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Facets Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,015 works in 1,561 publications in 11 languages and 52,673 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Documentary films  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Science fiction films  Animated films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PQ6613.A763, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Facets Video (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Facets Video (Firm)
Dekalog = The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
Camila by María Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the tragic true story of Buenos Aires socialite Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love with, and runs away with, a young Jesuit priest, Uladislao Gutiérrez
H.H. Holmes : America's first serial killer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind America's first serial killer who terrorized Chicago during the turn-of-the-century World's Fair. Chronicles his grisly life from childhood, to the cross-country man hunt to find him, and finally to his incarceration and execution
Medea( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Danish and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in Russian and English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Learś attempt to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads to great tragedy
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a power struggle between a widow and her adult daughter
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli = Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land
Chahār shanbah sūrī = [Fireworks Wednesday] by Aṣghar Farhādī( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Persian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Tehran is preparing to celebrate the traditional New Year with the festival of fire, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the official New Year begins. A young woman named Rouhi is employed by a young couple to clean their house. Sweet and naive, Rouhi is engaged to be married, but her innocence is shattered when she finds her employers' household in crisis over accusations of infidelity
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Russian and Armenian and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's HAMLET is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein's who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare. Leading film historian Richard Dyer wrote in the Boston Globe: 'Paradoxically, the two most powerful films of Shakespeare plays [HAMLET and KING LEAR] were made not in Great Britain but in the Soviet Union.'"--Editorial review, Amazon.com
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una serie dedicada a las creaciones arquitectónicas más ambiciosos del siglo 19 y 20, consistentes en material de archivo notable, modelos a escala, y entrevistas con algunos de los más grandes arquitectos de nuestro tiempo"--Estuche
Tre fratelli = Three brothers by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the lives and dreams of three brothers reunited in their small home town on the occasion of the funeral of their mother. "Here, in the sunlight of the Italian countryside, they face their connection to each other and to themselves, in a film that is at once beautiful, full of humanity, and emotionally shattering."
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a distant planet, tiny humanoid creatures called Oms live in fear of the Draags. Draags are blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 15 of Melies' short films
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life. Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes
Aventurera by Alberto Gout( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father shoots himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in Juarez but is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer and call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving
White king, red rubber, black death( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of King Leopold II of Belgium's treatment of the native inhabitants of the Congo Free State in the years 1885-1908, during which time he administered forced labor camps of shocking brutality and plundered the colony's natural resources for his personal gain
La vie de Bouddha by Martin Meissonnier( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha
Deutschland bleich Mutter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film is set during World War II and follows newlywed Lene, whose young husband, a soldier, is sent to the front lines. Lene discovers that she is pregnant and is forced to take her child on a journey across the war-ravaged countryside ... Lene ... is by turns brave and foolhardy, resourceful and resilient, facing a bleak future with fierce determination"--Container
 
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