A pair of essential films from one of action cinema’s all-time greats, a Ukrainian pitch-black political comedy, an exhilarating Oscar-nominated political thriller, and the greatest German mountain film ever made is what we’ve got up for grabs in this month’s prize giveaway!

A decade before he would change action filmmaking forever with A Better Tomorrow and The Killer, director John Woo was directing martial-arts films for the two biggest studios in Hong Kong, Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest. Under the mentorship of the great Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms), Woo began to develop his signature style, films that featured slick, stylish and often violent choreography, with dramatic plots that revolved around brotherhood, honour and redemption. Presented here are two of his early works from this period.

From acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa (My JoyA Gentle Creature), Donbass is a unique take on one of the most disturbing and threatening of contemporary conflicts, a grotesque tour de force, brilliantly, if harrowingly, imaging with stunning cinematography.

Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy play three journalists caught up in the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution in Under Fire, a complex political thriller with shades of Casablanca and considered to be director Roger Spottiswoode’s greatest filmmaking achievement.

German filmmaker Arnold Fanck made this beautifully photographed Bergfilm, or ‘mountain film’, in 1926. Written in three days and nights – especially for Leni Riefenstahl – The Holy Mountain took over a year to film in the Alps with an entourage of expert skiers and climbers.

There’s 3 sets of these fantastic films up for grabs. To enter, simply follow one (or more) of the instructions in the box below. Competition closes at midday 12 July 2019 (BST). Terms and Conditions apply.

Good luck!

May 2019 Releases

Past Competitions