New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

February 21, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Retablo

February 20, 2020
New Almaden, CA : Wolfe, [2019]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amiel Cayo, Junior Bejar, Magaly Solier.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
In the remote mountains of Peru, Segundo is being groomed to follow his father's footsteps in the traditional folk art of crafting intricate, artisan story-boxes. Segundo reveres his father, but realizes that the weight of carrying the family legacy will keep him on the mountain forever. When he stumbles across a secret his father is harboring, Segundo will come to face the reality of his religious and conservative landscape.

In safe hands

February 20, 2020
[United States] : Distrib Films, [2020]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Elodie Bouchez.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2018.
When baby Theo's birth mother surrenders him for adoption, child protection services worker, Karine is called into action. She entrusts Theo to Jean, no stranger to the foster care system, who agrees to care for the newborn until a suitable home can be found. Meanwhile, Alice has never given up on her dream to be a mother, and now it could come true. Jeanne Herry goes deep into the world of French human services, where the fate of one baby exposes the conflicting fears and desires of all.

Piranhas = La paranza dei bambini

February 13, 2020
©2019
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Francesco Di Napoli, Ar Tem, Alfredo Turitto, Viviana Aprea, Valentina Vannino, Pasquale Marotta, Luca Nacarlo, Carmine Pizzo, Mattia Piano Del Balzo, Ciro Vecchione, Ciro Pellechia, Aniello Arena, Roberto Carrano, Adam Jendoubi, Renato Carpentieri.
Special features: Making of featurette; Interview with writer Roberto Saviano; Press conference with the cast & crew from 2019 Berlinale.
Based on the book of the same name by Roberto Saviano.
This film follows fifteen-year-old Nicola who lives with his mother and younger brother in a neighborhood of Naples that has been controlled by the Camorra mafia for centuries. Dreaming of a life lush with designer clothing and elite nightclub bottle service, Nicola and his gullible group of friends begin selling drugs, a door into the violent, power-hungry world of crime that begins to threaten their innocence, relationships, and safety.

An almost ordinary summer

February 12, 2020
[New Almaden, CA] : Wolfe, [2020]
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Filippo Scicchitano, Jasmine Trinca, Alessandro Gassmann, Fabrizio Bentivoglio.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2019
Two very different families spend their holidays in the same house at the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios, open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish, and the working-class Petagnas, very tight-knit, and united around solid conservative values. What brought such distant worlds together? Only Tony and Carlo, the two middle-aged heads of the families, know. The unexpected announcement of their engagement will disrupt an apparently ordinary summer and turn everyone's lives upside down.

The divine fury = Saja

February 12, 2020
©2019
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seo-Joon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, Do-Hwan Woo.
After losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, Yong-hu abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself. Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted--that is, until mysterious wounds appear in the palms of his hands.

The trouble with you

February 11, 2020
[New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, [2020]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adele Haenel, Pio Marmai, Damien Bonnard, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Eibaz.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: theatrical trailer.
The rollicking and starstudded French comedy. In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne is the young widow of beloved police chief Santi. When she shockingly discovers that an innocent young man, Antoine, has spent eight years in prison as Santi's scapegoat, she is thrown into turmoil. Yvonne wants to do everything she can to help the very charming Antoine get his life and wife back.

All about my mother

January 30, 2020
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Penelope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, Antonia San Juan.
Special features: making-of documentary from 2012 (52 min.) featuring interviews with cast and crew ; 1999 television program featuring the director, his mother, cast and crew ; 2019 post-screening Q&A from Madrid (48 min.) ; essay by scholar Emma Wilson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
In an instant, nurse Manuela loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy's long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, at the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun; an illustrious star of the stage; and a transgender sex worker.

Parasite

January 29, 2020
©2020, 2019
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kang-Ho Song, Sun-Kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Woo-Shik Choi, So-Dam Park.
Special features: Fantastic Fest 2019 q&a with director Bong Joon Ho; trailers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Kim Ki-teak's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park's home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.

Cyrano, my love

January 29, 2020
[Los Angeles, CA] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Thomas Soliveres, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb, Lucie Boujenah.
Title from disc label.
December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet.

Super 30

January 28, 2020
[Mumbai] : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi.
Title from disc surface.
"Inspired by the Life of Anand Kumar & His Students"--Container.
Anand Kumar, a Mathematics genius from a modest family in Bihar who is made to believe that only a King's son can become a king is on a mission to prove that even the poor man can create some of the world's most genius minds. He starts a training program named 'Super 30' to help 30 IIT aspirants crack the entrance test and make them highly successful professionals.

The knight of shadows

January 28, 2020
©2019
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jackie Chan, Elaine Zhong, Ethan Juan, Austin Lin.
Widescreen.
Loosely based on Strange tales from a Chinese studio by Pu Songling.
After being asked to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls from a small village, legendary demon hunter Pu Songling discovers that beasts who have entered the human dimension are kidnapping the girls to feast on their souls. Setting out to save humanity from the inhuman invasion, Pu Songling journeys through hidden worlds and colorful dimensions, assisted by a lawman protege and a motley group of friendly monsters.

Pain and glory

January 28, 2020
[Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
1 videodisc (approximately 113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Cesar Vicente, Asier Flores.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
It tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the ₁60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the '80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense.

The battle of Jangsari

January 27, 2020
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2020]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Megan Fox, George Eads, Kim Myung-min, Choi Min-ho.
Special features: Making of; trailers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Pushed to a critical point in the Korean War, the South Korean Army and US Allies are desperate to take back the strategic location of Incheon. The only unit available is a small, inexperienced battalion of student soldiers with barely two weeks of boot camp training. Based on a true story of forgotten heroes of the Korean War, can the student soldiers successfully carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war?

Museo

January 27, 2020
©2020
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin, Lisa Owen, Leonardo Ortizgris.
Wide screen.
Based on a true story.
Well into their 30s, Juan Nunez and Benjamin Wilson still can't seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents' homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo a suburb of Mexico City. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it's finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country's iconic National Anthropology Museum in an act worthy of the Ocean's Eleven crew.

Roma

January 27, 2020
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Yalitza Aparicio, Marina De Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Originally released in 2018.
With his eighth and most personal film, Alfonso Cuaron recreated the early 1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of Cleo, the indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running. Charged with the care of four small children abandoned by their father, Cleo tends to the family even as her own life is shaken by personal and political upheavals.

Clash

January 27, 2020
[New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2017]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nelly Karim, Hany Adel, Mohamed El Sebaey, Mohamed El Souisy, Tarek Abdel Aziz, Mohamed Adel.
Technical specifications on container does not match actual disc specifications.
Bonus features: making-of documentary; trailer.
"Cairo, summer of 2013 - two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?"--Unifrance website.

Batti gul meter chalu

January 23, 2020
New Delhi : Super Cassettes Industries, [2018]
1 videodisc (ca. 156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shahid Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Shraddha Kapoor.
Special features: location for Batti gul meter chalu shoot : Uttarakhand; making of Batti gul meter chalu; meet the director-edition; Making of Terrandazi pratiyogita; Writing the epic; Making of gold tamba.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
The film tells the story of inflated electricity bills in rural India and stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, and Yami Gautam.

Xi you ji nü er guo = The monkey king 3

January 23, 2020
©2018
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
|6880-03 Guo Fucheng, Feng Shaofeng, Xiaoshenyang, Luo Zhongqian, Zhao Liying.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
The third installment of the blockbuster fantasy series sees the return of the Monkey King in his most action-packed adventure yet, as the travelers on their journey to the West are imprisoned by the Queen of an all-female kingdom and threatened by the wrathful River God.

Britt-Marie was here = Britt-Marie var här

January 21, 2020
©2019
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pernilla August, Peter Haber, Anders Mossling, Malin Levanon, Stella Oyoko Bengtsson, Lance Ncube, Olle Sarri, Vera Vitali, Mahmut Suvakci.
Wide screen (2.39:1)
Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.
Britt-Marie is a 63-year-old housewife who has just left a 40-year marriage. The small town of Borg has lost its pride, except for the young soccer team, which Britt-Marie now has to coach. This journey will be filled with struggles and challenges, but also warmth and love.

One nation, one king

January 9, 2020
[Brooklyn, NY] : Icarus Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gaspard Ulliel, Adele Haenel, Olivier Gourmet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Paris, 1789. The Bastille has been stormed and a breath of liberty blows through the streets of Paris. Francoise, a young washerwoman, and Basile, a drifter without a family or name, discover the unique exhilaration of love and revolution.

Too late to die young = Tarde para morir joven

January 8, 2020
©2019
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: 3 short films by Dominga Sotomayor; video interview with Dominga Sotomayor; footage of the actual Peñalolén brushfire.
Chile 1990, at the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, a group of adolescents living in a commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while the adults prepare for the first New Year's Eve under the promise of democracy.

Rojo

January 8, 2020
[Brooklyn, NY] : Icarus Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Darío Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi, Laura Grandinetti, Susana Pampín, Rafael Federman, Claudio Martinez Bel, Rudy Chernicoff.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Set in Argentina during the Dirty War of the mid-seventies, on the eve of the nation's descent into a military dictatorship, ... follows Claudio, a renowned lawyer living a seemingly picture-perfect life in a deceptively quiet provincial city. One night, a stranger starts insulting Claudio in a restaurant for no apparent reason. Later that night, the stranger intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana.

War

January 8, 2020
[Mumbai] : Yash Raj Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
An Indian soldier is assigned to eliminate his former mentor, who has gone rogue.

Long day's journey into night

December 26, 2019
[New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, [2019]
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-chi Lee, Yongzhong Chen.
Special features: interview with director Bi Gan ; interview with star Huang Jue ; making-of documentary ; booklet interview with Bi Gan by writer Aaron Stewart-Ahn ; theatrical trailer.
A man returns to Kaili, Guizhou, the hometown from which he fled many years before. Back for his father's funeral, he recalls the death of an old friend, and searches for a lost love who continues to haunt him.

Funan

December 26, 2019
New York : GKIDS, [2019]
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Voices: Berenice Bejo, Louis Garrel.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 2018.
Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their four-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family, even if it means risking everything.

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