Walk This Way unveils new VOD line-up of Unexpected Love Stories
James R | On 29, Jun 2016
Walk This Way has announced its third wave of VOD releases for this summer: Unexpected Love Stores.
The VOD distribution programme, which brings films to platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play, has picked films that reinvent romance in a fresh new way for its latest line-up. The collection is available to download in the UK now, following the release of Men on the Edge and Docs From Around the World earlier this year.
Fasten Your Seatbelt
The latest film by Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek sends the viewer a warning with its title: Fasten Your Seatbelt. The story follows Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca), two star-crossed lovers who have nothing in common (different personalities, life choices, social circles), except for one thing: they are both instinctively attracted to each other. Ozpetek’s film is a modern rom-com on sexuality and love filled with sexy people … and sexy storytelling. The film is available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Things We Do for Live
Matti Ijäs’ film is a very Nordic love story, peppered with awkward situations, quirky nudity and deadpan humour, about the romance between Vaarala (Sampo Sarkola) and Ansa (Kristi Kosonen). The former is a reserved romantic photographer who takes pictures of empty park benches, and the latter, a woman prone to impulsiveness and impetuousness – together, they try to overcome their problems as outcasts. The film is available in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom.
With Every Heartbeat
Alexandre-Thérèse Keining is currently on the festival circuit with her latest film Girls Lost, but you can catch up with the Scandinavian filmmaker’s work with study of adultery, heterosexuality and homosexuality, as a young engaged woman finds herself caught up in an affair with her stepmother’s lesbian daughter. The film, starring Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes and Krister Henriksson, is available in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Slovakia.
Doris Dörrie’s Bliss follows two young people in Berlin: a refugee (Alba Rohrwacher, the current it actress in Italy, who is already well-established in the rest of Europe), and a homeless punk (Vinzenz Kiefer), with whom she forges an unexpected relationship. Dörrie, the director of award-winning Cherry Blossoms, brings us a heartfelt portrait of love in Berlin’s underground. Viewers from Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom are able to watch the film.
Sweden is also the setting of director Mani Maserrat Agah’s love story between Ida (Anna Åström) and Krister (Gustaf Skarsgård), which depicts a relationship between two people who are madly in love, caught up in a cycle of passion and abuse, and who end up in a problematic impasse when their tricky situation leads to catastrophic consequences. The film is available to viewers in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.