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Download The Oscar Shortlist Film, A Man Called Ove, Now

BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING NOVEL A MAN CALLED OVE” ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND VOD FROM MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Own the Swedish Box Office Sensation with a 92% Rotten Tomatoes Score on December 27

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Sweden’s official entry for the best foreign language film at the 89th Academy Awards®, A MAN CALLED OVE arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Fandango Now, YouTube, Vudu) December 27, 2016  — and download to own early on December 13th — by Music Box Films Home Entertainment. Based on the international best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman, A MAN CALLED OVE is the film adaptation written and directed by Hannes Holm, which tells the story of an ill-tempered, easily-provoked old man whose world is shaken in ways he never would have imagined.

A MAN CALLED OVE is one of Sweden’s most successful domestic films of all time and will be one of top grossing foreign language art house releases in the US this year with over 200 engagements in all major markets and a projected box office of nearly $2 million. A MAN CALLED OVE is also one of the best reviewed films of the year with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92%

With his irresistible adaptation and sterling direction, filmmaker Holm finds the beating heart of his source material, while Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor Award at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

“I thought, ‘This is so good,’ because this story has both elements of comic relief and sadness in it,” recalls writer/director Holm of his reaction after reading Fredrik Backman’s A MAN CALLED OVE. “I called [producer] Annica Bellander and said, ‘Ok, I really want to do this,’ and then I met Frederick Backman, who I heard was very Ove-like — and he was a bit grumpy, but he said, ‘Hannes, I don’t know anything about filmmaking. So please, write the story.’ So I can say that films can change people, but in a way, this film has changed me.”

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Powerful Female Solidarity in Hands of French Director Anne Fontaine

“The Innocents” by Anne Fontaine

A POLISH CONVENT TRAUMATIZED BY WAR CRIMES IN THE LAST DAYS OF WWII

One of the best reviewed films and top box office performing foreign language releases of the year arrives nationwide beginning September 27th

 

“CRITICS CHOICE! Spellbinding… The Innocents Soars.” – Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Powerful and Moving! Examines every moral crevice of an unthinkable scenario”  -Justin Chang, VARIETY

“Genius. A stunningly beautiful film.”  – Alissa Wilkinson, CHRISTIANITY TODAY

The Innocents - Photo courtesy of Music Box Films
The Innocents – photo courtesy of Music Box Films

 

The Innocents is director Anne Fontaine’s haunting and ultimately life affirming post-WWII drama about  a young, forward-thinking French Red Cross doctor who comes to the aid of a group of traumatized young Polish nuns whose lives and faith have been dangerously tested. The Innocents is based on the true story of heroic French doctor and Resistance fighter Madeleine Pauliac.

 

The second World War is finally over and doctor Mathilde (rising star Lou de Laage) is treating the last of the French survivors of Nazi work camps in Poland. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as they face an unprecedented crisis of faith.

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Meryl Streep Backs The Writers Lab For Women Over Forty

THE WRITERS LAB 2016 FUNDED BY OSCAR WINNER MERYL STREEP RETURNS WITH A LEAGUE OF ACCLAIMED WOMEN FILMMAKERS FOR THE ONLY PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD

 

Established for women screenwriters over the age of 40 by New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS, The Writers Lab returns in 2016 once again with funding provided by Oscar winner and NYWIFT Muse honoree Meryl Streep. The Writers Lab 2016 has selected seasoned filmmakers set up to provide exclusive mentorship and increase opportunities while cultivating more content made by women.

The mentors attached to The Writers Lab 2016 will include: Academy Award nominee Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”); Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”);  Caroline Kaplan (“Time Out of Mind,” “Personal Velocity”); Mary Jane Skalski(“Win Win,” “The Station Agent”), Darnell Martin (“Cadillac Records,” “I Like It Like That”), Kirsten Smith (“Legally Blonde,” upcoming “Expendabelles”), Alexis Alexanian (“Maggie’s Plan”) and Gurinder Chadha (“Viceroy’s House,” “Bend It Like Beckham”).

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Congratulations to The 100 Year Old Man’s Oscar Nomination

Congratulations to The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared for today’s Oscar® nomination for Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared by Felix Herngren is based on an international bestseller of the same name, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide.

Described as “a start-to-finish rocket-speed riot ” by Colin Covert of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE and “a quirky comic odyssey with a winningly off-kilter sense of humor” by Charles Bramesco of THE DISSOLVE, THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED is a sheer delight—an irresistible, madcap adventure about an ordinary man who can’t help but to stumble into one extraordinary circumstance after another!
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Fantastic Fest Winner ALLELUIA Is a Gripping Thriller From Belgian Horror Maverick

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“THE LONELY HEARTS KILLERS” RE-IMAGINED IN DARKLY GRIPPING THRILLER FROM BELGIAN HORROR MAVERICK FABRICE DU WELZ

 

Based on notorious real-life “Lonely Hearts Killers” who make victims of their romantic liaisons, ALLELUIA is a chilling anti-love story from acclaimed Belgian horror auteur Fabrice Du Welz (Vinyan, Calvaire).

alleluia_175x247Michel (Laurent Lucas, With a Friend Like Harry, Calvaire) is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees. When he meets introverted single mom Gloria (Spain’s irrepressible Lola Dueñas, Volver, I’m So Excited!) online and treats her to an electrifying first date, she’s left completely smitten.

Michel tries to swindle what he can out of the one-night stand, confessing that he dates lonely women in order to steal their money. But Gloria has other plans, abandoning her daughter and vowing to aid Michel’s scam while masquerading as his sister. The toxically co-dependent lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy and frenzied forays into the dark arts, leading to a shocking series of savage, murderous scenarios.

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We Are The Giant, an insightful portrait of six young activists determined to crush popular uprisings

 MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 

We Are The Giant

  A REMARKABLE CHRONICLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARAB SPRING AND THE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT ITS HEART WHO STRUGGLED FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM …BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

 Coming to VOD on February 10, 2015

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Mads Mikkelsen Stars in Medieval Saga AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

Music Box Films
Music Box Films
MUSIC BOX FILMS ANNOUNCES

 

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR MADS MIKKELSEN STARS AS A WRONGED MERCHANT ON A QUEST FOR JUSTICE IN EPIC HISTORICAL DRAMA SET IN 16TH CENTURY FRANCE

 

Coming to Theaters and VOD on May 30, 2014

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