Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Check out Kino Lorber’s stunning December slate!

Kino Lorber’s acclaimed films coming to streaming this month including Chile ‘76Close to Vermeer, and new 4K restorations of The Conformist and Millennium Mambo arrive on streaming for the first time.

Here are just a few of the film highlights we are excited for — from international features to domestic documentaries. For the full streaming program go here.

Chile ’76

Chile ’76

Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ‘76 builds from family melodrama to gripping suspense thriller as it follows a bourgeois woman’s flirtation with political resistance.

Dogtooth

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Oscar®-nominated breakthrough is a black comedy about three teenagers confined to their parents’ isolated country estate and living in an absurdist, nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression.

The Scent of Green Papaya

The Scent of Green Papaya

Tran Anh Hung’s Oscar®-nominated stunner is set in 1951 Saigon, where 10 year old Mui (Lu Man San) enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. Despite her servile role, Mui discovers beauty and epiphany in the lush physical details that envelope her

Bill Cunningham New York

The story of New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, who for decades obsessively and inventively chronicled street fashion trends and high society soirées for the Times Style section.

Grace Jones

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

Poison

Poison

Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Todd Haynes’s second feature is a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema that deftly interweaves a trio of transgressive tales into a groundbreaking American Indie that was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s.

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

A cornerstone of the horror genre, F.W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains 100 years later one of the most unsettling vampire films ever made… and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations.

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Odessa, 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin, the ship’s loyal crew contemplates the unthinkable… mutiny. For nearly 100 years, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time.

Metropolis

Metropolis

Presented here in the best available version, Fritz Lang’s German expressionist sci-fi masterpiece dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers – orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them.

About Kino Lorber

With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 45 years, releasing 35 films per year theatrically and garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. The company also brings over 350 titles annually to the home entertainment and educational markets through digital and physical media releases. In recent years, Kino Lorber has expanded its own direct digital platforms through the launch of TVOD service Kino Now and the acquisition of MHz Choice and Topic, the two leading North America streaming services featuring international series.

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