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We're delighted to be working with Sony Home Entertainment, to give away two bundles of newly released Blu-rays from The Criterion Collection's exceptional series of classic and contemporary cinema each month.


February's releases include: 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Wes Anderson brings his dry wit and visual inventiveness to this exquisite caper set amid the old-world splendour of Europe between the world wars. Meticulously designed, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a breathless picaresque and a poignant paean to friendship and the grandeur of a vanished world,

The Ascent (1977) - Larisa Shepitko’s final film won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and went on to be hailed as one of the finest works of late Soviet cinema. With stark, visceral cinematography that pits blinding white snow against pitch-black despair, finding poetry and transcendence in the harrowing trials of war.

Charade (1963) - In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit.


For a chance to win February's new releases, answer the following question: Which 2015 film based on a novel by Colm Tóibín did Saoirse Ronan (who appears in The Grand Budapest Hotel) also star in? 
 
Please email answers to leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk by midnight on Sunday 28th February 2021.

 

The competition is open to UK residents only.