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This documentary presents an inside look into the world of romance writers--their heroes, their heroines, and their 20 million American fans. A cross-country trip in search of the...LEARN MORE. "I am to the crime novel in specific what Tolstoy is to the Russian novel and what Beethoven is to music," boasts James Ellroy, an American crime fiction writer who was both cursed and...LEARN MORE. A week in the life of Allen Ginsberg spent with Hungarian writer, poet, and translator Istvan Eorsi, and a small camera crew in the streets of New York. Sharing thoughtful discussions...LEARN MORE.
CELINE
$39.95
$5.99
HAMLET
$29.95
$9.99
KARL MAY
$59.95
$14.99
Genevieve, the village nurse, finds Celine, a confused girl with suicidal tendencies, wandering the ward of the hospital one morning. Genevieve takes the young girl home but is afraid to...LEARN MORE. Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev’s Hamlet is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist...LEARN MORE. The second film in Hans Jürgen Syberberg's highly impressionistic German Trilogy, Karl May follows the last years in the life of Germany’s most popular author. May, a prolific and...LEARN MORE.
YERMA
$19.95
Based on a book by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, Yerma tells the story of woman who longs for a child, but is unable to conceive. Harboring a deep hatred...LEARN MORE. Based on the award-winning novel by Colombian author Alvaro Mutis, this rousing adventure follows three wanderers in search of fortune in 1950's Panama City. A smuggler...LEARN MORE. Michael Anderson directs this thrilling adaptation of Elleston Trevor's spy novel, brought to the screen with a remarkable script by playwright Harold Pinter. George Segal plays Quiller...LEARN MORE.
KRZYZACY
$24.95
Certainly one of the highest achievements of 1960s Polish cinema, and a stirring nationalist epic. Based on the classic novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, Order of Teutonic Knights is a vivid...LEARN MORE. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Henryk Sienkeiewicz, this tale, set during the construction of the Suez Canal at the end of the 19th century, follows two children...LEARN MORE. Hailed as one of the best adaptations of this Shakespearean tragedy, Grigori Kozintsev’s King Lear is a striking, epic interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak and...LEARN MORE.
HALFMOON
$29.95
One of the landmarks of modern Polish cinema, this gripping adaptation of Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudun (like Ken Russell's The Devils), transposes the action to a 17th-century Polish...LEARN MORE. The exotic world of expatriate American writer Paul Bowles (The Sheltering Sky) is brought to the screen in this beautifully photographed anthology based on three of his short stories...LEARN MORE. Franz Kafka, renowned author of The Metamorphosis and The Trial, is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Plagued by sleepwalking, Kafka wrote almost...LEARN MORE.
Based on the Chekhov short story of the same name, The Lady with the Dog (Dama s sobachkoy) is a forgotten masterpiece from a tense period during the Khrushchev thaw. Told with...LEARN MORE. The mystery and wonder of modern-day Haiti come alive in this two-film set based on the work of writer-director Dany Laferriere. In How to Conquer America in One Night (96 mins.), handsome...LEARN MORE. French novelist Marguerite Duras (Hiroshima Mon Amour) directs this elliptical, minimalist film about the domestic space of women, in which dull rituals mask an undercurrent of lurking...LEARN MORE.
French novelist Marguerite Duras (Hiroshima Mon Amour) directs this elliptical, minimalist film about the domestic space of women, in which dull rituals mask an undercurrent of lurking...LEARN MORE.