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  1. Carnival King of Europe Collection (2017)

    aka: Carnival, King of Europe

    Director
    Michele Trentini; Giovanni Kezich
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 562 minutes), £200.00

    Every winter ancient rituals are performed throughout Europe to secure prosperity and good harvests. These rituals are at the heart of what is known today as the Carnival celebrations. Led by anthropologist...

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  2. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2016)

    Director
    Lisa Immordino Vreeland
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 96 minutes), £15.99

    Documentary. Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not...

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  3. Fire at Sea (2016)

    Director
    Gianfranco Rosi
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (108 minutes), £6.99

    Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. After spending...

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  4. Pericle Dishakespeare Sulla Strada (2016 Film)

    aka: Pericles by Shakespeare on the Road

    Director
    Roberto Quagliano
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 103 minutes)

    A postmodern take on the Shakespeare play as dreamed by Marina, the young daughter of the protagonist. They and other immigrants live in the interstices of a complex ring of roads, leading to an apocalyptic...

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  5. Was Shakespeare English? (2016 Film)

    Director
    Alicia Maksimova
    Subject
    Shakespeare

    Documentary by Alicia Maksimova that explores the theory that Shakespeare was in fact the linguist John Florio, the son of Italian emigree Michelangelo Florio. She travels from Stratford-upon-Avon to...

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  6. Breaking the Chains (2015)

    Director
    Erminia Colucci
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 64 minutes), £50.00

    The practice of using shackles and chains to physically restrain people with mental illness (known as pasung) is widespread in Indonesia (as in many other developing/low middle income countries) and almost...

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  7. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2014)

    Director
    Andrew Braunsberg
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 92 minutes), £8.16

    Film director Roman Polanski discusses his remarkable, often controversial, life and career with his longtime associate Andrew Braunsberg in conversations filmed during a time when Polanski was under house...

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  8. Otello (2014 Video)

    Director
    Tiziano Mancini; Francesco Micheli
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Opera. Verdi’s opera staged by Francesco Micheli. Gregory Kunde sings the role of Otello and Lucio Gallo is Iago. The Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice and Piccoli Cantori Veneziani are conducted by...

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  9. Romeo and Juliet (2013 Film)

    aka: Romeo and Juliet

    Director
    Carlo Carlei

    Film adaptation of the play with Douglas Booth and Hallee Steinfeld in the title roles.

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  10. Cathodic Works 1966-1976 (2012)

    Subject
    Art; Film studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (178 minutes), 14 euros

    This double DVD release presents for the first time a selection of the cathodic experimental works from the seminal Italo-american artist Aldo Tambellini, a selection of classic documents of one of the first...

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