The film follows two women, Janis and Ana (played by Cruz and Milena Smit), who meet in a hospital room while they are both about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors.
The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops, complicates and changes their lives in decisive ways.
Watch the trailer for Parallel Mothers below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting April 5th.
Arrebato (a.k.a. Rapture) is a dimension-shattering blend of drugs, sex and Super-8 – and the final word on cinemania!
Made in 1979, this towering feat of “not-for-the-squeamish” counterculture was the final feature of cult filmmaker and movie poster designer Iván Zulueta. It is a film that defies genre and just so happens to be Pedro Almodóvar’‘s favorite horror film!
The film follows horror movie director José (Eusebio Poncela), a troubled man adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend and a mysterious package from past acquaintance named Pedro (Will More) – containing a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape and a door key.
From there, the boundaries of time, space and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s sinister orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
Watch the new trailer for Arrebato below and click here to pre-order your copy. This new 4K restoration from Altered Innocence will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting January 25th.
In beloved writer/director Pedro Almodovar‘s Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline who reflects on his past as his present comes crashing down around him. Some of these reflections are in the flesh, others remembered – his childhood in the ’60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first adult love in the Madrid of the ’80s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense; writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; the early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
One of the past year’s most acclaimed gay films, Pain and Glory is coming to DVD and Blu-ray later this month. Check out the trailer below and click here to pre-order your copy.