Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 2 Oscar Winners Blu Ray

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A SEPARATION - The stand out film of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Golden Bear, A Separation is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film boasts a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast who collectively received the Silver Bears for both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Berlinale. The compelling narrative is driven by a taut and finely written script rooted in the particular of Iranian society but which transcends its setting... to create a stunning morality play with universal resonance. When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn t know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband s (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. THE GREAT BEAUTY - Jep Gambardella, a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist, spends his easy life among Rome s high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees. But when he learns of the death of his friend s wife a woman he loved as an 18-year-old his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes. A dazzling, dizzying, mesmerising and hypnotic cinematic tour-de-force that has drawn comparisons with Italian greats such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte. IDA - Anna is a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Award-winning Polish born director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort - BAFTA award, My Summer of Love) returns to his homeland for this moving and intimate drama. AMOUR - Focusing on the lives of an elderly couple and the strain their relationship undergoes after one of them suffers a mild stroke, AMOUR is one of the most powerfully moving, emotionally devastating pieces of cinema ever made. From one of, if not the greatest director working today MICHAEL HANEKE. Winner of the 2012 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. [show more]

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Collection of four Oscar-winning foreign films. The Iranian drama 'A Separation' (2011), which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, highlights the far-reaching effects of an acrimonious divorce. Middle-class couple Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) plan to immigrate to Europe with their eleven-year-old daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). But when Nader decides to stay behind to care for his father who is suffering with Alzheimer's, Simin files for divorce and states her intention to leave the country with her daughter. Tensions further escalate when Nader hires housemaid Razieh (Sareh Bayat) to help him care for his father and an unfortunate accident leads to a court case above and beyond the divorce proceedings. The Italian existential drama 'The Great Beauty' (2013), directed by Paolo Sorrentino, follows accomplished journalist Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) who has made his name and reputation through his work and a largely successful novel he published as a young man. Presently a bachelor in his mid-60s, Jep spends much of his time around the upper bourgeoisie living in Rome and engages in a hedonistic and liberated life. But when he learns of the death of a former lover through her widowed husband, Jep is at once confronted with the fragility of life and the certainty of death, making him reconsider his present situation and careless existence. Pawel Pawlikowski directs the Polish drama 'Ida' (2013) set in a convent in the 1960s. When Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), an orphan who was brought up by the nuns of the convent, decides she wants to take her vows, she is told that first she must visit her only living relative, her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza). As Wanda reveals to Anna that her real name is Ida Lebenstein and that she is actually Jewish, Anna starts to rethink her whole life. As the two go on a journey to find out more about their ancestors they reveal certain facts that were best left hidden. In the French drama 'Amour' (2012) Anne and George (Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant) are a couple in their 80s who are enjoying their retirement, but that changes when, after an operation following a stroke, Anne is left wheelchair-bound and paralysed. Although she expresses her wish to die, even going so far as to make an attempt at taking her own life, George tries to remind her of the beauty and worth of life and the love that they share for each other.

Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play A SEPARATION - The stand out film of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Golden Bear A Separation is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi the film boasts a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast who collectively received the Silver Bears for both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Berlinale The compelling narrative is driven by a taut and finely written script rooted in the particular of Iranian society but which transcends its setting to create a stunning morality play with universal resonance When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi) But he doesn t know his new maid is not only pregnant but also working without her unstable husband s (Shahab Hosseini) permission Soon Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations THE GREAT BEAUTY - Jep Gambardella a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist spends his easy life among Rome s high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees But when he learns of the death of his friend s wife a woman he loved as an 18-year-old his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes A dazzling dizzying mesmerising and hypnotic cinematic tour-de-force that has drawn comparisons with Italian greats such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte IDA - Anna is a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who on the verge of taking her vows discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation Award-winning Polish born director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort - BAFTA award My Summer of Love) returns to his homeland for this moving and intimate drama AMOUR - Focusing on the lives of an elderly couple and the strain their relationship undergoes after one of them suffers a mild stroke AMOUR is one of the most powerfully moving emotionally devastating pieces of cinema ever made From one of if not the greatest director working today MICHAEL HANEKE Winner of the 2012 Palme d&39;Or at the Cannes Film Festival Actors Leila Hatami Ali-Asghar Shahbazi Toni Servillo Sabriba Ferilli Agata KuleszaDirectors Asghar Farhadi Paolo Sorrentino Pawel Pawlikowski Michael HanekeLanguage EnglishSubtitles EnglishNumber of discs 4

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