CultFilms launches with Sophia Loren arthouse gems

❉   New specialist label will launch with two award-winning masterpieces starring screen siren Sophia Loren – ‘Two Women’, directed by neo-realist master Vittoria De Sica and ‘A Special Day’ from revered director Ettore Scola.

CultFilms is a brand new independent label merging two of the original world cinema specialist distributors, Nouveaux Pictures and Argent Films, which will be incorporated into the new label. CultFilms will create luxury releases of quality foreign and arthouse films. Every title will be a high end, collectible product, and extras will feature one or more in-depth documentary.

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Sophia Loren in ‘Two Women’,1960

CultFilms will launch with two award-winning masterpieces starring screen siren Sophia Loren – ‘Two Women’, directed by neo-realist master Vittoria De Sica and ‘A Special Day’ from revered director Ettore Scola. These masterworks of world cinema are Loren’s two highest rated films on IMDB and will be presented for the first time ever in pristine HD, sourced from a restored negative, they will be released in October 2016.

CultFilms will sponsor a screening at London’s ICA of Ettore Scola’s award-winning ‘A Special Day’ with a panel discussion on 23 October 2016.

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Sophia Loren in ‘A Special Day’, 1977

Cultfilms has purposefully curated a collection of all award-winning Sophia Loren classics, which it will release subsequently. These include the Oscar winning (Best Foreign Language Film), ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ (featuring the epoch-making Sophia Loren striptease), the double Oscar nominated (Best Actress & Best Foreign Language Film), ‘Marriage Italian Style’ and ‘Boccaccio 70’, creating the most definitive Sophia Loren collection ever.

CultFilms is proud to have been instrumental in the 4K restoration of Gillo Pontecorvo’s ‘The Battle Of Algiers’ by award-winning Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Casbah Entertainment. To celebrate its 50th Anniversary this multi award-winning, seminal war film was especially selected by the panel to screen at the 2016 Venice Film Festival with a red carpet event, introduced by the director of the festival, with the influencer and producer Saadi Yacef and with Mrs. Pontecorvo attending. The film will be released in December complete with a new exclusive documentary on the restoration.

In 2017 CultFilms will curate and release a complete collection of Federico Fellini masterpieces such as ‘La Dolce Vita’, and ‘8 1/2’, a much lauded work that redefined film-making.


❉ Source: Aim Publicity.

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