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‘Little England’ & ‘Home from Home’ Available on Video On Demand

Little England, the Oscar shortlist submission from Greece for Best Foreign Language Film directed and produced by husband and wife team Pantelis Voulgaris and Ioanna Karystiana (upon whose earlier book the script is based) is about a tumultuous love story that takes place in the Greek archipelago of Andros during the 1930s amidst an industry of seafaring notorious for fracturing familial and marital bonds. Visit the Little England page for more information about the film.

Little England is available on Amazon and iTunes.

Praised as “striking” and “beautifully shot” by The Hollywood Reporter and warmly received by film critics following its UK release, this 2013 TIFF and 2014 EFM festival selection is set to open theatrically in NY this fall. Directed by Edgar Reitz and featuring a special appearance by acclaimed director Werner Herzog who portrays the great humanitarian scientist Alexander von Humboldt, Home From Home: Chronicle of a vision of a Vision is Reitz’ capstone achievement following the success of his earlier Heimat television series the director started in 1984. Home From Home is a heart-wrenching tale about the plight of mid-19th century Hunsrück villagers who endure a life of hardship in a poor rural village, many of whom take great risks to emigrate to South America in search of a better life. Visit the Home From Home page for more information about the film.

Home from Home is available on Amazon.

Open Up to Me on DVD

‘Open Up to Me’ Official DVD Release

Corinth Films will announce the official DVD release of Simo Halinen’s “Open Up to Me,” the struggle of a transgender woman in modern day Finland.

Maarit (Leea Klamola) has successfully managed to live what she considers a double life – a male body transformed into a woman. Maarit’s new life and body have come with a considerable price: an estranged wife and daughter, the feeling of being a stranger in a familiar but cold world, and a nagging conscience to confess her sexual identity to would-be employers and those who try to get too close. Most of all she longs to revive the relationship with her estranged daughter Pinja (Emmi Nivala).

“Open Up to Me” is planned for a DVD release on July 7, 2015. Stay tuned for more information.

Home from Home at The Anthology Film Archives

‘Home From Home’ Theatrical Opening September 11, 2015

Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-19th century German village in Hunsrück, Home From Home captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Their motto was: “Any fate is better than death”. Edgar Reitz’s film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. It encompasses a time of tribulation and illuminates the revolutionary and intellectual spirit present in the souls who are center of this tale.

Jakob, our protagonist, tries to immerse himself in literature and learning, as the rest of his family toils to fend off starvation. He dreams about leaving his village, Schabbach, for a new life in Brazil and the freedom of the wild South American jungle. Jakob’s brother, Gustav, returns from military service and his appearance is destined to shatter Jakob’s world and his love for Henriette, as it symbolizes the necessary rift that will set into motion the unraveling of the regimented family structure.

‘Home From Home’ opens September 11, 2015 at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 anthologyfilmarchives.org.