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 Post subject: 112 Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:26 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:40 pm 
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I hadn't heard of this film before but Second Run blind buys haven't gone wrong for me yet. Anybody here seen it?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:09 pm 

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
According to Arrow's store:
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Stella Cadente (in English ‘Falling Star’), Lluís Miñarro’s lavish, lascivious story of the doomed Spanish King Amadeo I in the early 1870s, is unlike any cinematic historical portrait before it. Taking this little-known episode of Spanish history, the film functions as a metaphor for contemporary Spain – and by extension, Europe - and its ongoing state of crisis.

Both historical film and camp melodrama, this richly layered film is suffused with absurdist asides, surreal interludes and sexually explicit reverie. Its bold and beautiful tableaux are filled with casual references to art and literature, colourfully and radiantly filmed by Jimmy Gimferrer (cameraman for fellow Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra, among others). Wonderfully performed, sumptuously designed, sometimes shocking and playfully anarchic, Stella Cadente is one of the most original and transcendent works to emerge in contemporary European cinema.
SPECIAL FEATURES

- Stella Cadente (2013) - presented from a new digital remaster of the film.

- Familystrip (2009) - Lluís Miñarro’s acclaimed feature-length documentary

- Original Catalan soundtrack in 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Stereo.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.

- Booklet featuring a new essay by journalist and programmer Neil Young.


Anyone can comment on this? Never heard of it and have yet to experience Serra so I have no knowledge about this


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:55 pm 
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It's definitely worth paying attention to. The central image of the film is of a jewel-encrusted terrapin tumbling through its environment which captures Stella Cadente's stoned glam vibe.

See no reason why there should be a digital remaster from 2013 and it's a pity that such visual film is DVD only, but it sadly never escaped the margins of the festival circuit.


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:38 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:49 am 

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Pre-order currently just £9.99 at Amazon!


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:59 am 

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Full details of this release now up at our website


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:08 am 

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"Frankly explicit... irresistibly exquisite" (The Hollywood Reporter) - - Lluís Miñarro's lavish, lascivious STELLA CADENTE is OUT TODAY!

£9.99 at Amazon.

Full details at our website.


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:06 am 
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I haven't seen this yet, but all the information above makes it sound as if late Visconti might be an influence. Is that plausible or am I completely on the wrong track?


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:11 pm 

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"A luscious film made to protest an era of austerity, an experimental film that is also pleasurable and easy to digest, an austere, slow film that is also lavish and decadent. If you had to describe it in pitch format you might say it was Shakespeare’s Richard II as a Peter Greenaway film"

A wonderful review and analysis of Lluís Miñarro’s STELLA CADENTE by Graham Williamson at The Geek Show


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:10 am 

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Mondo Digital on STELLA CADENTE


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:58 am 

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"A character study in ennui and erotic abstraction... Second Run is the superior choice for image quality and inclusion of a 5.1 track"
Beaver on STELLA CADENTE


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:41 am 

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"A unique and perplexing experience to savour."
Patrick Gamble CineVue on Lluís Miñarro's Stella Cadente


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:45 pm 

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"Miñarro pieces the film together with great delicacy and a warm shot of dry wit"
David Jenkins on STELLA CADENTE in the latest Little White Lies magazine


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 Post subject: Re: Stella Cadente
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:40 am 

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"A fantastic achievement, and one of the most surreal, joyous, blackly comic and beautiful to look at historical biopics you’re ever likely to see... a magnificently unexpected surprise. Highly recommended – this has to be a very late contender for one of the most enjoyable DVD releases of 2016."
Ian White raves about STELLA CADENTE at Starburst Magazine


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