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4 World Cinema titles from Arrow Films

Arrow Films have announced the UK DVD release of four World Cinema titles this May. Details follow…

14th May 2007:

Fiorile - £15.99 - While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon’s Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta’s brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in motion.

The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis ~ the cursed. The children’s grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse but will he pass it onto them?

Presented in non-anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen with Italian 2.0 audio and optional English subtitles, the disc also includes a 84-minute interview with the film’s directors, the Taviani brothers.

28th May 2007:

Ashes & Diamonds - £17.99 – On the last day of World War Two in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new country. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be.

A barebones release, the film is presented in 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with Polish 2.0 audio and forced English subtitles.

Cousin Cousine - £15.99 - During the chaos of a large wedding replete with drunken relatives, two cousins by marriage meet for the first time. Marthe has an adulterer for a husband, while Ludovic is burdened with a hyperactive, over-sensitive wife, and both are dissatisfied with life.

Deciding that they should see more of each other, they find that they greatly enjoy each other’s company. However, when their spouses begin to think that more than a friendship is blooming, the idea starts to become appealing to them!

A barebones release, the film is presented in 4:3 Full Frame with French 2.0 audio and optional English subtitles.

L’Amore Molesto - £15.99 – When her estranged and impoverished elderly mother dies in curious circumstances, Delia returns from Rome to piece together what has happened and reconstruct the course of her mother’s life. The more she investigates the past however, the more she begins to get closer to the truth about herself.

A barebones release, the film is presented in non-anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen with Italian 2.0 audio and optional English subtitles.

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