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After two year and half and 25 International Film Festivals later and 2 International prizes behind, We are happy and honored to announce that our short film DOORS it'll be finally available online for streaming in HD on Fandor, for US and Canada. Fandor is the best streaming service around, the true house for independent, international and art films. It will be part of their "Shocktober:31 days of horror", their major selection countingdown to Halloween. Very proud to be in the company of masters of the genre,like Dario Argento, Jean Rollin, Jesus Franco and more.
AVAILABLE on FANDOR FROM THE THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER, STAY TUNED FOR LINKS AND MORE INFOS...
We are both proud and honored to announce that the restoration of TODO MODO will have its world premiere during the upcoming Venice Film Festival, in the section Venice Classiscs Stay tuned for another press release about the restoration process.
We are very excited and happy to announce that we secured worlwide rights to release a Blu Ray edition of Elio Petri's masterpiece TODO MODO.
The movie has been unavailable for a long time anywhere in the world, in any format. Time to get rid of those blurry VHS taped from Italian TV (also a shorter version) and delete those youtube files of the same rotten source. The film is going under a major restoration with a 4K film scan of the original negatives and frame by frame clean up.
There are details to be unveiled very soon about this release, it is just that we couldn't keep it for ourselves anymore.
Todo Modo is possibly the most sought after political film of all times, directed by Academy Award winner Elio Petri (best foreign film 1970, Investigation on a citizen above suspicion) and starring some of the finest actors of Italian Cinema like Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Gian Maria Volontè, Ciccio Ingrassia, Franco Citti and Mariangela Melato.
The film caused such a stir at the time of its release because of the gritty depiction of the meeting of a leading politcal party while an unstoppable disease is spraeding in streets of Rome. Church, poltical leaders, Capitalists are showed at their very lowest using sex, corruption and even murder to achieve their goal. The film also was a forerunner of following events that led to the tragic killing of Prime Minister Aldo Moro by the terrorist group Red Brigades.
It's an unforgettable experience, a film that grows up within the viewer leaving a sense of discomfort and uneasiness. It is brilliant and compelling.
We are actually working on an event to present the film in Rome during the fall, but there is more than that, as written above, we'll be unveiling soon.
The film will be featured on double layered BRD with extras tbc.
Tech spec: OAR1.85:1, 16:9, 1920X1080 24P
Audio Italian DTS HD Master Audio original Mono restored
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Macedonian, Serbian
street date: spring/summer 2015
Available only for purchase on our site and trhough selected retaillers.
This a major step for us and bring us back to what we know to do best.
In the past we have been working in distribution and our work has been compared to the one of Criterion and more. The New York Times in 2006 voted us amongst the 10 best North American distributors. The Magazine Premiere that year did the same. We were the first in Italy to restore and trasfer a movie in HD back at the end of the 90's and the releases of our labels on DVD are amongst the most sought after from Collectors all around the world.
This is the excellent video shot and edited by Bojan Mitkovski and Dalibor Mitkovski at the end of the shooting of our short film DOORS. It features interviews with cast and crew, including Michele De Angelis, Viktorija Stepanovska, Steve Brooke Smith and Aleksandar Grozdanovski. IN ENGLISH!!!
This was aired few days ago on Tera Tv in Macedonia. It's a 7,15 mins special made with interviews with me, actresses Viktorija Stepanovska and Maja Andonovska. Thanks to journalist Neda Maretic that gave us so much room in her cultural show.
SELECTION IN THE PROGRAM OF CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER IS A NEW AFFIRMATION OF YOUR FILM AND YOU AS HIS AUTHOR!
I AM ALSO PLEASED THAT I SELECTED THE FILM FOR LAST YEAR'S MANAKI BROS FEST WHERE THE FILM HAD THE REAL START SINCE IT WAS SHOT IN BITOLA. IT IS NICE THAT YOU HAVE THAT FACT ON YOUR BLOG/KINOGLAZORAMA. NEXT TIME IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU PUT SOME MORE INFO ABOUT THE MANAKI BROTHERS FEST, AS THE FIRST AND THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD DEDICATED TO THE ARTISTS-CINEMATOGRAPHERS.
(film critic, publicist, Festival's Artistic Director and Official Competition Selector)
Dear Dore, ICFF Manaki Brothers is the house of art and light. The best Cinematographers in the world meet there every year to talk with people and share their knowledge and skills. It was, as i wrote before a great honor and pleasure to be selected there. Not to mention the festival is held in the city of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, the same city in which my short was shot. I really feel this place and this festival to be very important to me, since there I met my wife for the first time. For anyone interested this is the link to the festival site http://www.manaki.com.mk/
For a lover like me of silent film it was a dream come true to be selected in a festival named after visionary pioneers of filmmaking like the Manaki Brothers, the first to bring a movie camera in the Balkans early 1900. I publicly thank you again to show such enthusiasm and interest for my work as a director.