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New Releases

Sofia's Last Ambulance
(Poslednata lineika na Sofia)

A film by Ilian Metev
Bulgaria, 2012

"Imagine Fredrick Wiseman directing The Death of Mr. Lazarescu"
Anthony Kaufman, Sundance Now

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, has more than a million inhabitants but only 13 ambulances... Ilian Metev's gritty, multi-award-winning documentary follows two medics and their driver as they struggle to cope with the problems of a society on the brink of social and economic collapse.

The DVD is presented in a new anamorphic digital
transfer, and features a Metev's award-winning 2008 short film Goleshovo.

Release Date: October 2014


Independencia
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


New Releases

A Jester's Tale
(Bláznova kronika)

A film by Karel Zeman
Czechoslovakia, 1964

"Zeman's films are unique glimpses into forgotten worlds of myth, invention and exploration. One almost needs a telescope to view them" Peter Strickland

Visionary Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman is recognised as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema for his innovative combination of live-action and animation, along with the use of ingenious special effects. Often described as the 'Czech Méliès', his work has been a profound influence on generations of filmmakers from Jan Švankmajer to Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam to the Quay Brothers and Wes Anderson.

Co-scripted by Pavel Jurácek (Ikarie XB 1, Daisies), this startlingly inventive film emerges as a sharp satire on war, human nature and of the way we perceive history itself.

The DVD is presented in a new anamorphic digital
transfer, and features a new essay on the film by writer
Ian Haydn Smith.

Release Date: September 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


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