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New Releases

People of the Mountains
(Emberek a havason)
A film by István Szőts
Hungary, 1942

“One of the most beautiful films in the history of Hungarian filmmaking... an undoubted classic”
The Cinema of Central Europe

István Szots has been compared to Ford, Dovzhenko and Renoir but this film, shot almost entirely on location and using mostly non-professional actors, was also cited by
De Sica and Zavattini as a model for the Italian neorealist movement of the 1940s. Disapproved of by the ruling authorities, the reputation of this powerful and elemental
film has continued to grow and it is now considered one of the greatest Hungarian films of all time.

People of the Mountains is presented from a brand new 2K digital restoration created from original nitrate image and sound negatives by the Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute, under the supervision of the renowned cinematographer Sándor Sára (Szindbád, Father).

Release Date: August 2016


The Shop on the High Street
(Obchod na korze)
A film by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos
Czechoslovakia, 1965

"Infinitely moving... a masterpiece, a flawless examination of the toll of indecision and the penalty of passive decency"
Eleanor Perry, Life Magazine, Feb 1966

Winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Feature in 1965, The Shop on the High Street (aka The Shop on Main Street) is one of the cornerstones of World Cinema, and perhaps the most internationally renowned film in all Czechoslovak cinema.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, The Shop on the High Street is presented from a new High Definition transfer prepared by the Czech National Film Archive.

Release Date: August 2016


New Releases

Joshua Oppenheimer
Early Works
A collection of 12 films

"There's nothing out there, nothing, nothing in cinema that has this kind of depth... Real filmmaking, wonderful, incredible filmmaking that becomes indelible somehow in your memory and your whole existence"
Werner Herzog

Joshua Oppenheimer is one of the world's most renowned documentary filmmakers. His multi award-winning films The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014) have challenged and redefined perceptions about the very nature of documentary cinema.

Second Run are delighted to present, for the first time ever on home video, the complete cycle of Joshua Oppenheimer's early works from brand new re-mastered transfers of the films, supervised and approved by the director - and a new filmed interview with director Joshua Oppenheimer.

Release Date: June 2016


Mysterious Object at Noon
(Dokfa nai meuman)
A film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, 2000

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

The gloriously sensuous films of Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul have defined him as one of contemporary cinema’s most unique voices.

Mysterious Object at Noon is his hallucinatory debut feature, an extraordinary mix of experimental documentary and fiction that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes - alternately fantastical, comic and workaday - bridge documentary realism and the avant-garde, resulting in a boldly original debut that looks and feels like nothing else.

Available for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray (and also available on DVD) the film is presented from a new 2K restoration, and also includes exclusive special features.

Release Date: April 2016


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