Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. This is balanced by forays into the particular: a haunting memory of a stolen river, a mysterious figure roaming ancient rice terraces, the crucial data hidden in a million year old piece of ice, a pilgrim’s private ritual among thousands of others at the water’s edge.
Watermark is directed by multiple award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. Filmed and produced by Nicholas de Pencier and three years in the making, it is a logical extension of the trio’s previous collaboration, Manufactured Landscapes. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted - until it’s gone.
Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Starring Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat), in a "powerhouse performance". Directed by Bruno Dumont (Humanité, Flanders).
Oscar-nominated Palestinian thriller. Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police.
Suspicion and betrayal jeapordize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape.
The Jim Jarmusch Collection brings together the pioneering filmmaker's first six films, fully restored and on Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK. These are the films that established Jarmusch as the maverick of American independent cinema and the ultimate master of cool:
- PERMANENT VACATION (1980)
- STRANGER THAN PARADISE (1984)
- DOWN BY LAW (1986)
- MYSTERY TRAIN (1989)
- NIGHT ON EARTH (1991)
- DEAD MAN (1995)
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
This essential collection brings together for the first time on Blu-Ray the three films that helped establish Kelly Reichardt as one of the most important auteurs of American independent cinema: OLD JOY (2006), WENDY AND LUCY (2008) and MEEK’S CUTOFF (2010). Also included as a Bonus Feature is her remarkable debut film, RIVER OF GRASS (1994), never previously available in the UK.
Other Bonus Features include audio of a masterclass given by Kelly Reichardt at Oxford University in 2014, the short stories by Jonathan Raymond upon which OLD JOY and WENDY & LUCY are based, and a booklet written by long-time Reichardt collaborator Larry Fessenden.
2 DISC SPECIAL EDITION
PULP found fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', and 'Babies'. In 2012 they returned to their hometown for what could be their last UK concert. Footage of their phenomenal live showis exclusive to this film and the band also share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together these elements with dream-like tableaux featuring the people and the city of Sheffield.
DUAL EDITION DVD + BLU-RAY
This collection of Chris Marker films consists of three works that pre-date La Jetée, the featurette that firmly planted his name as a filmmaker, as well as a series of seven shorter films that span each decade of his career thereafter. These remarkable curios reveal much about him, his ideas and his visuality, as well as his take on the modern world from an artistic point-of-view--from China, Siberia and Israel in the 1950s to the Pentagon, art collectives, cheshire cats, haikus and early new media.
This title will be released on November 10, 2014.
A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the twentieth century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
This title will be released on November 10, 2014.
The first ever documentary to win the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, SACRO GRA follows the stories of those living on the fringes of Rome's ring-road, the Grande Raccordo Anulare. Gianfranco Rosi weaves a tapestry out of the river of traffic in perpetual motion and the people that inhabit it. The worlds of a nobleman, a botanist, a paramedic, an eel fisherman, and a modern-day prince all intersect while completely unaware of each other, and it is at these intersections that the simple beauties of life are revealed. Far from the iconic sites of Rome, the GRA is a repository of stories of those at the edges of the ever-expanding universe of the capital city.
This title will be released on December 1, 2014.
Feature documentary following an unnamed man through three significant events in his life. The journey begins with the man on a small island in Estonia then follows him as he moves to the Finnish wilderness and then finally on to the scene of a concert in Norway where he is performing as singer and guitarist of a black metal group. Robert A. A. Lowe portrays the unnamed man as the directors Ben Rivers and Ben Russell explore the ways in which we shape our space in society while trying to remain true to ourselves.