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Cinema tour announcement: 'Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight' and 'Too Much Johnson'

May 07, 2015

This year is the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles. There are celebrations across the world, and that includes cinema screening of his celebrated works. Mr Bongo are releasing three Orson Welles films this year; Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight / Too Much Johnson / Immortal Story. They will be appearing in cinemas throughout the year and you can keep...

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Falstaff Chimes At Midnight (50th Anniversary Edition) - Official Trailer

May 05, 2015

To celebrate the centenary of Orson Welles’ birth, Mr Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of a brand new restored 50th Anniversary Edition of his masterpiece Falstaff Chimes at Midnight. One of the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films. It has also long been a firm...

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Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, comes to the UK

Apr 20, 2015

Well, we're a little bit excited about this to say the least. Martin Scorsese brings his touring film season to the UK, looking at 24 of the finest Polish films, by directors including Wojciech Has who directed The Hourglass Sanatorium and Saragossa Manuscript, both released on Mr Bongo. The tour begins at the launch of this year’s Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, on April...

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Orson Welles on Mr Bongo: 'Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight: Restored Edition', ‘Too Much Johnson’ and 'The Immortal Story'

Apr 09, 2015

We are extremely proud to announce that we will be releasing a restored, 50th anniversary edition of Orson Welles masterpiece ‘Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight' ('Campanadas a medianoche' in Spanish) on Blu-ray and DVD this summer. This will be accompanied by 'Too Much Johnson', on Blu-ray and DVD, and 'The Immortal Story' on DVD. For the 50th anniversary edition of ‘Chimes At Midnight’, we have...

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Last recommended UK posting dates for Christmas 2014

Dec 16, 2014

Agreed, not the most exciting blog post we've ever written but important nonetheless. European/worldwide are very difficult to predict from now until the first week of January, however UK dates are as follows: Thursday 18 December2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Saturday 20 December1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Tuesday 23 DecemberRoyal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® More info...

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Los Angeles Debut Screening of Tropicalia

Sep 15, 2014

  On Sunday 28th September, Mr Bongo in collaboration with Radio Afrique and The Velaslavasay Panorama will host the Los Angeles debut of Tropicália, a documentary film by Marcelo Machado. Tropicália tells the story of the rich artistic and cultural movement born in the late 1960s in Brazil. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde...

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Martin Scorsese presents Masters Of Polish Cinema and 'Hourglass Sanatorium'

Apr 29, 2014

Martin Scorsese has curated a selection of landmark Polish films, all newly restored, from some of the country's most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jerzy Kawalerowicz and Wojciech Has. Zanussi will appear in person as the Academy Awards launches this series on 2nd May with a screening of two of his films; the...

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Musica de Futebol - Celebrating The Brazilian Love Affair with Music and Football

Apr 29, 2014

Brazil became a republic in 1889. Five years later Charles Miller arrived with two footballs at the port of Santos and the country’s destiny was foreordained. Within decades football was the strongest symbol of Brazilian identity. Brazil has won the World Cup five times – more than any other country. It has produced some of the most talented players of...

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Ginga: The Soul Of Brazilian Football coming soon on Mr Bongo

Feb 25, 2014

‘Ginga, it’s in our blood, it’s a gift given by God especially to Brazilians who play football and learn to dance from an early age. I think Brazilians are given Ginga when they’re born and continue to improve it through childhood.‘  Ronaldo Pele, Zico, Jairzinho, Renaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar… Some of world’s greatest footballers all have one thing in common: they all hail from Brazil, the land of footballing...

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Three Mr Bongo tracks in Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury'

Feb 06, 2014

Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury' premier's tonight at Odeon, Leicester Square in London. Three of our tracks feature in the soundtrack:    And Tito Puente's - Tito On Timbales Full soundtrack information is available at Soundtrackmania.com

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