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Collector’s Choice: The Class, Katyn, London to Brighton, Apres Lui, Gigantic

Tuesday August 11th sees some Euro titles worth renting out (Katyn, London to Brighton and Apres Lui), a Palme D’or winner worth buying (The Class) and an American indie film starring Zach Galifianakis as a life-threatening menace that was critically panned but in my books: is an oddity worth seeing.

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Tuesday August 11th sees some Euro titles worth renting out (Katyn, London to Brighton and Apres Lui), a Palme D’or winner worth buying (The Class) and an American indie film starring Zach Galifianakis as a life-threatening menace that was critically panned but in my books: is an oddity worth seeing.

Among the Euro titles we have Gael Morel’s Apres Lui with Catherine Deneuve as Camille, a divorcee whose beloved 20-year-old son has just died in a car accident. She is overcome with grief, but her anguish manifests itself in the strange obsession she develops for her son’s best friend.

 

 

Coming out on Blu-Ray with a wealth of extras, Laurent Cantet’s The Class includes features such as a Video Commentary, Making of The Class, Actors’ Workshop and Actors’ Self Portrait.

 

 

Koch Lorber Films Foreign Oscar nominated film from Polish helmer Andrzej Wajda The crime that Stalin couldn’t hide… 1940. After Germany’s invasion of Poland, Joseph Stalin ordered the liquidation of the Polish officer corps, slaughtering nearly 22,000 men in Katyn Forest. Interview with director Andrzej Wajda, the Polish premiere: Interviews and Reactions.

 

Well nourished back in the U.K. – Paul Andrew Williams’ drama finds a release via E1 Entertainment. 

 

Matt Aselton’s directorial debut (Gigantic) comes with an alternate ending, deleted scenes, and commentary. Was a Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at AFI Dallas winner.  

 

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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