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Acclaimed International Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA Presents Hauntingly Beautiful Tale

 

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 IDA

A film by Pawel Pawlikowski

A YOUNG WOMAN EMBARKS ON A LIFE-ALTERING JOURNEY AFTER MAKING A SHOCKING DISCOVERY ABOUT HER FAMILY’S PAST IN THIS HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL TALE FROM PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI

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Le Weekend Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan Directed by Roger Michell This July!

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LE WEEK-END

JIM BROADBENT AND LINDSAY DUNCAN REVIVE THEIR MARRIAGE ON A WEEKEND TRIP TO PARIS IN THE YEAR’S MOST TOPSY-TURVY COMEDY

Co-Starring Jeff Goldblum (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Venus)
Written by Hanif Kureishi (Venus, My Beautiful Launderette)

Coming to VOD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 8, 2014

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NORTH FACE The Best Mountain Climbing Story June 25

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ONE OF THE MOST DARING AND RIVETING MOUNTAIN CLIMBS OF THE SWISS ALPS COMES TO BLU-RAY

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German Film Academy Award Winner

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY JUNE 25TH

 

“The suspense is relentless, the excitement almost unbearable at times.”– The Washington Post
“Stunning! Takes you along on one of the great adventures of the 20th century.” – Jeffrey Lyons, KNBC/Lyons Den Radio
“Wickedly suspenseful!” -The San Francisco Chronicle
Riveting and Exhilarating” -The Los Angles Times

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Keep The Lights On Arrives on Blu Jan 2013

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Keep the Lights On

THIS ACCLAIMED AND ELECTRIFYING DRAMA CHRONIC

 

LES THE EMOTIONAL AND SEXUALLY CHARGED JOURNEY OF TWO MEN IN NEW YORK CITY FUELED BY LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND ADDICTION

Nominated for Four Independent Spirit Awards, including

Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay!

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, and Digital Download

January 22, 2013

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Legendary Filmmaker, Raul Ruiz, Leaves Behind Masterpiece

Masterful Director, Raul Rúiz, Leaves Behind One of The Best Films of 2011

MYSTERIES OF LISBON

Interviews, Discussion, Photos, and More

Within the same year of his passing, Chilean born Director, Raul Rúiz left a superlative stamp on 2011 with “one of the first cinematic masterpieces of this century” (Film Comment). With over 100 arthouse gems under his belt, including Genealogies of a Crime, Comedy of Innocence, Klimt, Shattered Image, and Time Regained, the great auteur deliberated one of his last masterful works and bestowed cinephiles with “a brilliant piece of filmmaking” (Vogue Magazine). Mysteries of Lisbon, an exquisite film adaptation of the 19th Century Portuguese novel, has been noted as a magnificent milestone in the distinguished career of Ruiz, and has graced numerous “Best of 2011” film lists nationwide including NY Times, NPR, and ‘At the Movies’, just to name a few.

On January 17, 2012, Mysteries of Lisbon, will be available on Digital Download, and VOD, as well as a fantastic special 3-disc DVD and Blu-ray collector’s set that any aficionado will not want to miss. Music Box Films has accompanied the DVD and Blu-ray discs with rare momentus supplements including: collector’s booklet with photos and essays by Jonathan Rosenbaum; 35 minute interview with Raul Rúiz; roundtable discussion of the film; Radio interview with Rúiz; and much more.

RECENT ACCOLADES INCLUDE:

  • Top 10 Films of 2011 (#1): Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents: At the Movies
  • Ella Taylor, NPR, Top Ten Best Films 2011 (#7)David Edelstein’s 10 best list, NPR
  • Best Films of 2011 (AO Scott, Manohla Dargis), NY Times
  • Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay – Oscar Issue’s Critics Picks
    (Manohla Dargis), NY Times
  • Best Films of 2011 (#6), Film Comment
  • Satellite Award for Best Foreign Film, International Press Academy
  • New York Film Critics Circle Special Award – Raúl Ruiz
  • Top 25 films of 2011 (# 3), Slant Magazine
  • Best Films of 2011 (#7), IndieWIRE
  • Best of the Year in Movies – New York Magazine (David Edelstein)
  • Jim Hoberman’s Personal Best List (#3), Village Voice
  • Best Film (#5), 2011 Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll
  • Best Director, Raul Ruiz (#3), 2011 Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll
  • #1 Best Film, Best Director, 2011 Village Voice, NY Film Poll (Sean Axmaker)
  • Top 10s of 2011 (#20-tie), Movie City News
  • Top 10 Films of 2011 (#7), Matthew Lucas, The Dispatch (Lexington Co., NC)
  • 2011: The Year’s Best Films (#9), Combustible Celluloid (Jeffrey M. Anderson)
Director Raúl Ruiz and Producer Paulo Branco
Director Raúl Ruiz and Producer Paulo Branco

Mysteries of Lisbon by Legendary Filmmaker Raul Ruiz

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Mysteries of Lisbon

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nter”>ONE OF THE FINAL WORKS BY LEGENDARY FILMMAKER RAUL RÚIZ, THIS ACCLAIMED ADAPTATION OF THE EPIC PORTUGUESE NOVEL TELLS A SWEEPING AND TIMELESS TALE OF ROMANCE, WAR, PASSION AND BETRAYAL

Available on VOD and Special 3-disc DVD and Blu-ray

January 17, 2012

“Grade A.”
-Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“A brilliant piece of filmmaking.”
-John Powers, VOGUE
“A masterly tale about lives and stories and the art of their telling, MYSTERIES OF LISBON is also an elegiac meditation on love lost and rediscovered through misted memory.”
-Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The most glorious achievement of Raúl Ruiz’s prodigious career and one of the first cinematic
masterpieces of this century.” -FILM COMMENT


Chicago, IL (November 2, 2011 ) – An orphan boy in Portugal sets out on a quest to learn the story behind his origins, his parents and his own identity in MYSTERIES OF LISBON, the acclaimed epic film by legendary Chilean-born filmmaker, Raúl Ruiz. Adapted from the 19th Century novel by Portugal’s Camilo Castelo Branco, the film covers three decades, four countries and a host of rich characters-all sparked by one man’s search for the truth-and is filled with all manner of adventures and escapades, coincidences and revelations, sentiments and violent passions, and vengeance and romance.

MYSTERIES OF LISBON is a large-scale film of such scope and complexity that it could only be mounted by a true cinematic genius like Ruiz, whose nearly 50-year career has yielded more than 100 movies, including such masterpieces as Time Regained, On Top of the Whale and Three Lives and Only One Death. One of Ruiz’s final works (he died this year at the age of 70), MYSTERIES OF LISBON is a saga that evokes the artistry, intricacy and richness of the sprawling intertwined narratives of such giants as Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. It’s truly a magnificent milestone in the career of one of the cinema’s most ambitious and visionary directors.

Music Box Films Home Entertainment presents MYSTERIES OF LISBON on Digital Download, VOD, and 3-disc DVD and Blu-ray collector’s set w/special booklet, for the first time on January 17, 2012. Released theatrically around the world and in the U.S.’s top markets following its premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, the MYSTERIES OF LISBON Blu-ray and DVD will carry the suggested retail prices of $34.95 and $43.95, respectively.

Set in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in the 19th Century, the story at the heart of MYSTERIES OF LISBON centers on the 14-year-old João (portrayed as a child by João Luis Arrais and as an adult by premiere Portuguese actor Afonso Pimentel), an orphan in a boarding school who’s compelled to discover the truth behind his parents, his origins, and thus, himself. Setting out on a quest that will span more than 30 years, João encounters a collection of inimitable characters in the Portuguese aristocracy who are all somehow connected to him. Questions are answered and secrets are revealed as the years go by and João’s voyage takes him from Portugal to France, Italy, and even Brazil. Over a journey filled with war, romance, passion and betrayal, João sees that his life and destiny are connected to those of the people he meets. And the truth for one man, he learns, isn’t always the truth for all.

The film was immediately praised at prominent film festivals around the world and Raúl Ruiz received honorable accolades noting MYSTERIES OF LISBON as one of the finest works he ever made, winning the Silver Shell for Best Director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and France’s prestigious Louis Delluc Prize.

Audiences and critics uniformly agree, with LA WEEKLY describing MYSTERIES OF LISBON as “an utterly absorbing masterwork” and SALON.com gushing that, “Once you start to ride with the rapturous, gorgeous, digressive symphony of images and words and music in this film, it’s completely absorbing and unlike anything you’ve ever seen.” VOGUE’s John Powers’s review of the film perfectly sums ups its excellence: “…Moment after moment, shot after shot, [MYSTERIES OF LISBON] shows a level of attention to detail that is never less than magisterial. Every location is perfect. Every camera placement is perfect. Every performance is perfect.

A hypnotically engrossing motion picture experience and a landmark film by one of the international cinema’s most respected storytellers, MYSTERIES OF LISBON demands to be seen.

More information on MYSTERIES OF LISBON can be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at www.musicboxfilms.com/mysteries-of-lisbon and the film’s website at http://www.mysteriesoflisbon.com

MYSTERIES OF LISBON — Synopsis:

In 19th Century Lisbon, Portugal, João, an orphan in a boarding school, sets out on a quest to discover the story behind his origins, his parents and his true identity. From this city of intrigue and secrets emerges a collection of characters who are all somehow linked to João’s destiny: Father Dinis, a descendant of the aristocratic libertines who later becomes a hero who defends justice; a countess maddened by her jealousy and obsessed with vengeance; and a prosperous businessman who mysteriously made his fortune as a bloodthirsty pirate. João’s questions are slowly answered-while others are raised-over the course of three decades and a personal voyage that takes him from Portugal to France, Italy, and even Brazil. But as secrets are revealed and João’s life begins to intertwine with those of the people he meets, he slowly learns that the truth for one isn’t always the truth for all.

About Music Box Films:

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD and Blu-ray, and via Video-on-Demand. Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s Tell No One was the most popular foreign-language film of 2008. In 2010, the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of international mega-sellers dominated the foreign-language film market: the first in the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was one of the most popular international releases of the decade with over $10 million in US box office. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.

Mysteries of Lisbon
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
STREET DATE: January 17, 2012
Format: DVD and Blu-ray
SRP: $ 34.95 DVD
$ 43.95 Blu-ray
Cast: Adriano Luz, Afonso Pimentel, João Luis Arrais, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme, Leá Seydoux, Rui Morrison
Director: Raúl Ruiz
Running Time: 266 minutes
Format: 1.85:1 widescreen
Sound Format: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating: NR
Country: Portugal
Language: Portuguese and French with English subtitles

Bonus Features*

  • Collector’s booklet including photos and essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • 35 minute interview with Raúl Ruiz from France’s CinéCinéma
  • Interview with Screenwriter Carlos Saboga
  • Roundtable discussion about MYSTERIES OF LISBON on French TV show “Préférences du Cercle” for Canal+
  • Analysis of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco and the film by José Viale Moutinho from Portuguese TV show “Câmara Clara”
  • Radio interview with Raúl Ruiz on France Culture
  • Theatrical trailer


*subject to change