The Electric Picture House has partnered with YourScreen to bring a fantastic programme of world cinema - most of it new to the UK and not available on other streaming platforms -  into your living room.

By choosing to get your world cinema fix via YourScreen, you will also be supporting the Electric Picture House, as we get a share of every ticket sold using our promo code WOTT25 - and you get a 25% discount on the listed price.

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HOW IT WORKS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SEASON 3:

Veins of the World

Dir: Byambasuren Davaa, Germany/Mongolia, 2020, 96 mins, subtitles, age advisory: 12+
Available from 13 April - 23 May

The director of much-loved world cinema classics The Story of the Weeping Camel and The Cave of the Yellow Dog transports us once again to the spectacular beauty of the Mongolian steppe, this time looking at the encroachment of modernity and its effect on nomadic lifestyles that have changed little in hundreds of years.

Following the sudden death of the leader of a campaign against mining companies who are destroying the habitat on which they depend, his eleven-year-old son steps up to carry on his David vs Goliath fight, an old Mongolian folk tale being both his inspiration and his secret weapon.

“[The film has] an intimate authenticity when it comes to depicting the lives of Mongolian nomadic herders. More than an ethnographic curiosity, the film, in its understated way, is an environmental cri de coeur” – Wendy Ide,  Screen International

 

The Drifters

Dir: Ben Bond, UK, 2019, 90 mins, age advisory: 15+
Available until 30 April

A film so bright and cool that you need sunglasses to watch it. 

Fanny, a Parisienne waitress, and Koffee, an African immigrant, meet cute at a London English class. Both are running from something – she from a dead-end existence, he from something far more life-threatening. Fleeing London after Koffee has botched a job for his boss, they fetch up in Teignmouth, where a brief respite allows them to get to know each other, enjoy life and ponder where they want to get to, before reality catches up.

Breezily shot in vibrant colours and in a style joyfully recalling the French Nouvelle Vague, this entertaining film makes Teignmouth look like the French Riviera and is imbued with a free-wheeling ambience that is the perfect antidote for the pandemic blues.

Asunder

Dir: Esther Johnson, UK, 2016, 72 mins, age advisory: 12+
Available until 30 April

Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with  almost all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers.

A film by Esther Johnson with a soundtrack by Sunderland’s Mercury-nominated Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits. The creative producer for the project is writer and musician Bob Stanley.

“The footage is expertly threaded together and is complemented by Bob Stanley’s evocative and poetic words that are beautifully voiced by Kate Adie”. Helen de Witt, BFI London Film Festival.

“A powerful fusion of the historical with the contemporary, a lyrical work that lingers long in the imagination" Morning Star.

"...montage shots of residential streets, the remnants of industry... fashion a meticulous mosaic of themed segments captured with Johnson’s trademark painterly eye for detail"  The Culture Vulture

 

An Impossible Project

Dir: Jens Meurer, 99 mins, age advisory: 12+
Available until 23 May

In the world we live in, sometimes a digital download or an image on a screen just isn’t enough – we’re missing physical connection. We need to hold and feel to connect, awaken our senses and evoke our emotions. 

Digital has taken over our lives, from the constant buzz of phone notifications to social-media stories that disappear forever and millions of photos stored on our devices rather than taking pride of place on the mantelpiece. We have apps for everything, from fitness to baking and even for sleeping. We’re reading e-books, streaming, sharing, posting – this is our reality. It’s time for a reset.

This inspiring new documentary follows modern-day Don Quixote, Florian "Doc" Kaps, an eccentric Viennese biologist who risks his career and entire fortune to take on An Impossible Project to save the world's last Polaroid factory. 

In an ode to physical formats, the film charts Doc’s drive to keeping analogue alive, in an against-the-odds mission to break free from the seemingly unstoppable advance of technology. His obsession and passion takes him on a journey across the globe where he encounters like-minded souls who share his passion for the tangible, from photography to vinyl.

Along the way Doc meets others analogue superheroes: there’s Moleskine founder Maria Sebregondi, a direct-to-vinyl recording session in Vienna with American Idol singer Hayley Reinhart, and a fateful trip to the Südbahnhotel, a 1902 Grand Hotel in the Alps, an all-analogue wonder that has stood empty but fully functional for 43 years and that’s set for a revival.

Shot on 35mm and featuring a soundtrack recorded direct to vinyl by a 40-piece jazz orchestra, An Impossible Project  is an affecting and entertaining film that offers a deep, satisfying breath of haptic fresh air in these increasingly unreal times - providing nostalgia, wit and warmth from start to finish.

"A genius film about optimism" Docs Against Gravity 

"Inspiring and engaging" Cineuropa 


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