Facets brings you two DVDs featuring the inspiring work of five of the world's greatest directors.
TICKETS offers a trilogy of interwoven stories set aboard a train traveling from Central Europe to Rome. Each story is directed by an influential award-winning filmmaker: Ken Loach, Abbas Kiarostami, and Ermanno Olmi.
With MEDEA, iconoclastic filmmaker Lars Von Trier directs an exploration of the dark passions of a woman scorned. MEDEA, a modernization of the play by Euripides, is based on a script by legendary Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer.
This controversial film from Tahmineh Milani (Two Women, The Legend of a Sigh), and some of the outspoken remarks by the director, led to her arrest by the Revolutionary Court of Iran (she was later released). Fundamentalists objected to the sympathetic portrayal of those who fought against the Islamic Revolution in this story of a woman remembering her affair with a married man in the aftermath of the overthrow of the Shah. This past romance is revealed through a letter to her husband, a judge who will be hearing the case of a woman facing execution.