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Cesar Nominated French Film Augustine by Filmmaker Alice Winocour Based on a True Story

Augustine

A 19TH CENTURY FRENCH NEUROLOGIST AND HIS YOUNG PATIENT ENTER INTO AN EXTRAORDINARY AND SENSUAL RELATIONSHIP IN THIS DARKLY PROVOCATIVE PERIOD DRAMA FROM FRANCE

 

“Absorbingly sensuous.” – Neil Young, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“FOUR STARS  A gothic prequel to A Dangerous Method. Soko evolves from exploited victim to self-possessed woman—a proto-feminist in both body and mind.” – Eric Hynes, TIME OUT NY

“A coolly febrile study of madness, Victorian sexual politics and power.” – Leslie Felperin, VARIETY

“A dark romance of sex and power…Vivid and Feverish…Soko is as grave and luminous as a silent-film star.”  – AO Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A slyly feminist fable.” – Steve Dollar, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

 

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PAZ VEGA GOES ON DEMAND WITH THE RETURN OF SEX ANDLUCIA

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Sex and Lucía: Unrated Director’s Cut

 

ONE OF THE MOST EROTIC FILMS EVER MADE IS SET TO PREMIERE ON DEMAND

 

Will Be Available On Digital Download and VOD

Beginning February 5, 2013

 

 

LUCIA 15The acclaimed 2001 Spanish erotic drama SEX AND LUCÍA will make its cable television, Video-On-Demand and Digital Download premiere on February 5, 2013. It will be available on such services as: iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, and Google Play, just to name a few.

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Director Marcel Rasquin Touches Us All With His Venezuelan Film HERMANO

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Hermano

THE ACCLAIMED SPORTS-CRIME DRAMA ABOUT TWO BROTHERS FROM TH E SLUMS OF VENEZUELA WHOSE DREAMS OF A LIFE IN SOCCER ARE THREATENED BY VIOLENCE AND TRAGEDY

VENEZUELA’S OFFICIAL ACADEMY AWARD SELECTION

FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Available on DVD, VOD, Digital Download December 18, 2012

An assured first feature…[ packs] a potent punch.” — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

One of the best sports-related dramas in quite a long time…nearly flawless.” –TUCSCON WEEKLY

Unpretentious, energetic, sincere. and well-cast…a true, satisfying pleasure.”– SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

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THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

An Epic Fifteen Hour Journey Chronicling The Birth and Evolution of Cinematic History by Mark Cousins

 

 
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THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY is an unprecedented cinematic event—an epic journey that chronicles the birth and evolution of the world’s greatest popular art form: cinema. A 15-hour-long documentary survey that begins with the invention of motion pictures at the end of the 19th Century and concludes with the multi-billion dollar globalized digital industry of the 21st Century, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY is a monumental work about yesterday and tomorrow—and everything in between. Directed and hosted by film historian Mark Cousins, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY is, in Cousin’s own words, “a love letter to cinema”—a bold, passionate and essential chronicle on the history and growth of world cinema.

Painstakingly researched, curated and filmed over a six year period on five continents, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY covers 120 years of world cinema in 15 hour-long installments brimming with more than one thousand film clips from the greatest and most important movies ever made. The Birth of a Nation, Frankenstein, The Grand Illusion, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Little Caesar, Blade Runner, The Seventh Seal, Raging Bull, Gone with the Wind, A Hard Day’s Night, City Lights, Saving Private Ryan, Johnny Guitar and Psycho are only a handful of the hundreds of movies that are represented onscreen in the unprecedented cinematic voyage of THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY.

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Take a Quintessential Time Capsule to 60’s Paris with GAINSBOURG: A Heroic Life

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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

LEGENDARY FRENCH COMPOSER, LYRICIST AND PROVOCATEUR SERGE GAINSBOURG IS CELEBRATED IN AWARD-WINNING BIO-PIC ABOUT HIS LIFE, LOVES & MUSIC

Available onBlu-ray, DVD, and VOD
March 20, 2011
 

“Unconventional, imaginative, nothing if not audacious, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a portrait of creativity from the inside…” – Los Angeles Times

“If only all bio-pics were this entertaining.” – New YorkDaily News

“Impassioned, sexy and charming.” -GQ

His music was visionary. His lovers were renowned. His life was extraordinary. And now, for the first time, the life, loves and music of France’s incomparable singer-songwriter and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg are celebrated in GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE, thestunning and sensational debut film by famed French comic book artist-turned-director Joann Sfar.

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Oscar Nominees Jean Dujardin and Michel Hazanavicius Bring Spy Spoof Magic

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Berdine in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (courtesy of Music Box Films)
Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo in OSS 117: CAIRO NEST OF SPIES (courtesy of Music Box Films)

BEFORE TOPPING THE 84TH OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR ‘THE ARTIST’ OSCAR-FRONT RUNNERS JEAN DUJARDIN AND DIRECTOR MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS GAVE THE WORLD ITS COOLEST AND MOST CLUELESS SUPER SPY!

‘OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES’ and ‘OSS 117: LOST IN RIO’

The Funniest and Second Funniest Spy Spoofs Ever Made*

Available Now on DVD and VOD

Before topping the 84th Academy® Awards with ten nominations for the French silent film, The Artist, Golden Globe® winner and Oscar-nominee Jean Dujardin (‘Best Actor’ – The Artist), Oscar-nominated Director Michel Hazanavicius, and Oscar-nominated actress Berenice Bejo teamed up in the acclaimed and ultra-hip French comedies OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and its sequel, OSS 117: Lost in Rio. For audiences that may have missed these earlier works by the Oscar-nominated alliance when they were first issued by Music Box Films Home Entertainment, NOW is the time to get in on the action!

Directed by Hazanavicius, both OSS 117 films stars Jean Dujardin, whose “arched-eyebrow perfection” (LA Weekly) caught critics’ attention and praise as the cool, cunning and completely clueless Pride of the French Secret Service. Berenice Bejo also joins the all-star Oscar-nominated cast in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies. Together the actor/director pair showed off early signs of magic as New York Magazine’s ‘Critic’s Pick’, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, topped the box office in France, and received 5 Cesar Award nominations including ‘Best Actor.’

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Mesrine Public Enemy #1

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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

THE SECOND CHAPTER IN THE ACCLAIMED EPIC ABOUT THE LIFE AND CAREER OF JACQUES MESRINE, THE MOST FAMOUS CRIMINAL IN THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, STARRING AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR VINCENT CASSEL

Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc

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Mesrine: Killer Instinct

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 Mesrine: Killer Instinct

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR VINCENT CASSEL STARS AS JACQUES MESRINE IN THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE ACCLAIMED, REAL-LIFE UNDERWORLD SAGA OF THE MOST FAMOUS CRIMINAL IN THE HISTORY OF FRANCE

Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc

February 22, 2011

Critic’s Pick! “A riveting, visceral entertainment that evokes a Gallic Scarface…” – The New York Times

“The best gangster film of the year. A splendid and stylish crime epic.” —Newhouse News Service

“The real-life career criminal Jacques Mesrine is seen in all his wild, scary, violent glory.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

Mesrine: Killer Instinct
Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Jacques Mesrine was the last of the great French gangsters, his criminal career spanning more than 20 years of kidnappings, robberies, murders and prison escapes in some half-dozen countries. Mesrine’s criminal reign came to an end in a hail of bullets shot by police in the middle of Paris in 1979, a spectacular demise that put the crowing touch on his legend. Now, nearly 30 years after his death, the true story of Jacques Mesrine can be told in Mesrine: Killer Instinct, the first film in an acclaimed two-part crime saga that’s received recognition around the globe.

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