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Cinema 16 - World Short Films [2008] [DVD]


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  • Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Guy Maddin, Alexander Sokurov, Taika Waititi
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, Japanese
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Cinema 16
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Nov. 2008
  • Run Time: 295 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001E6DDJY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,129 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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CINEMA16 celebrates the short film by showcasing some of the best classic and award-winning shorts on DVD. Aside from providing short films with a much needed platform CINEMA16 gives filmmakers and movie-lovers access to some great films that would otherwise be near impossible to see, from the fascinating early works of some of the world's greatest direcotrs to award-winning films from its most exciting new filmmakers. With over five hours of films WORLD CINEMA16 is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the moving image. The majority of the films are accompanied by audio commentaries, almost always by the direcots themselves. Highlights of the collection include Andrea Arnold's Oscar winner 'Wasp', and Taiki Waititi's Oscar nominated 'Two Cars, One Night'. Also included is 2008 Oscar nominee 'Madame Tutli Putli' and 2008 Sundance winner 'On the Ice'. Full running order; 'Wasp' - Andrea Arnold; 'Judgement' - Park Chan-Wook; 'Sikumi (On the Ice)' - Andrew Okpeaha Maclean; 'Dona Lupe' - Guillermo del Toro; 'Old Lady and the Pigeons (La Vielle Dame et Les Pigeons) - Sylvain Chomet; 'Attack on the Bakery' - Naoto Yamakawa; 'Two Cars, One Night' - Taiki Waititi; 'Sonata for Hitler' - Alexander Sokurov; 'My Dad is 100 Years Old' - Guy Maddin; 'Forklift Truck Driver Klaus - First Day on the Job (Stablefahrer Klaus - Der Erste Arbeitstag) - Stefan Pehn & Jorg Wagner; 'Uncle' - Adam Elliot; 'Quartet for the End of Time (Cuarteto Para el Fin del Tiempo) - Alfonso Cuaron; 'Madame Tutli-Putli' - Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczarbowski; 'A Girls Own Story' - Jane Campion; 'Borom Sarret' - Ousmane Sembene; 'Soft' - Simon Ellis.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Domenico Fellini on 23 Dec. 2010
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Short films are, first and foremost, calling cards for up-and-coming directors. To set out to watch a short expecting the same level of plot and character development as a feature is to miss the point. A short that shows the confluence of a solid plot, good casting, photography, editing and score, has a lot to say for itself and for the potential of it's maker who is very often working to a low budget and, sometimes, to a time constraint.

This DVD contains 16 outstanding examples of directors who understand what is required by the format of a short film. I bought it for Chomet's "The Old Woman and the Pigeons" which was excellent prep work for "Les Triplets de Belleville" and alone would have been worth the price I paid but I was pleasantly surprised by the contents. This is highly recommended viewing for anyone who wants to know more about this genre of film.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian buys stuff from amazon on 23 Nov. 2010
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Okay, this is a collection of 16 short films, usually around 10-15 minutes each. There are bound to be some you like and some you don't. I'll say that the one's I particularly enjoyed were "Klaus The Forklift Driver"; in the opening scenes I didn't know what to make of this but it turned out to be one of the funniest (and I mean laughing so much there were tears running down my face) short films I have ever seen. "Madame Tutli Putli" was awesome. And "The Old Lady and the Pigeons" was sinister and darkly funny. There were others I didn't really get, I'm not saying they weren't any good but I didn't get much out of them. Each to their own I guess. However, on the back of this I will purchase the other Cinema 16s collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Layzell on 29 Jan. 2011
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This is a great selection of short films, some truly astounding pieces of cinema. There's a range of documentary, animation, art cinema and some are surprisingly amusing too. My favourite is probably 'Old Lady and Pigeons'- very peculiar, and hilarious. A good DVD for people new to international short films, and long-time fans.
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