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2nd March, 2018

COMPETITION - Win a set of our February releases!

Steve-Eureka

With winter still going strong, it’s prime movie weather so we’re giving 3 lucky people the chance to win a set of our February titles including House, Strangled, The Housemaid, and last but not least, Michael.

 

A rollercoaster ride without brakes, House is by turns hilarious, sinister, and unexpectedly lyrical, with ceaseless cinematic invention and a satirical, full-blooded approach to the horror genre. A gigantic smash on its original release in Japan, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema’s wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature.

 

Based on real-life events, Strangled is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfű. Winner of nine Hungarian Film Awards, Strangled is a dark and gritty thriller from Árpád Sopsits that brings to mind both Lang’s M and Fincher’s Zodiac in its approach to the murder-mystery genre. 

 

First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haû Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread. 

With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre.

 

Based on Herman Bang’s 1902 novel of the same name, Michael is a fascinating fin-de-siècle study of a “decadent” elderly artist (Benjamin Christensen) driven to despair by his relationship with his young protégé and former model, Michael (Walter Slezak). With suffocating-ly sumptuous production design by renowned architect Hugo Häring (his only film work), this Kammerspiel, or “intimate theatre”, foreshadows Carl Th. Dreyer’s magnificent final film Gertrud, by forty years with its “Now I may die content, for I have seen great love” epigraph.

 

 

To enter simply follow the instructions in the box below. Competition closes at 11am Friday 9 March 2018. Terms and Conditions apply.

 

Good luck!

 

 

ENTER HERE

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