In our box-setted on-demand digital world, it’s oh so easy to gorge ourselves on episode after episode of the latest everyone’s-talking-about-it series or trashy reality show isn’t it? Just before you dive back into another nine-series long binge of American comedy show/Scandi cop thriller, why not try something a little different?
No commitment mind, just one box set of Serious Films that you should definitely have watched. Start with a selection of critically-acclaimed award-winners: The Palme D’Or collection. Featuring Emir Kusturica’s magnificently epic Underground alongside two powerful and haunting films: The Child and 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, it’s around six hours of some of the best cinema to have been made in the past 20 years.
Or why not try the Rafi Pitts collection, including three of the Iranian New Wave director’s must-sees, or the four emotionally-charged films featured in cinematic superstar’s Claire Denis’ box set. Just a few suggestions, but we’re willing to bet you’ll see the difference. Swapping TV junk food for Michelin-starred cuisine? Yes please.