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Strand Releasing (Firm)

Works: 506 works in 1,244 publications in 6 languages and 43,186 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Experimental films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Strand Releasing (Firm)
The missing picture by Rithy Panh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critically acclaimed, The Missing Picture, a 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, is filmmaker Rithy Panh's personal quest to re-imagine his childhood memories. From the time when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, the only recorded artifacts that remain are propaganda footage. Panh uses beautifully detailed sculpted clay figurines and elaborate dioramas to recreate the missing images from his memory. His recollections of his family and friends before and after the regime's rule are poignantly told through a narrator's poetic voice. The Missing Picture is a unique documentary that manages to capture a historical moment that would never be told if not for the sheer creative mind of Panh and his innovative storytelling method
Les femmes du 6ème étage = The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in French and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French tradition of comedy built around impeccable timing and flawless acting is alive and well in this farce about a group of vibrant Spanish maids who shake things up in 1960s Paris. Jean-Louis has a quiet, bourgeois existence, living peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria. Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality--the servants' quarters--where he befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids, refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and whose influence on the house will ultimately transform everyone's life
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cahit Tomruk is in his forties, a rock 'n' rolling boozer with a purposeless, dead-end job. Sibel Güner desperately wants to escape her conservative Turkish family. Both are German-born Turks equally ill at ease in either culture; seeking a new life, and a morality that will withstand the constant shuttling between codes. They marry--a marriage of convenience. Eventually his nihilism and her promiscuity lead to violence and jail for him, and scandal and possible death for her. She goes into hiding in Istanbul and after he gets out, he goes to Turkey to find her. This dark and vibrant story reflects the unstable moods of Turks in Germany, a half assimilated, half-alien population whose future is a quest and whose passion is ongoing
Kirschblüten - Hanami = Cherry blossoms - Hanami by Doris Dörrie( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and Spanish and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi vows to make up for her lost life and takes his last journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival
Tyrannosaur by Paddy Considine( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TYRANNOSAUR follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair is brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph{u2019}s potential savior, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops, Hannah{u2019}s own secrets are revealed {u2014} her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive {u2014} and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succor and comfort
My flesh and blood by Jennifer Chaiken( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This deeply affecting film tells the inspiring story of Susan Tom, a single mother caring for 11 adopted special-needs children
La novia del desierto = The desert bride by Cecilia Atán( Visual )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in Spanish and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Teresa, a 54 year old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades she has taken refuge in the routine of her tasks, but now that the family has decided to sell the house, her life begins to totter
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados = Living is easy with eyes closed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan, facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from Help in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father
Set fire to the stars( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true events, this semi-biographical film is about aspiring American poet John M. Brinnin who 1950 arranged a series of poetry readings at the most prestigious college campuses of the United States for his hero, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and their turbulent relationship as Brinnin embarks on a week-long private retreat to his family's cabin in the woods of Connecticut in a desperate attempt to save the infamous, volatile celebrity poet who scandalized the Manhattan literati and challenged Brinnin's worship of his work
Carancho by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 deaths a day, 683 a month, over 8,000 a year, 100,000 over the last decade. In Argentina, traffic accidents are decimating those 35 and under. Festering beneath Argentina's crime-plagued, class-divided society is the quasi-lawless realm of motor vehicle accidents and their aftermath. Sosa is an ambulance-chasing lawyer. He's lost his license, so now he works the late-night streets of Buenos Aires, signing up injured clients for a predatory firm that will pay them perhaps a quarter, or a fifth, of what the insurance companies pay. Luján is an overworked young doctor who takes ambulance shifts for extra money. Her level of sleeplessness and chemical intake renders her less than desirable for performing emergency life-and-death surgery, but to Sosa Luján seems to be a ministering angel who can redeem his sleazoid existence. While Luján and Sosa can fall in love, the more vital question is can they escape the grim logic of their situation, evade responsibility for their own actions, and outrun a machine determined to destroy them?
Tongues untied by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States
La fille du RER = The girl on the train by André Techiné( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."--Container
Oslo, August 31st by Eskil Vogt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in Norwegian and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn't seen in a long while. Anders is smart, handsome, and from a good family, but he is deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted and all the people he has let down
John Rabe by Florian Gallenberger( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in China by courageously negotiating a safety zone to protect innocent civilians from the Japanese Army. Drawing from John Rabe's 1937 diaries as source material, Florian Gallenberger has crafted a portrait of a man revered as a saint in China to this day and yet never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime. Based on true events
Anonyma : eine Frau in Berlin = A woman in Berlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women become the victims of the Red Army invasion in Berlin in 1945. One of them, Anonyma, an educated woman, decides to look for an officer who can protect her. A complex symbiotic relationship develops between her and Russian officer Andrej that will force them to remain enemies until the bitter end
Ha-Milim ha-ṭovot = The kind words( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in Hebrew and English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This quirky and wry comedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings, Dorona and her brothers Netanel and Shai, who, in the wake of their mother's death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road trip from Israel across France to discover the truth about their birth father. It explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows
L'inconnu du lac = Stranger by the lake by Alain Guiraudie( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franck spends his summer vacation searching for companionship and sexual encounters at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a picturesque lake in rural France. One day, he meets Michel, an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Franck and Michel become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship
How about you by Anthony Byrne( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie is a free-spirited and headstrong young woman. She is left in charge of a residential home over the Christmas holidays. Her youth and inexperience bring her into conflict with the four grumpy residents. See how the hilarious antics of this uncivilized group, an unlikely romance, and the gradual solidarity that develops between the residents and Ellie unfold
Cameraman : the life & work of Jack Cardiff by Craig McCall( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African queen, The red shoes, Barefoot contessa, and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff. Includes bonus features
Straight up by Paula Abdul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that's all talk and no sex
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