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Certification15 Our Rating

The Italian adventurer and libertine Giovanni Jacopo Casanova lived from 1725 to 1798, but in this six-part series Dennis Potter attempted to find a contemporary relevance through his central themes of sex and religion. He commented that Casanova "was concerned with religious and sexual freedom, and these are the things we have to address ourselves to now." Casanova was imprisoned in Venice in 1755, and Potter used that event as a central device, constantly inter-cutting to contrast Casanova's a find out more...

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At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take find out more...

HAXAN (1922)

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A disturbing Danish film, reanacting witchcraft trials from the 15th and 16th on till the early 20th Century. Mixing scenes of reanactment, animation and illustrated slideshows to depict events of alleged real-life events and possessions, we are shown images of extreme cruelty which smack of the experimental edges of medical research. This must have been tantamount to the work of the devil when it first came out. Sick-minds they had back in 1922! The DVD has a choice of soundtracks, the best of find out more...
KWAIDAN (1964)

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Kobayashi's remarkable 'ghost' stories are a beautiful amalgam of traditional Japanese art and subtle direction. The four stories are adaptations of 18th century ghost stories by Lafcadio Hearn and are eerily compelling. Their dramatic impact is all due to subtle visual nuances. Excellent. find out more...

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ORLANDO (1992)

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A truly remarkable adaptation of Woolf's novel. Tilda Swanton is enthralling as the androgenous and ageless Orlando seeking love in a 400 year odyssey; from the finery of Elizabeth the First's court, through the Civil War, the early colonial period, the literary salons of 1750, by which time Orlando is a woman, the Victorian era of property, and finally to the present day. Potter's direction adds a marvellous period feel. Superb, this is a magical story . find out more...
RIDICULE (1996)

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In the decadent court of pre-revolutinary Versailles an unwitting newly arrived aristo must take part in games of witty repartee and sexual intrigue in order to obtain royal backing and aid to drain his swamp-ridden estate and improve the lot of his impoverished serfs. He soon develops a razor wit and acid tongue in this excellent and biting costumed satire detailing the deceit and moral destitution of pre-Revolutionary Versaille. find out more...

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A groundbreaking film that is shot in a single unedited take, beginning with guests arriving for a ball at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and ending as they sedately disperse after the evening's entertainment. In between these two bookends an unnamed 19th century diplomat wanders the Hermitage corridors and salons examining the artwork and witnessing scenes from three hundred years of the building's history. Perhaps surprisingly, given the historical figures and the history of the Romonov monu find out more...

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A film by Tim Burton...that name alone should be incentive enough to watch this, but to all you doubters let me tell you a little story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin. 'Once upon a time'......Based on the short classic by Washington Irving, set in 1799, the tale is of an axe-wielding headless horseman who careers through the sinister moonlit night gruesomely dispatching various members of the small community of Sleepy Hollow. A young, eccentric, policeman, Ichabod Crane (Depp) find out more...

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The mythical "Colour of Pomegranates", the life of 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, (included in Time Out's 100 greatest all time movie list), double-billed with the "Legend of the Suram Fortress", a Georgian myth about a young boy who saves the constantly crumbling Suram Fortress by allowing himself to be covered with earth and eggs and walled up alive. Eloquent images and obscure symbols constructed in striking tableaux vivants, emblematic gestures or formalised movement. Beautiful, surr find out more...