Available for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray, Krzysztof Kieslowski's multi award-winning trilogy is a landmark of world cinema. Three Colours: Blue, White and Red have been acclaimed as masterpieces by critics and audiences the world over. The films, co-written by Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with whom he wrote the epic Dekalog cycle, explore the French Revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and brotherhood and their relevance to the contemporary world.Blue examines liberation through the eyes of a woman (Juliette Binoche) who loses her husband and son in an auto accident, and solemnly starts anew. White is an ironic comedy about a befuddled Polish husband (Zbigniew Zamachowski) who takes an odd path of revenge against his ex-wife (Julie Delpy). A Swiss model (Irne Jacob) strikes up a friendship with a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who eavesdrops on his neighbours in Red. The trilogy is a snapshot of European life at a time of reconstruction after the Cold War, reflected through Kieslowski's moralist view of human nature and illumined by each title's palate colour.
Includes: 1. Black Moon 2. Milou En Mai 3. Lacombe Lucien 4. Le Souffle Au Coeur 5. Au Revoir Les Enfants
The Double Life Of Veronique one of the most acclaimed films by the masterful Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski (director of Dekalog and the Three Colours Trilogy) is a beautifully lyrical and enigmatic tale of duality and yearning. Co-written by Kieslowski's regular collaborator Krzysztof Piesiewicz and shot by Dekalog and Blue cinematographer Slawomir Idziak the film also features a haunting and unforgettable musical score by the incomparable Zbigniew Preisner. Two young women lead totally separate lives in France and in Poland one called Veronique and one called Weronika. They have no blood relation and they and their families have never met but they are physically identical to one another and strangely aware of each other's presence. Despite their different backgrounds the two share the same likes and foibles and above all both of them have a magnificent sublime voice and an extraordinary musical talent. Unfortunately each girl suffers from the same barely detectable cardiac malformation. They also share the same wisdom inspiring one to unconsciously avoid making the same mistakes in life as the other... There are wonderful performances by the whole cast but Ir''ne Jacob is utterly captivating in the twin roles of Veronique and Weronika her luminous performance both magical and unsettling.
Beyond The Clouds was director Michelangelo Antonioni's first film in ten years and also his last. This much-anticipated comeback assisted by Wim Wenders did not disappoint and displayed all the hallmarks of one of cinema's greatest legends. Adapted from Antonioni's own short stories four tales of love and desire are linked by a director in pursuit of his next project. Infatuations infidelities encounters unresolved and unrequited are presented with stunning imagery and feature a remarkable cast led by Sophie Marceau Irene Jacob Fanny Ardant John Malkovich and Jean Reno. Erotic and enigmatic Beyond The Clouds is the final work of genius in the career of a true legend who became one of European cinema's most revered and respected figures.
The final section of the late Krzysztof Kieslowski's acclaimed Three Colours trilogy (preceded by Blue and White) is the least likely of the three to stand alone and indeed benefits from a little familiarity with the first two parts. Nevertheless it's a strong unique piece that reflects upon the ubiquity of images in the modern world and the parallel subjugation of meaningful communication. Irène Jacob plays a fashion model whose lovely face is hugely enlarged on a red banner no one in Geneva Switzerland can possibly miss seeing. Striking up a relationship with an embittered former judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who secretly scans his neighbours' conversations through electronic surveillance Jacob's character becomes an aural witness to the secret lives of those we think we know. Kieslowski cleverly wraps up the trilogy with a device that brings together the principals of all three films. - Tom Keogh
The Dust of Time' is the acclaimed Greek director's second installment of the trilogy that began with 2004's 'The Weeping Meadow'.An American film director of Greek ancestry is making a film that tells his story and that of his parents. It is an epic tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the US and journeys into the events of the latter half of the 20th Century.
Puppet Master (Dir. David Schmoeller 1989): Five psychics hear rumours that the secret of life has been discovered by Andre Toulon a puppeteer and decide to investigate. What they find are five mutated puppets which have been specially designed to kill... Puppet Master II (Dir. Dave Allen 1990): Those nasty little puppets are back to wreack more havoc and take care of some unfinished business. Joined by 'Torch' the newest member of the sinister troop the puppets
Colin Firth stars as Allen a man who has it all; including a beautiful wife (Mariel Hemingway) who is the star of the hit TV show he produces. But when a new writer arrives on his show and begins to flirt with his wife Allen finds himself falling in love with sexy French temptress Fiona (Irene Jacob)... A delightfully modern and funny look at relationships life after sex and the perfect seduction techniques Fourplay hilariously asks whether there is more to life than love actually.
From the pen of landmark filmmaker Orson Welles with co-writer Oja Kodar and F.X. Feeney & George Hickenlooper comes The Big Brass Ring - an explicit tale of sex and scandal on the road to the Presidency! It's a carnival atmosphere along the banks of the Mississippi as the race for Governor of Missouri runs close - but with good looks money and fierce ambition Blake Pellarin (William Hurt) possesses the edge. That is until an attractive news correspondent (Irene Jacob) sends him spinning at the mention of a name - Raymond Romero - and a discarded mentor (Nigel Hawthorne) resurfaces with an incriminating photo. The agendas of his wife (Miranda Richardson) his lover and his enemies swirling around him Pellarin must now embrace a dark past to assure a bright future in the top seat at the White House - the ultimate Big Brass Ring.
Colin Firth stars as Allen a man who has it all; including a beautiful wife (Mariel Hemingway) who is the star of the hit TV show he produces. But when a new writer arrives on his show and begins to flirt with his wife Allen finds himself falling in love with sexy French temptress Fiona (Irene Jacob)... A delightfully modern and funny look at relationships life after sex and the perfect seduction techniques Fourplay hilariously asks whether there is more to life than love
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