Padre Padrone: Winner of the 1977 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, this classic by the Taviani brothers is based on an autobiography by Gavino Ledda The One That Got Away . Gavino is six when his father hauls him out of school to keep watch over sheep on a barren countryside, huddled in a makeshift hut night and day. The child is constantly abused by his father who treats him as his own father treated him. When the illiterate Gavino is commanded by his father to join the army, he learns a trade and a new concept of life, discovering the outside world and his own identity within it.
The Night Of The Shooting Stars: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at 1982 Cannes Film Festival. Set during the summer of 1944 in a small Tuscan town caught between the threat of destruction by the retreating German forces and the advancing American army, this is a bedtime story told by a mother to her child. A recollection of her experience during the war which takes on the quality of fairytale as seen through the eyes of a six year old. In it, the Tavianis create some of their most lyrical and poetic cinema.
Kaos: With a free adaptation from Luigi Pirandello's works, the Taviani brothers have constructed an ethereal odyssey into the Sicilian landscape - with four stories and an epilogue - it brings together all the main actors whom the Tavianis had previously collaborated with in a voluptuous naturalistic trip.
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In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don't give up so easily and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.BONUS FEATURES*Theatrical Trailer*Interview with Director GrÃmur HÃ¡konarson* Wrestling , a short film by Director GrÃmur HÃ¡konarson
Coming-of-age as rude awakening: one high school senior s dawning sexuality is shadowed by the discovery of his upper-class white family s looming financial ruin. Polished and penetrating, Casa Grande renders a sharp social canvas of contemporary Brazil through the eyes of young Jean (Thales Cavalcanti), who struggles with newfound knowledge of his racial and class privilege as he sweetly courts a mixed-race girl from a lower-ranked school than his, and sows his oats with the family s nubile cinnamon-skinned maid. Jean s parents, meanwhile, clutch at straws merely to survive. His father (Brazilian screen staple Marcello Novaes), a failed hedge-fund baron, tries vainly to conceal the true extent of the damage, as his formerly sheltered wife resorts to peddling cosmetics. An international audience favorite, Casa Grande has stirred lively, searching discussion among Brazilians of the often repressed realities of stubborn racial bias and stark income inequality.Bonus Features: English Subtitles
In this hilariously action-packed horror comedy, a group of Finnish and British people find themselves trapped in a cabin when they are viciously attacked by a mysterious half human, half rabbit creature. In Finnish with English subtitles.Blu-ray comes with bonus features including a short film, teasers and demos!When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using BD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
The FIVE FILMS BY PATRICIO GUZMÃN box set offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience the work of one of the world s leading documentarians, the only director with two films in the top 20 of Sight & Sound s list of Greatest Documentaries of All Time. First-ever comprehensive survey of GuzmÃ¡n s work This collection represents a 35 year span of GuzmÃ¡n s films Includes feature-length film about GuzmÃ¡n, not available anywhere else! Includes GuzmÃ¡n s most well-known and highly praised works THE BATTLE OF CHILE: PART ONE (1975), PART TWO (1976) and PART THREE (1978), the epic and universally acclaimed chronicle of Chile's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it in 1973. CHILE, OBSTINATE MEMORY (1997), the poignant portrait of a nation battling with historical reminiscences. THE PINOCHET CASE (2001), the haunting story of the landmark legal case against General Augusto Pinochet before and after his arrest in London in 1998 SALVADOR ALLENDE (2004), the poetic and definitive portrait of the Chilean leader; and NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (2011), the gorgeous, personal meditation on astronomy, archaeology, and politics.
1921, The beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumontâ€™s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the ownerâ€™s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husbandâ€™s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers