The Decent One and Altman get exclusive Easter VOD release on Curzon Home Cinema
James R | On 03, Apr 2015
The Decent One and Altman both enjoy an eggs-clusive (sorry) VOD release on Curzon Home Cinema this Easter, on the same day they hit cinemas.
The two documentaries are now available to stream from the indie digital service, run by the art-house cinema chain.
Ron Mannʼs new documentary explores and celebrates the fifty-year career of influential director Robert Altman. From The Player to Gosford Park, Altman’s unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise and occasionally scathing criticism. Refusing to bow to Hollywood’s conventions, or its executives, he proved that it is possible to make truly independent films.
With the late filmmaker himself acting as guide, the movie combines rare interviews and archive images with interviews with his family and colleagues and film clips.
Vanessa Lapa’s documentary, The Decent One (pictured above), uses previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries, found in the Himmler family house in 1945, to give unique and uncomfortable access to the life and mind of the “Architect of the Final Solution”, Heinrich Himmler.
Born and raised in Belgium, Vanessa Lapa has been living in Israel since 1995. An accomplished journalist, she has produced and directed over a hundred factual reportages for Israeli television. Her 2009 project, Olmert – Concealed Documentary, revealed the behind-the-scenes of the government and the private life of Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
“The Decent One attempts to expose a previously unseen perspective on an often- approached subject,” says Lapa.
“With a dramatic script based on carefully selected pieces of true personal history and political reality, brought to life by exclusively using actors’ off voices and archival footage, The Decent One mixes documentary and fiction conventions to create a new post-documentary form. This allows the viewer to “think with” and “feel with” the film instead of simply consuming it… The fiction is as real as the horror it constructively comes to document.”
Both films are released in UK cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema today (Friday 3rd April). The Decent One will be available to stream on other VOD platforms from Monday 13th April, while Altman will be available from Monday 18th May.