From across the globe, this Critics Choice Collection contains six carefully selected films that showcase of some of the finest examples of recent world cinema. These stunning, thought-provoking features continue to resonate with audiences long after viewing as they explore humanity, society, tragedy, and morality whilst demonstrating deft intelligence and humour – making this collection essential viewing for would-be cinephile.
The Spark Of Life: When a desperate advertising executive suffers a terrible accident, he decides to take advantage of the situation; making The Spark Of Life a thought-provoking and somewhat farcical satire on media and public intrusion into real life tragedy.
The Man Who Laughs: Based on the book by Victor Hugo, The Man who laughs is a fantastical and moving tragedy of a disfigured orphan who must make a choice between two very different and competing destinies
Inch’Allah: An intelligent and resonant moral drama; a young Canadian doctor is forced to face difficult truths when she becomes embroiled in the lives of those on both sides of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
The Angels’ Share: Both a bittersweet comedy and deftly-executed heist movie; The Angels’ Share follows the trials facing a group of convicted petty criminals who seek redemption. Can they succeed? Only the angels know…
Silent Wedding: In Soviet-era Romania, a young couple’s wedding day is interrupted by the news of Stalin’s death and a period of enforced mourning and they must come up with an ingenious yet dangerous solution to continue their festivities.
Turning Tide: During the gruelling Vendee Globe racing event, a sailor battles rough seas and fierce competition but, when he discovers a young stowaway on-board, he finds the greatest challenge is confronting his own preconceptions.
Title: World Cinema: Critics Choice Collector's Set
Release Date: 20 Apr 2016
Actor(s): Salma Hayek
Catalogue No: BHE7025
Disc Count: 6
OFLC Rating: MA15+
Run Time: 568 mins