Julieta is new on DVD this week

9th January, 2017

New on DVD this week is Julieta, the latest film from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, which adapts a series of short stories about a woman approaching middle-age, who recounts the events that fractured her family, and her attempts to repair that damage.

Also new to order is Hell or High Water, a crime story in which divorced father and his ex-con older brother try to save their home in West Texas through a series of heists against the bank that's about to take their family ranch.

Whichever you see, be sure to leave us your reviews!

JulietaJulieta 15 (14+) 

Duration: 99mins
Year: 2016
Director(s): Pedro Almodovar
Cast: Emma Suarez, Rossy de Palma, Michelle Jenner, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti

Auteur director Pedro Almodóvar imbues this adaptation of a series of short stories by Alice Munro about a conflicted female protagonist with his characteristic melodrama and artistic vision. Julieta is a middle-aged woman about to move in with her partner, who abandons her plans when a chance encounter with a friend of her estranged daughter brings buried feelings of grief and guilt to the surface. Desperate to make amends, Julieta begins to write her version of the tragic events which lead to their separation, in the hope that she will be able to find and reconnect with her daughter.

Related Films: Volver, A Woman Under The Influence, All About My Mother, August: Osage County

Hell or High WaterHell or High Water 15 (16+)

Duration: 102mins
Year: 2016
Director(s)David Mackenzie
CastJeff BridgesBen FosterChris PineKaty Mixon

Facing foreclosure on their family ranch in Texas where oil has recently been discovered, divorced father Toby and his tempestuous ex-con brother Tanner set out on a mission to rob several branches of the same bank. Trying to track them down is gruff ranger Marcus, staring down the barrel of retirement, as much as he hates the prospect. For the brothers, they are simply taking back from the bank what they see as being rightfully theirs, but law-enforcement has other ideas, setting the stage for a classic western showdown where not everybody gets to ride off into the sunset. Combining contemporary relevance with taut, gripping storytelling and compelling performances, this is a riveting – albeit violent – updating of the iconic genre.

Related FilmsUnforgivenNo Country For Old MenThe Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert FordTrue Grit

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