New Releases

The Miraculous Virgin
(Panna zázračnica)

A film by Štefan Uher
Czechoslovakia, 1966

"The first Czech or Slovak film of the 1960s
to explore the common inheritance of Surrealism"

Peter Hames, Czech and Slovak Cinema

Presented from a brand new restoration, the legendary The Miraculous Virgin is one of Slovak's cinema's most admired and controversial works.

Adapted by The Sun in a Net director Štefan Uher from the renowned 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, the film is an exquisite, surreal odyssey through the Slovak art scene of the 1960s.

Release Date: August 2018

Intimate Lighting
(Intimní osvětlení)

A film by Ivan Passer
Czechoslovakia, 1965

“[One] of the ten films which have most affected me” Krzysztof Kieślowski

Presented from a brand new 4K restoration, Second Run presents a special Blu-ray edition of Ivan Passer’s Intimate Lighting.

Focussing on the humour of the ordinary and stunningly shot by Miroslav Ondříček (A Blonde in Love, If…, Amadeus), the film shows true affection and understanding for all its characters. A work of great originality and universal acceptance, Intimate Lighting is a beautifully observed drama of the everyday.

Release Date: May 2018

New Releases

Black Peter
(Černý Petr)

A film by Miloš Forman
Czechoslovakia, 1963

"Simply an irresistibly wry and witty look at life's little pitfalls, full of affection for every last one of the characters" Time Out

Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film, Second Run presents the stunning debut feature film of the late, great Czech filmmaker Miloš Forman (A Blonde in Love, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus).

With a cast of mainly non-professional actors, Black Peter conjures up a naturalistic and witty portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. Full of charming performances, youthful spontaneity and a rock’n’roll soundtrack, Black Peter helped launch the internationally acclaimed Czechoslovak New Wave.

Release Date: July 2018

Neon Bull
(Boi neon)

A film by Gabriel Mascaro
Brazil, 2015

“Neon Bull is a profound reflection on the intersection of the human and bestial... exalts carnal passion in beautiful, almost sculptural love scenes” New York Times

Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual, subversive Neon Bull unfolds within the macho world of traditional Brazilian rodeo. Balancing provocative realism with improvisational drama, Neon Bull explores the lives of its protagonists with fierce, funny, sweaty intimacy, lyrically subverting its macho domain.

Release Date: April 2018

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