Independent distributor bringing exciting world cinema and alternate screen content to Australia and New Zealand

Latcho Drom

(G) Dir. Tony Gatlif, France, 1993. 103 min | Documentary
Winner Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes Film Festival 2003. The film takes the viewer on a journey west, from India to Spain, with stops along the way, to dramatise Romany’s nomadic culture. Gatlif holds his camera on the elemental essentials of this life: water, the wheel, fire, beasts of burden and of sustenance, colorful clothes, jewelry, musical instruments, song, and dance. Throughout, via song and dance, young and old celebrate, embody, and teach the cultural values of family, […]

The Gleaners and I

(G) Dir. Agnès Varda, France, 2000. 82 min | Documentary
35mm prints available.
Agnès Varda’s award-winning documentary. The secluded life of the deep French countryside is portrayed in this semi-autobiographic study of the obscure lifestyle. Focusing primarily on gleaners, those who scavenge an already harvested field, the moral, political and aesthetic aspects of these people are gradually revealed.

The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

(G) Dir. Agnès Varda, France, 2002. 63 min | Documentary
Available on DVD only
Varda revisits some of those profiled in The Gleaners and I and visits others who were so delighted by the film that they wrote to her to tell her so. An amusing, and once again, fascinating follow-up.

The Last Trapper

(G) Dir. Nicolas Vanier, Canada/France, 2004. 100 min | Documentary
A mix of documentary and fiction this poetic ode to ecology and the protection of the environment follows the life of Norman Winther and his wife who live in complete isolation the Yukon (Canada) hunting grizzlies and wolves. The changing seasons, relationship with their much relied upon huskies and the sometimes perilous conditions form a dramatic and engaging narrative.

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy

(PG) Dir. Graham Coleman, UK, 1979 & 2005. 134 min | Documentary
Available on Digibeta, Betacam and DVD formats only.
Stunning cinematography, unprecedented access and informed direction take us on an intimate journey deep into the heart of the ancient Buddhist culture of Tibet. A classic work filmed on location in India, Nepal and Ladakh over 25 years ago it has recently been digitally re-mastered and edited into a spellbinding introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

Becoming Traviata

On Demand

CLASSIC AT HOME

ACADEMY ON DEMAND (NZ only)

“Riveting… Becoming Traviata reps prime arthouse fare.” – Variety

(PG) Dir. Philippe Béziat, France, 2012. 113 min | Documentary

An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world’s greatest operas, Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers you a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France. […]