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An Angel at My Table

(1990) "With An Angel at My Table," Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brought to the screen the harrowing autobiography of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. Three actors in turn take on the lead role (including Kerry Fox in a marvelous performance as the adult Frame), as the film describes a journey from an impoverished childhood marked by tragedy to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia resulting in electroshock therapy and a narrowly escaped lobotomy to, finally, international literary fame. Unobtrusively capturing the beauty and power of the New Zealand landscape while maintaining the film's focus on the figure at its center, Campion broke new ground for female filmmakers everywhere and earned a sweep of her country's film awards, along with the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Formats: Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Stuart Dryburgh and approved by director Jane Campion, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: Audio commentary featuring Campion, Dryburgh, and actor Kerry Fox; short documentary from 2002 about the making of the film; six deleted scenes; audio interview with author Janet Frame from 1983; trailer; stills gallery; an essay by film critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Frame's autobiography, on which Campion based her film. (The Criterion Collection).


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Batman: Hush

(2019) The latest animated feature from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life -- which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock" (animated short); "Batman: Love in Time of War" featurette; "From the DC Vault –The Batman/Superman Hour: “The Underworld Underground Caper”; "From the DC Vault – The Batman/Superman Hour: “Partners in Peril”; commentary. (Warner).

The Command

(2019 -- Belgium) Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth. The unforgettable true story of the K-141 Kursk, a Russian flagship nuclear powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to find answers and save them. Based on Robert Moore’s book, "A Time to Die." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Human Costs: Making The Command” featurette. (Lionsgate).

The Jungle Bunch

(2017 -- France) Animated family feature. Maurice may look like a penguin -- but he's a real tiger inside. Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But when Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all with the help of his army of silly baboons, Maurice faces his biggest challenge yet. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shout! Kids).

Penguin Highway

(2018 -- Japan) Winner of a 42nd Japan Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year. Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb, hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he discovers that the arrival of the penguins is somehow related to a mysterious young woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure. Based on the best-selling Japanese science fiction novel written by Tomihiko Morimi ("The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl"), "Penguin Highway" has also had its novel released in the US this year. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Director Hiroyasu Ishida interview, author Tomihiko Morimi interview, director Ishida past works promo video, "Good Night" promo video. (Eleven Arts/Shout! Factory).
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Poms

(2019) Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman Uplifting comedy about a woman who forms a cheerleading squad at a retirement community. Read more about "Poms" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Universal).

Project Ithaca

(2018) James Gallanders, Deragh Campbell, Daniel Fathers. A malevolent alien species has been abducting humans for decades ... possibly centuries. Their endgame: to harvest enough human emotional energy to open a wormhole through which their spacecrafts can pass and conquer our world. To end this threat, the U.S. military initiates Project Ithaca, a top-secret plan to teleport a human-alien hybrid, SERA, aboard the “mother ship” to destroy it. SERA awakes inside the alien craft along with five others. Divided, they will die; only together, can they defeat the aliens and find a way home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Sesame Street: Dance Party

(2018) Celebrities like Amy Ryan, Liev Schreiber, Maria Menounos, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Sutton Foster, Ne-Yo, Janelle Monae, and Wendy Williams join the Sesame Street gang to sing and dance. This special collection includes over two hours of content that will make your child want to move and groove. Little ones will love to see real kids dancing flamenco, doing an Irish stepdance, clapping out West African beats, and cha-cha-ing all over the place. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sesame Workshop/Shout Kids).
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The Souvenir

(2019) Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton. A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. Read more about "The Souvenir" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Joanna Hogg, “Making of The Souvenir” featurette. (Lionsgate).

The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music

(2019) Latest adventure in the animated "Swan Princess" franchise. Princess Odette is hosting a music competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday - the winner will sing at her grand birthday ball. Prince Li of Cathay has entered, but his sister Princess Mei Li has stowed away on his ship to seek help from Odette and Derek for Chen, who has been cursed to live as a dragon. Lucas and Alise are reunited but Prince Li’s arrival makes Alise doubt her feelings. While Li and Lucas fight for Alise’s heart, Derek and Odette try to help Mei Li and Chen break the curse. Who will win the music festival and will Chen ever be free from his curse? Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Two new toe-tapping tunes from the film, behind-the-scenes featurette that explores how the world and characters of the film were brought to life. (Sony).

Tiger Milk

(2017 - Germany) Flora Thiemann, Emily Kusche, David Ali Rashed, Narges Rashidi, Emil Belton, August Carter. Best friends Nini and Jameelah are 14 years old. Summer has begun and Berlin is their playground. Sticky lipped and heavy-eyed from drinking tiger milk; a mix of passion fruit, milk, and brandy, they flirt and use their innocent charm for fun. This summer, it’s going to happen -- sex and true love with Nico and Lukas. But when Jameelah's family is threatened with deportation back to Iraq, the two girls realize that their friendship is more important than ever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Altered Innocence).



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August 13

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Avengers: Endgame

(2019) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Tessa Thompson, Rene Russo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Tilda Swinton, Jon Favreau, Hayley Atwell, Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei, Angela Bassett, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, William Hurt, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Vin Diese, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Redford, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson. The climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year (and 22 film) cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos. Read more about "Avengers: Endgame" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Remembering Stan Lee"in which filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos; "Setting the Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr."; "A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America"; "Black Widow: Whatever It Takes"; "The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame"; "The Women of the MCU"; "Bro Thor"; six deleted scenes; gag reel; "Visionary Intro" by directors Joe and Anthony Russo; audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. (Disney).

Django the Bastard

(1969 -- Italy) Anthony Steffen, Rada Rassimov, Paolo Gozlino, Luciano Rossi. An intriguing spaghetti western with gothic horror genre elements. The mysterious stranger named Django -- a ghost-like figure -- walks into a dusty western town with vengeance on his mind. As he finds the men he’s looking for, he places a cross with the person's name and death date in the middle of the street before enacting violent revenge. Is Django truly an unstoppable human army-of-one, or an avenging immortal angel of death? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary with film historian and author Troy Howarth. (Synapse Films).
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The Inland Sea

(1991) In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan's Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a traditional way of life as well as his own journey of self-discovery. Twenty years later, filmmaker Lucille Carra undertook a parallel trip inspired by Richie's by-then-classic book, capturing images of hushed beauty and meeting people who still carried on the fading customs that Richie had observed. Interspersed with surprising detours -- a visit to a Frank Sinatra-loving monk, a leper colony, an ersatz temple of plywood and plaster -- and woven together by Richie's narration as well as a score by celebrated composer Toru Takemitsu, "The Inland Sea" is an eye-opening voyage and a profound meditation on what it means to be a foreigner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Hiro Narita, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with director Lucille Carra; new conversation between filmmaker Paul Schrader and cultural critic Ian Buruma on author Donald Richie; interview with Richie from 1991; an essay by scholar Arturo Silva (The Criterion Collection).

The Mummy Rebirth

(2019) Carter, David E. Cazares, Brittany Goodwin, Deanna Grace Congo. Two treasure hunters uncover a sealed tomb and awaken a mummy that has waited years to come back and wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. It’s a race against time as they try to stop the Mummy from wreaking havoc on the modern world. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

The Returned (‘Les Revenants’): Season Two

(2018) The second season of the highly acclaimed French television series (winner of a 2014 Peabody Award, an 2013 International Emmy Award, and nominated for BAFTA Award in 2014). Based on the 2004 feature film "Les Revenants" by Robin Campillo, the gripping and stylish supernatural drama television series was created and directed by Fabrice Gobert and made its American debut in 2014 to critical acclaim currently holding a collective 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for seasons one and two. It tells the gripping story of a group of people returning to their alpine village in a state of confusion. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. The first eight episodes in Season One portray their struggle to reintegrate with their families and past. Buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. Season Two, featuring the conclusion of this 16-part series, picks up six months after season one leaves the village in a state of turmoil and distress. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray. (Music Box Films).

Trial by Fire

(2019) Jack O’Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade, Jeff Perry. In 1992, Cameron Todd Willingham (O’Connell), a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak, was convicted of arson-related triple homicide and put on death row. This is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond that formed between Willingham and Elizabeth Gilbert (Dern), a Houston mother of two, who battled against the state for 12 years to try and save Willingham by exposing suppressed evidence and illogical conclusions. Formats: DVD. Extras: Photo gallery. (Lionsgate).

Vault

(2019) Theo Rossi, Clive Standen, Samira Wiley, William Forsythe, Don Johnson, Vincent Pastore, Chazz Palminteri. Stylish thriller reveals the true story of one of the largest robberies in U.S. history. While doing time for a botched heist, two small-time crooks cook up an ill-fated scheme to rip off a nearby vault for $30 million — money that belongs to the local mafia. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).


August 16

Peter, Paul and Mary At Newport 1963-65

Eighteen previously unreleased performances by the legendary folk trio of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers. This collection of remarkable archival performances at the iconic folk festival at Newport, Rhode Island, from 1963 to 1965 reveals the electrifying and optimistic spirit of an era, at the peak of America’s Folk Revival. Some of these timeless songs have never been seen on television, and some, like “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “If I Had A Hammer,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” became part of the “soundtrack” of an era of extraordinary social and political transformation. These historic recordings epitomize Peter, Paul and Mary’s music in the ’60s era of optimism, turmoil and vast change in America. Formats: DVD, CD, Digital. Extras: Extra tracks “Tell It on the Mountain” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”; interview with Peter Yarrow at Newport (1963). (Shout! Factory).



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August 20

Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season

(2018-19) All 22 episodes. Following Oliver Queen’s shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, he has spent the past five months in prison while his team was left behind to protect Star City. In the wake of Ricardo Diaz’s escape, Oliver has yet again turned into someone else inside Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver’s limits will be tested when he and Team Arrow are pitted against the most ruthless villains they have yet to face. Formats: Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018," "Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds," "Villains: Modes of Persuasion," gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).

The Assault

(2017) Tom Sizemore, Kevin Nash, Jordan Ladd. Tired of her husband Seth’s abuse, Lindsay’s out for revenge. She and her exotic-dancer friend Nikki are stealing Seth’s riches in a series of brazen armed robberies. But things get complicated when Nikki seduces Broza (Sizemore), the detective on the case. When their final heist goes horribly wrong, the two women must flee for their lives — with an unsuspecting Broza in hot pursuit. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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A Dog’s Journey

(2018) Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad. Picking up where "A Dog’s Purpose" left off, "A Dog’s Journey" continues the tale of lovable farm dog Bailey, as he finds a new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond, and learns that some friendships transcend lifetimes. Read more about "A Dog’s Journey" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, "A Dog'S Sequel" featurette, "Everyone's Best Friend" featurette, "Working With Dogs" featurette, "A Healing Journey" featurette, "Scoring the Journey" featurette, feature commentary with director Gail Mancuso. (Universal).

The Harder They Come [Collector’s Edition] BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1972) Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin in 1972’s "The Harder They Come," the first feature film to come out of Jamaica. An aspiring singer who leaves his rural village for the big city of Kingston, Ivan is hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions on his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits young hopefuls. In desperation, the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan’s dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of both the pop charts -- and the most-wanted lists. Directed and produced by Jamaican Perry Henzell, and written by Henzell and Trevor D. Rhone, the film also stars Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, and Toots and The Maytals. Features a new transfer from the original 16mm negative. Extras: The first-ever home entertainment release of Perry Henzell’s long lost follow up feature, "No Place Like Home," which had gone unfinished and was thought to have been lost; "Perry Henzell: A Filmmaker’s Odyssey," a new documentary about "The Harder They Come's" genesis and restoration; a full slate of new bonus features, shot in Jamaica, to be announced at a later date. (Shout! Factory).
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Magnificent Obsession

(1954) Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town's only resuscitator -- at the very moment that a beloved local doctor has a heart attack and dies waiting for the lifesaving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk's most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations. Formats: Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Extras: Audio commentary from 2008 featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty; "Magnificent Obsession," John M. Stahl's 1935 adaptation of the same novel, newly restored; "From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Remembers" (1991), a documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt; interviews from 2008 with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to Sirk; theatrical trailer; an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien. (The Criterion Collection).

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter

(2017 -- Japan) Four-disc set with all 26 episodes of the first television series produced by the renowned Studio Ghibli. One stormy night, a girl is born inside a mountain fort, surrounded by her parents and a loving band of robbers. Now 10 years old, Ronja has grown into a strong and active girl, who discovers the forest as both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by unique creatures. She befriends the son of her father’s rival, which begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. As she struggles to balance this friendship with her family relationship, she comes to understand that differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Making of Ronja" featurette, interview with director Goro Miyazaki. (GKIDS and Shout! Factory).



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August 27

The Banana Splits Movie

(2019) One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" variety program is back with a blood-spattered vengeance when it offers a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn -- and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape? Stars Dani Kind as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund as Mitch, and Sara Canning as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper are voiced by Eric Bauza. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Banana Splits: Behind the Horror." Blu-ray adds "Terror on Set," "Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre." (Warner).

The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season

(2018-19) All 22 episodes. Shortly after defeating The Thinker, Barry Allen/The Flash and his wife, Iris, were stunned by the arrival of their already grown, speedster daughter from the future, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy). However, acclimating to their lives as parents won’t be the only challenge they face, as Season Five pits Team Flash against Central City’s latest scourge – the DC Super-Villain Cicada (Chris Klein). Formats: Fice-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018," "The Evolution of Killer Frost," "Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds," "Villains: Modes of Persuasion," gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).
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The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

(1952 -- Japan) One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, "The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice" is a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife's city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband's small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change -- in the form of their headstrong, modern niece -- sweeps over their household. The director's abiding concern with family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, with a wry, tender humor and buoyant expansiveness that moves the action from the home into the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "What Did the Lady Forget?", a 1937 feature by director Yasujiro Ozu; new interview with film scholar David Bordwell; "Ozu & Noda: Tateshina Diaries," a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu's relationship with longtime screenwriter Kogo Noda; new English subtitle translation; an essay by scholar Junji Yoshida. (The Criterion Collection).
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The Koker Trilogy

Abbas Kiarostami first came to international attention for this wondrous, slyly self-referential series of films set in the rural northern-Iranian town of Koker. Poised delicately between fiction and documentary, comedy and tragedy, the lyrical fables in The Koker Trilogy exemplify both the gentle humanism and playful sleight of hand that define the director's sensibility. With each successive film, Kiarostami takes us deeper into the behind-the-scenes "reality" of the film that preceded it, heightening our understanding of the complex network of human relationships that sustain both a movie set and a village. The result is a gradual outward zoom that reveals the cosmic majesty and mystery of ordinary life. "Where Is the Friend's House?" (1987): The first film in Abbas Kiarostami's sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise -- a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken-and transforms it into a miraculous, child's-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zigzags determinedly across two towns, aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of rural Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Sensitive and profound, Where Is the Friend's House? is shot through with all the beauty, tension, and wonder a single day can contain. "And Life Goes On" (1992): In the aftermath of a 1990 earthquake that left at least thirty thousand dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveys not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. Blending fiction and reality into a playful, poignant road movie, "And Life Goes On" follows a film director who, along with his son, makes the trek to the region in hopes of finding out if the young star of "Where Is the Friend's House?" is among the survivors, and discovers a resilient community pressing on in the face of tragedy. Finding beauty in the bleakest of circumstances, Kiarostami crafts a quietly majestic ode to the best of the human spirit. "Through the Olive Trees" (1994): Abbas Kiarostami takes meta-narrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final installment of The Koker Trilogy. Unfolding "behind the scenes" of "And Life Goes On," this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors -- a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife, even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him -- creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life, "Through the Olive Trees" peels away layer after layer of artifice as it investigates the elusive, alchemical relationship between cinema and reality. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 2K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays. Extras: New audio commentary on "And Life Goes On" featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, co-authors of Abbas Kiarostami; "Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams," a 1994 documentary; new interview with Abbas Kiarostami's son Ahmad Kiarostami; new conversation between Iranian-film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire; conversation from 2015 between Kiarostami and film-festival programmer Peter Scarlet; an essay by critic Godfrey Cheshire. (The Criterion Collection).


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