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

Little England at the San Joaquin Intl Film Fest

‘Little England’ Opening Night Film at the San Joaquin Int’l Film Festival

San Joaquin International Film Festival founder and director Sophoan Sorn announces Little England as this year’s Opening Night film. Watch the interview.

Little England will be opening the San Joaquin International Film Festival on August 1, 2015. For more information, visit

Corinth Films Acquires Pantelis Voulgaris’ Little England

Corinth Films has signed with Mikra Agglia S.A. to distribute 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 Karystiani (upon whose earlier book the script is based) about a tumultuous love story that takes place in the Greek archipelago of Andros during the 1930’s amidst an industry of seafaring notorious for fracturing familial and marital bonds.

Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film” and “a woman’s picture in every sense of the word.”

Little England is planned for a limited theatrical release later in 2015. Read more at Neo Magazine.

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Corinth Films Acquires Tale of German Tragedy ‘Home From Home’

Corinth Films will distribute Edgar Reitz’s “Home From Home,” the struggle of 19th century German villagers trying to escape the hardships of home by emigrating to South America.

Jan Dieter Schneider stars as Jakob, who longs for a new life for himself and troubled family in Brazil and whose dreams may be shattered by his devious brother, Gustav, played by Maximilian Scheidt. But Jakob refuses to let his hard work and studies go to waste and rebels against the tired labor system. After being thrown in prison and brought to near death, Jakob must reunite with his family and love, Henriette.

“Home From Home” is planned for a limited theatrical release in July. Read more at IndieWire.