08 October 2009

Goodbye, Picture This!

Picture This! Entertainment has closed their doors, something I've suspected was about to happen for a while. Over the summer, they announced their first release in a long while with Jiří Chlumský's Broken Promise [Nedodržaný sľub], which Slovakia recently named their Foreign Oscar submission for 2010, but according to IndieWire, they've filed for bankruptcy. While I've always frowned at the graphic layout of their DVD covers and website, they have brought a number of significant films to the US, including Sébastien Lifshitz's Come Undone [Presque rien], Claude Miller's Class Trip [La classe de neige], João Pedro Rodrigues' O Fantasma and Brillante Mendoza's The Masseur.

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