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Our latest new releases include Germans & Jews, which explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on, and The Stopover, a rare depiction of war's psychological wounds on female soldiers.
 
GERMANS & JEWS
A film by Janina Quint and Tal Recanati


76 minutes, color, 2016
English & German w/English subtitles


Today, Europe's fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader of Europe as they embrace hundreds of thousands of refugees. This development couldn't have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges.

What began as a private conversation between the two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grew into a cultural exchange among many and we realize that the two people are inextricably linked through the memory of the Holocaust.Germans & Jews is at once uncomfortable and provocative, unexpected and enlightening.


"Incisive... a real cause for hope, despite history." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Germans & Jews offers insights into the intricacies of the human condition." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Fascinating. With subtle, skillful editing, the filmmakers wisely allow paradoxes to arise on their own while giving the viewer enough historical context to make sense of them." - VILLAGE VOICE

"In the subtle, compact but deeply resonant documentary Germans & Jews, we can see how far the modern nation of Germany has come in terms of historical reckoning and historical reconciliation, 70 years after the end of World War II." - SALON

On iTunes September 5 |  On DVD September 12
 
THE STOPOVER
A film by Delphine and Muriel Coulin


102 minutes, color, 2016
French & Greek w/English subtitles


On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop in Cyprus for decompression: three days at a sun-splashed resort, where they will undergo intense psychological debriefing. There, amidst the crystal-blue waters and hordes of vacationing tourists, Marine (Soko) and Aurore (Ariane Labed) – two of only three women in their male-dominated unit – confront rage, trauma, and army sexism as they struggle to readjust to "normal" life.

This riveting drama – winner of the Best Screenplay award in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes – is an all-too-rare exploration of war's psychological wounds on female soldiers.

Starring Ariane Labed (The Lobster, Before Midnight, Assassin's Creed, Black Mirror)

"A cracking good film! Gutsy, tense and disturbing...dramatic twists and reversals. Packed with piercing performances." -THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Sensually rendered but tough-as-twine. As cuttingly observed as it is pristinely composed. Few, if any, previous films have explored the psyche of military women in the Middle East conflict with quite such shading and sensitivity." - VARIETY

"Powerful and compelling.A scintillating investigation into memory, guilt, and what it means to be a woman in an aggressively masculine environment." -ONE ROOM WITH A VIEW

On iTunes September 5 |  On DVD September 12
 

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