Treats for ‘Community Languages’ lovers
Check out the latest movies by browsing in our extensive library DVD collection located in the Sound & Vision section under ‘Foreign’. Alternatively, be first to get the latest news of politics, events or local issues from all over the world through our online newspapers – see PressDisplay at mygateway.info. The papers are complete with photographs, graphics and even advertisements. PressDisplay offers hundreds of newspapers from 80 countries in 40 languages at your fingertips.
For French or Spanish speakers here is a small selection of DVDs and newspapers for you to enjoy:
My afternoons with Margueritte
“It’s all about friendship and love and…. Gerard Depardieu! An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman played by Giselle Casadesus. Sitting on a park bench watching the pigeons play and interact, the woman – elegant, wise, but going blind – senses the honest heart of the man beside her, the character played by Depardieu. It is a gentle story with interested characters and relationships” – (description from Distributor website)
Che. Part two, Guerilla
“The second part of Steven Soderbergh’s epic biopic on the life of the iconic revolutionary. In 1965 Ernesto Che Guevara resigns from his role in the Cuban government to take up the struggle against Bolivia’s militarist government. But with Bolivia Che has bitten off more than he can chew. His band of volunteers are greatly outnumbered and short on supplies, the local population do not share his dreams of rebellion and when the US lends its support to the Bolivian Army, Che must not only face the prospect of defeat but his own failing health” – (description from Distributor website)
The age of reason
“Margaret is an accomplished businesswoman who manages her career with steely determination. But on her 40th birthday, a provincial solicitor contacts her with some forgotten letters she wrote to herself when she was seven, the age of reason. Immersed in the letters, Margaret takes a journey back into hidden memories, and slowly realises that she has lived a life very different from her childhood aspirations…” – (description from container)
“Jean is a burly and happily married housing contractor. One fateful afternoon, he picks up his son from school and meets the teacher, a willowy beauty named Mademoiselle Chambon. Their flirtation slowly builds over lingering glances and an impromptu violin solo in Chambon’s apartment. Jean soon comes to a crossroads, having to choose between the intensity of his bond with Chambon or the responsibility and care he feels for his wife and child” – (description from container)
“When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover (Depardieu), a former union leader” – (description from container)
“Francis and Marie are best friends and seemingly have it all – youth, good looks and style in abundance. One night they meet Nicolas, newly arrived in Montreal from the country, and they both fall instantly for this beautiful young man. As one rendezvous leads to another, from dinners to trips to the countryside, each of the two friends slides deeper into fantasies around the same object of desire. Soon, they find themselves on the precipice of a love duel that threatens the friendship they once thought indestructible” – (description from container)
Here’s a taste of the front pages of two newspapers. For access to the full issues for the last 60 days, log in to PressDisplay through your MyGateway page HERE and as a bonus many newspapers in PressDisplay have translation software to other languages!