Monday, 20 May 2019

Competition: Win La Ronde on Blu-Ray


La Ronde is out on DVD & Blu-ray on 27th of May

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on Blu-ray to give away.

Synopsis
Praised by directors, critics and cinephiles alike, master of cinema Max Ophuls’ masterpiece La Ronde (1950) is set for a newly restored release in high-definition.

Winning the BAFTA Best Film award and earning double Oscar®nominations La Ronde’s scene-setting opening has been described as ‘one of the marvels of cinema’ (The Observer) and has garnered huge acclaim across the globe.

The film is one of the most lauded adaptations of Arthur Schnitzler's (Eyes Wide Shut) renowned play and stars some of France’s most respected actors including Anton Walbrook (The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonal Blimp); Simone Signoret (Les Diaboliques, Room at the Top); Serge Reggiani (The Leopard, The Lovers of Verona; Simone Simon (Cat People, La Bete Humane)and Daniel Gélin (The Man Who Knew too Much, Napoleon).

Now this magnum opus is set to arrive as a stunningly remastered version, from the original negative.

Set in 1900s Vienna, La Ronde presents an amazing series of interconnected romantic entanglements, a merry-go-round of life and love.

Anton Walbrook guides us through the chain of amorous encounters as the enigmatic, omnipotent master of ceremonies. One fleeting moment links to the next, partners change, and the dance goes on, turning with the elegance of a Viennese waltz, until the story is brought full circle in the final vignette.

With its breath-taking use of long takes and beautiful fluid camera moves Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman, Lola Montes) directs with stunning style and élan to create an astounding cinematic masterwork.


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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who Directs La Ronde?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@beentothemovies.com

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 03-06-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Friday, 17 May 2019

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - New UK trailer and poster


Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is inspired by British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir “Greetings From Bury Park.”

Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham, Viceroy’s House)
Written by Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha, and Paul Mayeda Berges
Starring Viveik Kalra (Next of Kin, Beecham House), Kulvinder Ghir (Bend it Like Beckham), Meera Ganatra (PREMature), Nell Williams (Game of Thrones), Aaron Phagura (Doctor Who), Dean Charles-Chapman (Game of Thrones, Breathe), Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame) and Rob Brydon (Swimming with Men).

Official UK Trailer Released For Ron Howard’s PAVAROTTI, Coming to Cinemas This July


From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. The 1990 World Cup in Italy was the moment opera left the elite and hit the masses. Opera star Pavarotti joined fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras onstage in Rome watched by 1.4 billion worldwide. Their powerful rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' lives on as one of the most popular and famous pieces of music the world has ever heard, and Pavarotti realised his long-held dream of bringing opera into the mainstream.  Ron Howard takes an intimate approach in telling Pavarotti’s story, going beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself.

Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behind the scenes and extensive live music footage, we see Pavarotti’s personal story emerge: from his humble beginnings in Northern Italy through to global superstardom. We travel the world with Pavarotti. We get to know the great tenor as a husband and a father, a committed philanthropist, as well as a fragile artist who had a complex relationship with his own unique talents and unprecedented success.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Cold Blue Theatrical Extended Trailer


In Cinemas across the UK & Ireland July 4th 2019

The Cold Blue is a new feature-length film, digitally restored, constructed from the material of 34 reels of raw, colour, footage shot during bombing missions in Germany. Captured by William Wyler, it was originally shot for the 1944 documentary The Memphis Belle: A story of a Flying Fortress.
Incredibly all this footage was recently discovered, deep in the vaults of the National Archives by Director / Producer Erik Nelson.

In 1943, Wyler went to Europe to document the Air War in progress during WWII for the creation of the classic 1944 documentary The Memphis Belle. Wyler captured footage of bombing missions over Europe whilst flying actual combat missions with B-17’s.

In the Summer of 2017 nine of the very few surviving B-17 pilot veterans from this mission were interviewed and their voices take us through the harrowing world that Wyler and his cameramen captured in that summer of 1943.


Created for the purpose of an immersive big screen experience, using every 21st century technical technique available, The Cold Blue presents original, colour footage, shot by Wyler and his team, restored frame by frame. Boasting a brilliant, original orchestral score by British musician, Richard Thompson and sound design by Black Panther’s David Hughes. 

This event will be paired with an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of The Cold Blue. Including a compelling and evocative look at WW2 via a range of unique perspectives, how the UK viewed the support of the allied troops, poignant and difficult moments brought to life via incredible colour footage, interviews of the 8th Airforce veterans and interviews with director Eric Nelson & Wyler’s daughter Catherine, telling the remarkable story behind the “found footage” and how The Cold Blue was created.

Competition: Win Just Friends on DVD


Just Friends is out now!

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Joris is shy, introverted and cautious, Yad is bold and impulsive, but at a chance meeting, opposites attract, and sparks fly.

Having spotted Yad windsurfing at the beach, Joris is taken aback when he discovers Yad is his grandmother’s new helper. Initially mistrustful of Yad’s advances, the boys quickly become inseparable. Stealing kisses between surfboards, wrestling in the reeds and filming their adventures, the couple find themselves growing closer and opening up to each other about the ghosts of their pasts and dreams for the future. Yet as the boys fall ever deeper in love with each other, the weight of their families’ expectations of them grow more profound, until one of them finally asks, would it be better if they were ‘Just Friends’?    An uplifting experience with benefits.


Click here to buy from Amazon (Opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who Directs Just Friends?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@beentothemovies.com

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 27-05-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.