The idea was born out of necessity: many of the films, which are important to us, have a hard time at the box office. Some of them never manage to hit the big screen. There is not just one reason for this. The german media market is highly competitive. Somewhere has to be a goldmine. Quiet films which are not after cheap effects, often don't make the race.
A DVD can never replace cinema. But it is a good memory, a reference and replacement medium. In mid December 2005 the edition starts out with Marseille by Angela Schanelec. There's more films to come. Two to four a year seem possible.
The concept is simple and inexpensive. No compromises regarding the choice of films. No compromises regarding picture and sound quality. No extras. The respective extra material will be published in our magazine. The covers include a brief introduction - extensive material follows in the magazine. Whoever wants, can relate the way they saw the movie with the claims and self-descriptions of the film makers. The gap between the two takes intensifies the visual impression. The discussion is ready to start.
by Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
The follow-up of the highly acclaimed ROSETTA, awarded with the Golden Palm at Cannes for best actor Olivier Gourmet.
by Tankred Dorst
The directorial debut of prose, stage and script writer Tankred Dorst - with a young Marius Müller Westernhagen