SWEET THING is an intimate, creatively filmed, and fantastically personal film from accomplished indie filmmaker and favourite of the arthouse scene in the ’90s, Alexandre Rockwell (IN THE SOUP, LITTLE FEET). Shot in rich monotone (with occasional bursts of colour) and largely from the hip, both of which lend the distinctive feel of the ‘90s indie films with which Rockwell made his name.

Teenager Billie (Lana Rockwell), a 15-year-old girl who fantasizes Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother, and younger brother Nico (Nico Rockwell) share time between their separated parents – father Adam (Will Patton, THE POSTMAN, MINARI) is a chaotic drunkard with a loving heart for his kids who is working as a Christmas Santa, and mother Eve (Karyn Parsons, FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR), who has redefined her identity in a brazen style since leaving Adam and is now living with a new and obnoxious boyfriend Beaux (ML Josepher). The kids feel uncomfortable around Beaux, but visits to their mum have introduced them to new friend Malik, a boy as equally adrift as they are. Half in desperation and half in a spirit of adventure this trio sets off on a running wild trek across Massachusetts, crossing paths with a variety of American eccentrics, angels and desperados.
 
Described by QUENTIN TARANTINO as one of the most powerful new films he’s seen in years, Alexandre Rockwell has woven something magical and heart-rending into what might seem like a not-particularly-original scenario. The story is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience.
 
Amongst three international wins, SWEET THING picked up the Crystal Bear for Generation Kplus – Best Film at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and the College Jury Prize for Best Film at Quebec City International Film Festival 2020.
 

Sweet Thing will be streaming via the following Digital Platforms from 10 September 2021.

BFI Player

Curzon Home Cinema

IFI@Home

Prime Video

Sweet Thing will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 10 September 2021.
London; Barbican; 17 September 2021 (5 Days) Book Now
Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Leicester; Phoenix Cinema; 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Lewes; The Depot; 17 September 2021 (7 Days)  Book Now
Newcastle; Tyneside Cinema; 24 September 2021 (7 Days)
Milton Keynes; MK Gallery; 19 October 2021 (1 Day)
Colchester; Firstsite; 23 October 2021 (1 Day)
Coventry; Warwick Student Cinema; 16 November 2021 (1 Day)

 

Sweet Thing has previously screened at the following venues:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; BFI Southbank; 10 September 2021 (7 days)
London; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA); 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; Rio Cinema; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; The Arthouse, Crouch End; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Dublin; The Irish Film Institute (IFI); 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Manchester; Home; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)

In Ethiopia, two young men are racing to make their dreams come true.

WATCH NOW via Prime Video, BFI Player & the Eureka! Player.

Two twelve-year-old boys grow up together in a remote rural village. That is until a single photograph forever changes their lives. Solomon (Mikiyas Wolde) heads for Addis Ababa to become a photographer. Abdi (Ashenafi Nigusu) remains at home to train as a long-distance runner in the hope of emulating national sporting hero, the legendary Haile Gebreselassie. Ten years later, Abdi is nominated for the Ethiopian National running team and himself moves to the sprawling capital. He feels that Solomon may be lost to him, but an inner voice tells him to keep the flicker of hope alive and to search out his boyhood companion. In fact, Solomon is still living, but trapped in a world rife with crime, poverty and suffering. Abdi’s source of power is his running shoes, Solomon survives thanks to his wife Genet (Samrawit Desalegn), the love of his three-year-old daughter, and his abiding passion for photography.

A labour of love for German-born filmmaker Jan Philipp Weyl, Running Against The Wind is a gritty, authentic and endearing portrait of friendship, ambition and the realities of social deprivation in contemporary society. Ethiopia’s official submission to the Academy Awards, the film, which boasts impressive production values and immersive cinematography pulls no punches in its portrayal of hardship and how easy it is to be consigned to the margins once neglected by government and civil society.

WATCH NOW via Prime Video, BFI Player & the Eureka! Player.

A bittersweet coming-of-age drama that explores the complications of family bonds and the cost of separation.

[A] moving drama, filled with black humour and empathy, that would make Ken Loach proud.”— Cineuropa

A moving, raw, and beautifully paced film…with a gritty, true-to-life tone that digs deep into the personal experiences of its young female protagonist.” — amplifyfilm.uk

Writer-director Piotr Domalewski’s (Silent Night) dark comedy has won acclaim and numerous awards in his native Poland. A Polish-Irish co-production, I Never Cry explores the cruelly ubiquitous loss of a parent through the eyes of a young woman, and prompts the viewer to reconsider their role in the lives of others.

Ola (Zofia Stafiej), a rebellious teenager from a small city, sets off to a foreign country on her own. It will turn out to be the trip of her lifetime, a trip into the unknown, on which she will try to reconnect with her estranged father. In Ireland, she will come to know a different world and meet people who will change her approach to life.

Inspired by films such as Manchester By The Sea and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and set-in modern-day Poland and Ireland, I Never Cry is a piercing, realistic look at the difficulties faced by families separated by emigration, told against the backdrop of the life of Polish workers abroad.

I Never Cry will be released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and On Digital Platforms from 23 July 2021.

 

I Never Cry will be streaming via the following Digital Platforms:

Barbican Cinema On Demand

BFI Player

Curzon Home Cinema

IFI@Home

Prime Video

 

I Never Cry will be screening at the following venues:

Navan, Co. Meath; Solstice Arts Centre; 29 September 2021 (1 Day)

Bray, Co. Wicklow; Mermaid Arts Centre; 4 October 2021 (1 Day)

Reading; Reading Film Theatre; 21 October 2021 (1 Day)

Wareham; Rex Cinema (Purbeck Film Festival); 28 October 2021 (1 Day)

 

I Never Cry has previously screened at the following venues:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

London; BFI Southbank; 23 July 2021 (4 Days)

London; Arthouse, Crouch End; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

London; Watermans, Brentford; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

London; Catford Mews, Catford; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

Dublin; Irish Film Institute (IFI); 23 July 2021 (14 Days)

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 23 July 2021 (14 Days)

Manchester; Home; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

Lewes; Depot; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

Belfast; Movie House Yorkgate; Belfast; 23 July 2021 (14 Days)

Reading; Reading Biscuit Factory; 30 July 2021 (7 Days)

Sheffield; Showroom; 30 July 2021 (7 Days)

Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 2-5 August 2021 (4 Days)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 6 August 2021 (7 Days)

Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 6 August 2021 (7 Days)

Leeds; Pyramid Theatre, Leeds University Union; 12 August 2021 (1 Day)

Haverhill; Haverhill Town Hall Arts Centre; 18 August 2021 (1 Day)

Hebden Bridge; Hebden Bridge Picture House; 22 August 2021 (1 Day)

Saffron Walden; Saffron Screen; 22 August 2021 (1 Day)

Fort William; Highland Cinema; 23 August 2021 (1 Day)

Northampton; Northampton Filmhouse; 20 & 23 August 2021 (2 Days)

Melton Mowbray; Regal Melton Mowbray; 24-26 August 2021 (2 Days)

Colchester; Firstsite; 26 August 2021 (1 Day)

Bracknell, South Hill Park; 15 & 16 September 2021 (2 Days)

Hay-On-Wye; Richard Booth’s Bookshop; 16-18 September 2021 (3 Days)

Limerick; Belltable Arts Centre (Polish Arts Festival); 18 September 2021 (1 Day)

Inspired by Gareth Evans’ 2011 martial-arts hit THE RAID, the hotly anticipated MMA thriller RUSSIAN RAID is a rapid-fire action tour de force, featuring ground-breaking techniques in the world of martial-arts filming and editing.

Nikita, a former Russian Spetsnaz operative, is hired to neutralise the large private security force at a local factory by his shady employer. But Nikita and his group of highly trained fighters get more than they bargained for when it turns out the factory is actually owned by a dangerous warlord connected to the Russian military. By the time the ‘hostile takeover’ is complete, Nikita reveals that he has orchestrated his own secret mission to take personal revenge on the most dangerous man in Russia.

Marking the directorial debut of Denis Kryuchkov, the film’s cast is led by renowned stuntman Ivan Kotik (DragonbladeOutcastLegendary) and features some of the best-known MMA fighters in Russia. Powerlifting world record holder Kirill Sarychev and world heavyweight kickboxing champion Vladimir Mineev also star.

“★ ★ ★ ★ Fight action movies do not get better than this” – World of Martial Arts Magazine

A slick, pulse-pounding, non-stop action film!” – Kung-fu Kingdom 

High-octane action-thriller, RUSSIAN RAID, will be available DIGITALLY and on Blu-ray from 22 March 2021.

Coming to the following Digital Platforms…

Apple TV

Google Play

Prime Video

Sky Store

or

Pre-order Now on Blu-ray

Frightfest favourite BREEDER, Jens Dahl’s sinister biohacking thriller, will be available DIGITALLY and on Blu-ray as a part of the Montage Pictures range from 15 February 2021.

From Monday on the following Digital Platforms:

Apple TV

Prime Video

Sky Store

Pre-order Now on Blu-ray

 

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Savage, scathing and endlessly inventive” – The Peoples Movies

“★ ★ ★ ★ plenty of substance for the thinkers, whilst at the same time keeping grisly enough for the bloodthirsty.THN

Women are being abducted for bio-hacking experiments. Can Mia unravel the nightmare, or will she become the next test subject?

A renowned health supplement company, run by a ruthless businesswoman (Signe Egholm Olsen), is selecting and abducting young women as part of an experiment bio-hacking babies’ DNA to enable her clients to reverse the ageing process.  When Mia (Sara Hjort DitlevsenBorgman) goes to investigate, she finds herself trapped, branded and tortured in a grim underground facility. Familiar faces start to appear, and she realises that she is not alone in this. Can she somehow find inner strength and escape from the nightmare?

Drawing comparisons to the New French Extreme films of the early 2000s, Breeder is a brutal modernist survival horror directed by Pusher screenwriter Jens Dahl.

 

 

Featuring a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry PepperThe Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian’s Xan Brooks describing the film as “a monumental piece of work” rewarding the film with a five-star review.

The film follows the journey of a boy, entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own.  Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.

Shot in crisp black and white 35mm – Václav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird does far more than simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.

 

The Painted Bird will be screening at the following cinemas:

London; JW3; 1 & 15 October 2020 (2 Days)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 9,10,11 & 13  October 2020 (4 Days) Book Now

Wells-next-the-sea; Wells Maltings; 17 October 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Dumfries, Robert Burns Centre, 22 October 2020 (1 Day)

Killarney; Cinema Killarney; 10 November 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

 

The Painted Bird has previous screened at the following venues:

London; Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley; 2 February 2020 [Preview Screening – Supported by The Jewish Film Festival] (1 Day)

Glasgow; Cineworld Renfrew Street; 1 & 2 March 2020 [Preview Screenings at the Glasgow Film Festival] (2 Days)

Aberystwyth; Arts Centre; 22 March 2020 [Preview Screening as part of the Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival] (1 Day)

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 4 September 2020 [Members Only Preview Screening]

London; Curzon Soho; 4 September 2020 [Members Only Preview Screening]

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

London; Curzon Soho; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

London; Curzon Wimbledon; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

London; BFI Southbank; 11 September 2020 (4 Days)

London; Cine Lumiere; 11,13,14 & 16 September 2020 (4 Days)

Dublin; Irish Film Institute; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

Manchester; Home; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

Lewes; Depot; 11 September 2020 (7 Days)

Oban; Oban Phoenix Cinema; 11 September 2020 (1 Day)

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 18 September 2020 (7 Days)

Manchester; Home; 18 September 2020 (7 Days)

London; Arthouse, Crouch End; 18 September 2020 (7 Days)

London; Riverside Studios; 18 September 2020 (7 Days)

Sheffield; Showroom; 18 September 2020 (7 Days)

Bristol; Watershed; 18, 19 & 20 September 2020 (3 Days)

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 18 September 2020 (1 Day)

Malvern; Malvern Theatres; 18 September 2020 (1 Day)

Oban; Oban Phoenix Cinema; w/c 18 September 2020 (2 Days)

London; Curzon Soho; 19, 21 & 23 September 2020

London; BFI Southbank; 20 September 2020 (1 Day)

London; Genesis Cinema; 20 September 2020 (1 Day)

Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 25 September 2020 (7 Days)

Manchester; Home; 25 September 2020 (7 Days)

Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), 25, 26 & 29 September 2020 (3 Days)

Colchester; Firstsite; 27 September 2020 (1 Day)

Derby; Quad; 29 & 30 September 2020 (2 Days)

Kendal; Brewery Arts Centre; 4 & 8 October 2020 (2 Days)

 

***RELEASE POSTPONED TILL LATER IN THE YEAR***

After much consideration, and in light of the Government’s latest advice regarding the ongoing and developing situation concerning the Coronavirus, Eureka Entertainment have decided to delay the forthcoming release of The Painted Bird until a date later in the year, when there will have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic.

Managing Director for Eureka Entertainment, Ruth Schofield commented “We understand that this decision will cause inconvenience and disappointment to many, but ultimately, we want to make the socially responsible decision for the health and safety of everybody”

Directed, written and produced by Marhoul, The Painted Bird, features a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper. The film has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian’s Xan Brooks describing the film as “a monumental piece of work” rewarding the film with a five-star review. The film is also one of ten films that has advanced to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category (formerly known as Foreign Language Film) for the 92nd Academy Awards.  Ninety-one films were eligible in the category.

The film follows the journey of a boy, entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own.  Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.

Shot in crisp black and white 35mm – Václav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird does far more than simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.

 

The Painted Bird will be previewed at the following venues:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 25 March 2020 [Q&A Screening with director Václav Marhoul] (1 Day)  Book Here

Bangor; Pontio; 26 March 2020 [Preview Screening as part of the Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival] (1 Day) Book Here

 

The Painted Bird will be released in cinemas nationwide from 27 March 2020:

London; Arthouse, Crouch End; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Cine Lumiere; 27 March 2020 (6 Days) Book Now

London; Crouch End Picturehouse; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Curzon Soho; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Curzon Wimbledon; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Gate Cinema, Notting Hill; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Hackney Picturehouse; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Phoenix, East Finchley; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Rio Cinema; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Riverside Studios; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Vue Finchley North; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Vue Finchley Road; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Vue Islington; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Vue Westfield Stratford; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

London; Vue Westfield Shepherds Bush; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Bristol; Watershed; 27 March 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Cambridge; Arts Picturehouse; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 27 March 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Galway; Pálás Cinema; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Manchester; Home; 27 March 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Manchester; Vue Manchester Printworks; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Newcastle; Tyneside Cinema; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Norwich; Cinema City; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Oxford; Phoenix Picturehouse; 27 March 2020 (7 Days)

Sheffield; Showroom; 27 March 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

 

Basildon; Cineworld Basildon; 30 March 2020

Crawley; Cineworld Crawley; 30 March 2020

Dublin; Cineworld Dublin; 30 March 2020

Glasgow; Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street; 30 March 2020

Hemel Hempstead; Cineworld Hemel Hempstead; 30 March 2020

Milton Keynes; Cineworld Milton Keynes; 30 March 2020

Nottingham; Cineworld Nottingham; 30 March 2020

Sheffield; Cineworld Sheffield; 30 March 2020

Stevenage; Cineworld Stevenage; 30 March 2020

London; Cineworld Wandsworth; 30 March 2020

London; Cineworld West India Quay; 30 March 2020

London; Cineworld Wood Green; 30 March 2020

 

Dublin; Irish Film Institute; 30 March 2020 (4 Days) Book Now

London; Odeon Camden; 31 March 2020 Book Now

London; Odeon Richmond; 31 March 2020 Book Now

London; Odeon Swiss Cottage; 31 March 2020 Book Now

London; Odeon Wimbledon; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Bath; Odeon Bath; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Belfast; Odeon Belfast; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Birmingham; Odeon Birmingham; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Bournemouth; Odeon Bournemouth; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Brighton; Odeon Brighton; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Cardiff; Odeon Cardiff; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Edinburgh; Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Rd; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Glasgow; Odeon Glasgow Quay; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Guildford; Odeon Guildford; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Hatfield; Odeon Hatfield; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Kingston; Odeon Kingston; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Leeds; Odeon Leeds Thorpe Park; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Lincoln; Odeon Lincoln; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Liverpool; Odeon Liverpool One; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Maidenhead; Odeon Maidenhead; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Manchester; Odeon Manchester Great Northern; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Norwich; Odeon Norwich; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Oxford; Odeon Oxford; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Southampton; Odeon Southampton; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Stillorgan; Odeon Stillorgan; 31 March 2020 Book Now

Trowbridge; Odeon Trowbridge; 31 March 2020 Book Now

 

Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 3 April 2020 (3 Days)

Totnes; Totnes Cinema; 3 April 2020 (1 Day)

London; JW3; 5 April 2020 (1 Day)

Leicester; Phoenix Square; 7-9 April 2020 (3 Days)

Inverness; Eden Court; 10 April 2020 (6 Days)

London; Curzon Aldgate; 14 April 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

London; Curzon Wimbledon; 14 April 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Canterbury; Curzon Canterbury; 14 April 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Oxford; Curzon Oxford; 14 April 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Sheffield; Curzon Sheffield; 14 April 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

London; Watermans, Brentford; 17 April 2020 (7 Days)

Nottingham; Broadway; 17 April 2020 (4 Days)

Penarth; Snowcat Cinema; 17 April 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

London; The Lexi Cinema; 18 & 20 April 2020 (2 Days)

Birmingham; MAC; 18 & 23 April 2020 (2 Days) Book Now

London; Genesis Cinema; 20 April 2020 (1 Day)

Derby; Quad; 20-22 April 2020 (3 Days)

Oswestry; KinoKulture; 22 April 2020 (1 Day)

Dundee; DCA; 19 & 21 April 2020 (2 Days) Book Now

Broadstairs; Palace Cinema; 21 & 23 April 2020 (2 Days)

London; Regent Street Cinema; 24 & 25 April 2020 (2 Days) Book Now 

Chichester; New Park Cinema; 28 & 30 April 2020 (2 Days)

Hull; Vue Hull, Hull: 5 May 2020 (1 Day)

Penzance; Savoy Cinema Penzance; 10 May 2020 (1 Day)

 

Bradford; National Media Museum; Dates TBC

Cardiff; Chapter; Dates TBC

Ipswich; Ipswich Film Theatre; Dates TBC

Lancaster; The Dukes; Dates TBC

London; Genesis Cinema; Dates TBC

Worthing; The Connaught; Dates TBC

 

The Painted Bird has previously screened at the following venues:

London; Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley; 2 February 2020 [Preview Screening – Supported by The Jewish Film Festival] (1 Day)

Glasgow; Cineworld Renfrew Street; 1 & 2 March 2020 [Preview Screenings at the Glasgow Film Festival] (2 Days)

Aberystwyth; Arts Centre; 22 March 2020 [Preview Screening as part of the Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival] (1 Day)

Happily married Alice’s (Emilie Piponnier) life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband (Martin Swabey) has spent all their money on prostitutes and they are now a year behind on their mortgage. In a last-ditch bid to support herself and her child, Alice becomes a high-end escort, which challenges her perceptions of life and love. At times bitterly funny but always brutally honest, the film traces Alice’s journey to her own kind of freedom

Writer-director Josephine Mackerras’s powerful debut feature won the Grand Jury Award at SXSW, and has recently won the ‘Spirit of The Festival Award’ at the 27th Raindance Film Festival.

 

Alice is STREAMING NOW on the following Digital Platforms .  

Curzon Home Cinema

BFI Player

Amazon Prime Video

Vimeo On Demand

 

 

“★ ★ ★ ★ The incredible journey of one timid housewife into a confident and vibrant woman” – The Hollywood News

“★ ★ ★ ★ Terrific… A Believable journey from despair to empowerment to hope” – Empire

“★ ★ ★ ★ Uplifting tale of deception and liberation” – The List

“★ ★ ★ ★ Josephine Mackerras’s empowering debut feature ” – D-Movies

“★ ★ ★ ★ Smart, Intriguing Drama” – Heat

“★ ★ ★ ★ “A truly remarkable exploration of identity and the strength required to rebuild a life” ” – HeyUGuys

“★ ★ ★ ★ An engrossing look into a subject matter that is all too frequently over-sexed and sensationalised”– Cine Vue

“★ ★ ★ ★ “a brutally honest glimpse of what some women go through” – One Room With A View

A new 4K restoration of Paul Wegener’s 1920 classic of German Cinema, DER GOLEM, which premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, will be screening at festivals and selected cinemas in the run up to a forthcoming Blu-ray release as part of the  Masters of Cinema Series later in the year. Supervised by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and Cinematek, the film has been restored in 4K by L’Immagine ritrovata from the film’s original negative that was thought to have been lost.

Set in the Jewish ghetto of medieval Prague, the film opens with the Jewish community being threatened with removal from the city. Responding to this crisis, Rabbi Loew, the head of the city’s Jewish community, begins to construct a monstrous figure out of clay – the mythical golem of the title. Calling upon ancient, mystical powers, the Rabbi brings this creature to life, hoping to protect his people.

With its foreshadowing of the Jewish persecution that was to come in Europe, DER GOLEM is a powerful and poignant piece of film-making – capped by inventive special effects, and exhilarating lighting and cinematography from the film’s photographer Karl Freund. Wegener himself stars as the titular creature, and he cuts an imposing and impressive figure in his tactile, clay like costume and make-up – an extraordinary bit of physical special effects.The film is also one of the earliest examples of the horror movie, and a clear precursor to the classic monster movies produced by Universal in the 1930s – Freund went on to work in Hollywood on classic horrors such as DRACULA (1931) and THE MUMMY (1932).

 

Der Golem has previously screened at the following cinemas and festivals:

Penarth; Snowcat Cinema; 26 October 2019 (1 Day)

Aberdeen; The Belmont Filmhouse; 30 October 2019 (1 Day)

St. Leonards-on-sea; Kino-Teatr; 30 October 2019 (1 Day)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse (feat. a LIVE score); 31 October 2019 (1 Day)

Inverness; Eden Court; 31 October 2019 (1 Day)

Aberystwyth; Aberystwyth Arts Centre; 31 October 2019 (1 Day)

Bo’ness; The Hippodrome (feat. a LIVE score by Stephen Horne); 2 November 2019 (1 Day)

Oxford; Ultimate Picture Palace; 3 & 4 November 2019 (2 Days)

Holmfirth; Holmfirth Film Festival; 9 November 2019 (1 Day)

Cork; Triskel Arts Centre (64th Cork Film Festival); 13 & 14 November 2019 (2 Days)

Portsmouth; No. 6 Cinema; 28 November 2019 (1 Day)

 

A powerful, unnerving and provocative film that looks at the impact of radicalised society, set in an alternate (though all-too-believable) Denmark

One year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalisation around the country has intensified and ethnic tensions are running high. The next parliamentary election is near, and the extremely nationalist political leader Martin Nordahl is set for a landslide victory. 19-year old Zakaria gets involved in a radical organisation, where he forms a bond with Ali. The two men cannot agree with the current state of the country, which is turning on its own citizens because of their migration background, and decide to act. However, they are both just tools in the hands of people with power. As the men try to make their mark, their brotherhood will be tested and their actions will have grave consequences on their lives.

With hints of Martin Scorsese and Jacques Audiard, director Ulaa Salim taps into a political climate that will feel all too familiar for audiences across Europe. An ambitious film that marks Salim out as a talent to keep an eye on. Ulaa Salim won best director for Sons of Denmark at the Seattle Film Festival.

Sons of Denmark stars Zaki YoussefMohammed Ismail MohammedRasmus Bjerg; and was directed by Ulaa Salim.

 

Sons of Denmark is available On Demand via the following platforms :  Amazon ; Curzon Home Cinema ; Sky 

 

Sons of Denmark has previously screened at the following cinemas and festivals:

Leeds; Everyman Leeds (Leeds International Film Festival); 8 & 10 November 2019 (2 Days)

Lewes; The Depot (Cine-City – The Brighton Film Festival); 9 November 2019 (1 Day)

Inverness; Eden Court (Inverness Film Festival); 12 November 2019 (1 Day)

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 13 December 2019 (7 Days)

Manchester; Home; 13 December 2019 (7 Days)

Birmingham; Electric Cinema; 13 December 2019 (5 Days)

Newcastle; Tyneside Cinema; 13 December 2019 (7 Days)

Bristol; Watershed; 13 December 2019 (7 Days)

Sheffield; Showroom; 13 December 2019 (7 Days)

Stamford; Stamford Arts Centre; 15 January 2020 (1 Day)

Colchester; Firstsite; 20 January 2020 (1 Day)

Penrith; Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema; 2 February 2020 (1 Day)

Keswick; Alhambra Cinema; 9 February 2020 (1 Day)

Ipswich; Ipswich Film Theatre; 21, 22, 26 & 27 February 2020 (4 Days)