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Artificial Eye March releases

Artificial Eye release two of last year’s best World Cinema releases on DVD in March – Vietnam director Tran Anh Hung’s sumptuous ‘At The Height of Summer’ and Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s ‘The Circle.
From the director of The Scent of the Green Papaya and Cyclo, Tran Anh Hung’s At The Height of Summer is a sensual and poignant tale of three Vietnamese sisters who meet up on the anniversary of their mother’s death to honour her memory. Over the following month, revelations are made that each of them has kept hidden for years.
Exquisitely acted and gorgeously photographed by Mark Lee (In The Mood For Love), At The Height of Summer is a sensuous and beautifully crafted film with an elegant combination of mood, absorbing drama, stunning visuals and an eclectic soundtrack that includes songs by Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground and Arab Strap.Set over the course of a single day, Jafar Panahi’s The Circle is a powerful film that tells the stark tales of several young Iranian women and the harsh society in which they live. Beginning with a childbirth and the ensuing despair at the discovery that the baby is a girl, the film examines the hardships endured by women living in Iran’s male dominated society. But even in the midst of this stifling environment, the spirit, strength and courage of the circle of women cannot be extinguished.
Panahi’s gripping and controversial film is further confirmation that Iranian cinema is now amongst the most original and exciting in the world.
Both DVDs carry a 15 certificate and are released on 25 March 2002. We expect widescreen anamorphic transfers and a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack for both releases.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 18:06:53

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