: the feminine point of view in a world of double standards and predatory sexualisation dominated by men, the expectations and strictures of female gender roles, and a strong critique of contemporary society.
Combining elements of cinema vérité and formalism, and spiked with anarchic humour, her films broke with both genre and ideology and charted a new path for Czechoslovak and Eastern European cinema.


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"A wonderful debut from a director of immense talent" Bonjour Tristesse

 

"One of the Czech New Wave’s most rebellious, irreverent and boundary-breaking talents...
a vibrant innovator, whose uncompromising vision in a decidedly male-run industry made her known as the ‘First Lady of Czech Cinema’."
Carmen Gray

 


ON DVD FEBRUARY 2016

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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