New collection offers film fans a passport to World Cinema

Luc Besson's Leon

Luc Besson's Leon

Jean Renoir’s Boudu Saved From Drowning, Luc Besson’s Leon and Guiseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso are just three of the 30 titles that make up our new World Cinema Collection, now available for booking from Park Circus.

We’ve taken a look through our 12,000 strong catalogue and brought some of the most iconic films from around the globe into one collection. Programmers have told us that these collections help them plan for cinemas and film societies.

Renoir’s Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932), which returned to cinemas in 2010 and was described by Total Film as “one of the best social comedies ever made,” is a French classic about a tramp rescued from the Seine who turns the lives of the Bourgeois Lestingois family. Boudu also comes to DVD and Blu-ray from today.

Federico Fellini makes the list twice with 1969’s satire of Roman life, Fellini Satyricon, and 1972’s tribute to Rome, Fellini’s Roma. Italy is also represented by Vittorio De Sica’s Oscar-winning Bicycle Thieves (1948), which tells of a poor man’s search through Rome for his bike.

More modern films are represented by titles such as Japanese horror, Ringu (The Ring), which helped revitalise the genre on its release in 1998, 2000’s gangster thriller Brother, starring Takeshi Kitano, and 2008 drama The Flight of the Red Balloon, focusing on a Chinese student’s life in Paris with a French family.

If you’re looking to open an audience’s eyes to great world cinema, take a tour of our list and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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