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  Offseason - A Shudder Exclusive
Premieres 10th June

Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother's grave site has been vandalised, in Offseason, Marie (Jocelin Donahue, Doctor Sleep) quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realises that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother's troubled past in order to make it out alive. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters and Jeremy Gardner. Written and directed by Mickey Keating (Carnage Park).

Mad God - A Shudder Exclusive
Premieres 16th June

Mad God marks the feature directorial debut for visionary and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett, the creative powerhouse involved in such classics as RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. A labour of love that has taken 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring Tippett's wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life. Winner - Most Groundbreaking Film, Fantasia International Film Festival. Winner - José Luis Guarner Critic's Award - Best Film & Best Visual Effects, Sitges Film Festival. Winner – Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award - Best Film, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival. Written and directed by Phil Tippett.

Revealer - A Shudder Original
Premieres 23rd June

Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980s Chicago. Starring Caito Aase (Black Mold) and Shaina Schrooten (Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge). Written by popular comic authors Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival) and Michael Moreci (Barbaric, The Plot) and directed by Luke Boyce.
  Graeme Clark [17 May 2022 at 23:31]
     
  Moon, 66 Questions [read more]
  Daddy issues
  MOON, 66 QUESTIONS written and directed by Greek filmmaker Jacqueline Lentzou was a critical success in last year's Berlinale, won the Golden Puffin at Reykjavík International Film Festival, won Best Actress at Nouveau Cinema and the Cineuropa Award for Best Film at Sarajevo. It will be released nationwide in cinemas on 24 June.

MOON, 66 QUESTIONS focuses on Artemis who, after years of distance, has to return to Athens due to her father's frail state of health. Discovering her father's well-kept secret allows Artemis to understand her father in a way she was not able to before, and to love him truly for the first time.

An intimate and touching portrayal of a teenager as she is forced to re-evaluate her relationship with her father, MOON, 66 QUESTIONS is the impressive debut feature of writer/director Jacqueline Lentzou, starring Sofia Kokkali (Thread) and Lazaros Georgakopoulos (The Other Me). The excellent soundtrack features tracks from bands including The Callas and Daniel Johnston.

A London Film School graduate originally born in Athens, Jacqueline Lentzou's previous five short films have premiered at festivals including Locarno, Toronto, Berlin and Cannes and she is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Cine Leica Discovery Award by Semaine de La Critique for her short film Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year. A great voice in contemporary Greek New Wave cinema. Watch the new trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [17 May 2022 at 23:27]
     
  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
  Luis Bunuel's Flying Circus
  STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new 4K restoration of Luis Buñuel's multi award winning surrealist satire, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

This virtually plotless tale of six middle-class guests and their interrupted attempts to have a meal together stars Fernando Rey (TRISTANA, THE FRENCH CONNECTION), Paul Frankeur (THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY), Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, THE DAY OF THE JACKAL), Bulle Ogier (L'AMOUR FOU), Stéphane Audran (COUP DE TORCHON, BABETTE'S FEAST) and Jean-Pierre Cassel (MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS) and was the recipient of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as two BAFTA awards on its release in 1972.

Following a pristine 4K restoration, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE will be available to own on 4K UHD for the very first time, as well as on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from June 20. Coming complete with brand-new bonus material, this is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding VINTAGE WORLD CINEMA collection.

Buñuel’s humorous satire depicts a group of friends - the Thévenots, the Sénéchals, Madame Thévenot's younger sister Florence and Latin American ambassador Don Rafael Acosta - make repeated attempts to dine together, but are constantly frustrated by bizarre interruptions, including a series of dreams.

The new 4k restoration of THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE will screen in selected cinemas from June, please check cinema listings for details.
  Graeme Clark [17 May 2022 at 11:26]
     
  Bergman Island [read more]
  His master's voice
  MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service, has released a new trailer and two brand new posters for Mia Hansen-Love's critically acclaimed English-language debut Bergman Island, which will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 3 June 2022, followed by an exclusive streaming release on MUBI on 22 July 2022.

From acclaimed filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden, Things to Come), Bergman Island is a dazzling and bittersweet romantic drama set on the breathtaking island of Fårö, where revered filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived and worked for over forty years.

Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth) are filmmakers, hoping to find inspiration for their next films as they retreat to the Swedish island to work on their screenplays. Meanwhile Amy (Mia Wasikowska) and Joseph (Anders Danielsen Lie), who were once lovers, are staying on Fårö to celebrate the wedding of their friend. As the summer passes by, the lines between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred as reminders of Bergman's legacy playfully influence both stories. Laced with characteristically semi-autobiographical elements, Hansen-Løve's latest is a mischievous and elegant contemplation of love, memory and the journey of the creative process.

Featuring an outstanding cast including Academy-Award nominee Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, Rob Roy), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Mia Wasikowska (The Devil All The Time, Stoker) and Anders Danielsen Lie (The Worst Person In The World), Bergman Island premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or, before having its North American Premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and its UK Premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival, where it received widespread acclaim. See the new trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [16 May 2022 at 23:35]
     
  La Peau douce on Blu-ray [read more]
  Pardon mon affaire
  BFI Blu-ray release on 6 June 2022.

François Truffaut's dissection of infidelity is a subtle, humane account of the relationship between married literary publisher Pierre (Jean Desailly) and Nicole (Françoise Dorléac), the air stewardess he meets on a conference trip to Lisbon. As their differing wants and expectations become apparent, the consequences of the affair grow to be ever more far-reaching and volatile. This tender character study from 1964 is presented by the BFI on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration with special features including a feature commentary. It follows the new Blu-ray releases of Truffaut's THE 400 BLOWS (1959), JULES ET JIM (1962) and THE LAST METRO (1980).

Special features

Presented in High Definition from a 2K restoration
Feature commentary by La Peau douce co-writer Jean-Louis Richard, with contributions from film critic and journalist Serge Toubiana (2002)
Between Masters at War: Truffaut and the Lessons of Alfred Hitchcock and Roberto Rossellini (2022, 18 mins): film academic Pasquale Iannone considers how the work of Truffaut was influenced by two great directors
Paris Through the Lens (1900-1910, 9 mins): precious glimpses of the sprawling city Truffaut loved from the BFI National Archive
Old Portugal at the Ocean's Edge (1896, 1 min): mesmerising early film fragments, shot near Lisbon long before it provided the setting for illicit love in La Peau douce
Original theatrical trailer
***First pressing only*** Illustrated booklet with essays by Catherine Wheatley and Kieron McCormack, credits and notes on the special features
  Graeme Clark [16 May 2022 at 23:30]
     
  The Untouchables on 4K UHD
  Gangster trippin'
  Directed by Brian De Palma and nominated for four Academy Awards, the acclaimed drama THE UNTOUCHABLES makes its 4K Ultra HD debut on June 6, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The Untouchables 4K UHD + Blu-ray Special Collector’s Edition SteelBook includes the 4K Ultra HD feature film, Blu-ray, poster, 6 art cards and 2 business cards.

Originally released on June 3, 1987, THE UNTOUCHABLES celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and remains a must-see masterpiece featuring visionary filmmaking and exceptional performances from an outstanding cast. Robert De Niro as mob warlord Al Capone and Kevin Costner as law enforcer Eliot Ness are unforgettable in a glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of good versus evil on the streets of Prohibition-era Chicago.

Sean Connery won his only Oscar® for his portrayal of veteran officer Jimmy Malone in the blockbuster hit that was the fourth highest grossing film of 1987. Written by David Mamet, THE UNTOUCHABLES also boasts a Grammy Award-winning score by the legendary Ennio Morricone and an excellent supporting cast including Patricia Clarkson, Andy Garcia, and Charles Martin Smith.
  Graeme Clark [16 May 2022 at 10:42]
     
  Reel Britannia
  Directors cut loose
  Narrated by actor and comedian, Nick Helm, REEL BRITANNIA explores the history of modern British Cinema featuring exclusive interviews with some of Britain's greatest filmmakers including Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Mike Newell and many more.

EPISODE 1 OF REEL BRITANNIA PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON BRITBOX ON 9TH JUNE. WITH EPISODES 2-4 RELEASING WEEKLY EACH THURSDAY THEREAFTER

Starting in 1960; the four-part series portrays how cinema held a mirror up to society to reflect on the youth revolution of the 60s, the grit of the 1970s, the social divide of the 1980s, new hope of the 1990s and the social disillusionment of the 00s. Narrated Nick Helm, Reel Britannia features new, exclusive interviews with noted cinema talents Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Hanif Kureishi, Mike Newell, Simon Beaufoy, David Leland and Terence Davies. In association with the BFI, it also includes archival interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

Reel Britannia is directed by Jon Spira and produced by Hank Starrs of Canal Cat Films. Spira and Starrs previously collaborated on Hollywood Bulldogs: The Rise and Falls of the Great British Stuntman, also available on BritBox U.K., and Elstree 1976, among other projects.
  Graeme Clark [12 May 2022 at 23:32]
     
  Yes Man [read more]
  Corporate culture
  Central City Media are excited to share the new trailer and poster for gripping crime drama, YES MAN, which will be coming to all major digital platforms from 13th June.

YES MAN follows Darrell, an intern at a corporate company who does not buy into the white-collar culture of ‘going along to get along'. He chooses to surround himself amongst a few bad apples and in many ways mirrors the tasks set for him within the corporate world but with more brotherhood and extreme punishments for defying instructions.

Darrell finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place. The advice given to him by Ben, a violent group leader, keeps him narrow-minded about his environment until his friend Ryan, an intelligent hustler with dreams of opening a restaurant, shows Darrell to think about what he wants for his future.

Surrounded by people like Julie and his parents Amy and Greg, Darrell is constantly reminded of a possibility of a legit and honest way of living. However, their message falls on deaf ears because the image of being accepted by your peers and making quick and loads of money is more appealing to a young teen.

YES MAN provides context for those who fear where: their child, little brother, cousins or any loved ones may be exposed to influences, outside of their watch. See the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [12 May 2022 at 23:27]
     

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